The DB Schenker Award 2009, which carries a cash prize of EUR 10,000 (approximately US$14,000), has been given to Anita Petrick from the Darmstadt University of Technology, for her dissertation entitled, “Multimodal Products in Revenue Management: Potential and Approaches to Achieve Capacity Control.”
The dissertation deals with the special challenges that arise in connection with multimodal products. These are products that incorporate a variety of services that are made available to the customer in order to meet his specific needs.
“The work chosen by Petrick deals with a subject that is not only innovative, topical and relates to day-to-day operations, but one in which, even in related scientific discussions, little research has been carried out to date. It is a topic that is also of considerable interest to DB Schenker, because multimodality affects many areas of our transportation services,” says Karl-Friedrich Rausch, member of the management board of DB Mobility Logistics AG, responsible for the Transportation and Logistics Division.
A cash prize of EUR 10,000 was also awarded to Wolfgang Domschke at the Darmstadt University of Technology for supporting and supervising Petrick’s work.
The DB Schenker Award is presented by the Stinnes Foundation, a non-profit organization. The purpose of the award is to support non-profit scientific activities, especially academic work completed by young scientists in the fields of transportation, logistics and traffic systems.