Institute for Logistics, Risk- and Resource Management (ILR)

Welcome to ILR. The Institute for Logistics, Risk- and Resource Management (ILR) is a research institute of the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm (HNU). It is the result of a merger of the former Institute for Risk and Resource Management (RRM) and the Competence Centre of Logistics (CCL) in 2019. As such, the ILR continues and bundles the activities of RRM and CCL.


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Management decisions influence (and also depend on) risks and opportunities. It is therefore our mission to help decision makers in companies to take decisions which provide a competitive advantage. This includes minimizing (negative) risks as well as creating and harvesting (positive) opportunities by assigning adequate resources, re-configuring processes & routines and exploring new technologies in a non-static business world.

We pay special attention to companies which see excellent logistics as a must-have for their business – be it logistics service providers, companies whose operations depend on excellent in-house and/or transport logistics, or companies netted in complex supply chains.

Research Domain

As an institute of a business school (HNU) we want to conduct research with a clear business focus. Therefore, on the one hand our research domain includes all aspects of logitiscs & supply chain managemnet, and on the other hand it also includes market opportunities & risks, new technologies & resource employment, and the assessment of (new) business models.


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Our three main objectives are:

  • Research: Conduct research within the defined research domains that help to improve the management of risks, opportunities, and resources on the one hand and logistics concepts and operations on the other hand, and therefore make businesses more robust, persistent and successful.
  • Bi-directional Transfer:Transfer research findings to the business world and make them applicable to decision makers as well as transfer business problems into the research world by initiating applied science projects in co-operation with enterprises.
  • Education: Educate students and train executives in logistics, supply chain management, risk and resource management.


Emanuel Herrmann View Profile

Research Assistant / Innovative Logistics

E-Mail an Emanuel Herrmann
Main Building A,A.2.23


Professor Dr.
Oliver Kunze View Profile

Head of the Centre for Logistics

E-Mail an Professor Dr. Oliver Kunze
Main Building A,A.2.42

Conferences & Events

  • Digital Transformation
    (Chance & Risk Workshop 2018)



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