Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. Dmitry Ivanov is professor of Supply Chain Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), member of Institute for Logistics at HWR Berlin, and director of master program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management at HWR Berlin.
He has been teaching classes for more than 15 years in operations management, production and supply management, supply chain management, logistics, management information systems, and strategic management at undergraduate, master’s, PhD, and executive MBA levels at different universities worldwide in English, German, and Russian. He has given guest lectures, presented scholarly papers and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities iin Asia, Europe and North America.
His research explores supply chain structural dynamics and control, with an emphasis on global supply chain design with disruption risks, optimal control and scheduling, supply chain simulation and risk analytics. He is co-author of structural dynamics control methods for supply chain management. He applies mathematical programming, simulation, control and fuzzy theoretic methods. Based upon triangle “process-model-technology”, he investigates the dynamics of complex networks in production, logistics, and supply chains. Most of his courses and research focuses on the interface of supply chain management, operations research, industrial engineering, and analytics.
His academic background includes industrial engineering, operations research, and applied control theory. He studied industrial engineering and production management in St. Petersburg and Chemnitz and graduated with distinction. He gained his PhD (Dr.rer.pol.), Doctor of Science (ScD), and Habilitation degrees in 2006 (TU Chemnitz), 2008 (FINEC St. Petersburg), and 2011 (TU Chemnitz) respectively. In 2005, he was awarded the German Chancellor Scholarship.
Prior to becoming an academic, he was mainly engaged in industry and consulting, especially for process optimization in manufacturing and logistics and ERP systems. His practical expertise includes numerous projects on the application of operations research and process optimization methods to operations design, logistics, scheduling and supply chain optimization. Prior to joining the Berlin School of Economics and Law, he was professor and acting chair of Operations Management at University of Hamburg.
He is the co-author of more than 270 publications, including three textbooks and a monograph, “Adaptive Supply Chain Management”. Professor Ivanov’s research has been published in various academic journals, including Annals of Operations Research, Annual Reviews in Control, Computers and Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Systems Science, Journal of Scheduling, Transportation Research: Part E, etc.
He has been guest-editor of special issues in different journals, including the International Journal of Production Research, International Transactions on Operations Research, and the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science and Editorial Board member of several international and national journals, e.g., the International Journal of Systems Science: Operations and Logistics and the International Journal of Inventory Research. He is Chairman of IFAC TC 5.2 “Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control” and Co-Chairman of the IFAC TC 5.2 Working group “Supply Network Engineering”. He has been member of numerous associations, including INFORMS, POMS, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and the German Operations Research Society (GOR). He regularly presented his research results and has been co-chairman and IPC member of many international conferences where he has organized numerous tracks and sessions (including IFAC MIM, INCOM, EURO, INFORMS, IFORS, OR, POMS, IFAC World Congress, IFIP PRO-VE).