Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. Dmitry Ivanov, ScD

Professor of Supply Chain Management
Department of Business and Economics
Berlin School of Economics and Law / Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

Badensche Str. 50, 10825 Berlin, Germany
Office: Block B, B 3.49
Tel. +49 30 308771155
E-Mail: divanov(at)hwr-berlin.de

Research interests, expert knowledge and methodical expertise:

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Optimal control and scheduling
  • Simulation
  • Supply chain digitalization and Industry 4.0
  • Network robustness and resilience

Short Bio

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).


Prof. Ivanov is General Chair of IFAC MIM 2019 Conference.

Research interests:

Prof. Ivanov’s research is based on an integrated consideration of processes, quantitative methods and technology for investigation of value-adding system dynamics.



(Co)-author of more than 270 publications, 5 monographs, 6 textbooks, 9 conference proceedings (as Co-Editor), 48 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 58 peer-reviewed conference papers as well as 21 book chapters written in English, German and Russian.

Ivanov D., Tsipoulanidis, A., Schönberger, J. (2017) Global Supply Chain and Operations Management: A decision-oriented introduction into the creation of value, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-24217-0.
Ivanov D. (2017) Supply Chain and Operations Simulation with AnyLogic. www.anylogic.com/books.
Ivanov D. (2017) Supply Chain Simulation and Optimization with anyLogistix:  get here PDF file


201603 Operations Management
207001 Production and Supply Management
207093 Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
207094 Optimization and Simulation in SCOM
454103 International Supply Chain Management
201501 Strategic Management
611092 Global Supply Chain Management
612093 Supply Chain and Operations Analysis
840110 Global Supply Chain Design and Risk Management
860235 Operations Management
840010 Operations and Information Management
TU Berlin (GPE program) Supply Chain Management


The SCOM Group at HWR Berlin offers a broad variety of SCOM modules in numerous bachelor and master programs at HWR Berlin. In addition, the SCOM group is responsible for bachelor major in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management. Most recently, we started new master program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management in English.



IPC Member: MIM2019, EPPM2019, INCOM2018, EPPM 2018, IFAC WC2017, IMMOD2017, IESM2017, WSC2017, PRO-VE2017, ICINCO2017, LM2017, DMMS2017, MIM2016, ICINCO2016, PRO-VE2016, DMO2016, INCOM2015, WSC2016, PRO-VE2015, ICINCO2015, LM 2015, WSC2015, PRO-VE2014, BPSCM2014, MIM2013, PRO-VE2013, PRO-VE2012, DR-LOG2006-2012, ISL 2012, ISL 2011, ICCL11, INOC11.

General Scientific Conference Chair – IFAC MIM 2019
General Conference Chair – EPPM 2019
General Conference Co-Chair – IFAC MIM 2016
Advisory Board and Steering Committee member – IESM 2019, INCOM 2018, BPSCM-2014

REVIEWER (for Journals, Conferences and Funding Organisations)
International Journal of Production Research
European Journal of Operational Research
Production and Operations Management
Decision Sciences
Journal of Scheduling

Associate Editor, International Journal of Systems Science
Associate Editor, International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics
Editorial Board Member, Advances in Systems Science and Applications (ASSA), An International Journal