Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management
Department of Business and Economics
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Badensche Str. 50, 10825 Berlin, Germany
Office: Block B, B 3.49
Tel. +49 30 308771155
Research interests, expert knowledge and methodical expertise:
- Supply chain resilience and ripple effect
- Digital supply chain and Industry 4.0
- Simulation and data-driven digital supply chain twins
- Optimal control and scheduling in digital manufacturing
- Network robustness and resilience
Writing a good research paper is like composing a music piece. With an overture (i.e., the Introduction), you set strong accents and engage the audience. You then present some nice melodies to make the audience familiar with the main themes and actors in the performance (i.e., State-of-the-art). You then start developing a story always keeping the audience’s (i.e., the reader’s) attention at all times (i.e., a math model, case studies, or a survey design). Now the main action should come (experiments, results). Finally, the culmination raises – this is something what the audience was waiting for (i.e., major findings). Put your best melodies here – the audience should be impressed and say that this is something very exciting and goes beyond of what they ever heard (read). Before closing, a calm finale comes (i.e., the Conclusion).
A good abstract is like the TV advertisement of some drugs. The first sentence shows the importance of the problem and possible adverse consequences if not treating it properly. Then you present main features of your approach, and highlights its major distinctive elements and advantages (i.e., the medicine and its major therapeutic effects). Finally, you summarize major insights and outcomes of your study (i.e., how the medicine help to cure and recover). You can use the same logic for writing the Conclusion section of a paper, just adding the statement of some limitations of your work (i.e., possible side effects that should be consulted with a doctor or pharmacy about before taking the medicine).
Making a paper a hit is similar to entertainment industry. It should be understandable to many people and easy-to-read. Its title and trailer (i.e., the abstract) should contain words that many people are interested in. And it should be published at the right time in the right outlet with a high impact.
Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov is professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), deputy director and executive board member of Institute for Logistics (IfL) at HWR Berlin, and faculty director of M.A. Global Supply Chain and Operations Management program at HWR Berlin.
His research explores structural dynamics and control in complex networks, with applications to supply chain resilience, scheduling in Industry 4.0 systems, supply chain simulation, risk analytics and digital supply chain twins. He is co-author of structural dynamics control methods for supply chain management. His research coined several seminal academic and practical directions such as the ripple effect in supply chains and supply chain viability. He applies mathematical programming, simulation, control and fuzzy theoretic methods. Based upon a triangulation “process-model-technology”, he investigates the dynamics of complex networks in production, logistics, and supply chains. Most of his research stems from real practical context and focuses on the interface of supply chain management, operations research, industrial engineering, and digital technology.
He has been teaching courses in operations 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 for more than 20 years. He has given guest lectures and webinars, presented scholarly papers and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in Asia, Europe and North America. Author of anyLogistix educational complex for supply chain optimization and simulation that is in use at more than 100 universities worldwide. He enjoys being part of students’ learning experience and creating a safe and active learning environment. He sees his job as an educator to equip future industry leaders with working knowledge and skills in management and technology that would shape more resilient, adaptable, and sustainable supply chains and operations.
His academic background includes industrial engineering and management, operations research, and applied control theory. He studied industrial engineering and production management in St. Petersburg and Chemnitz and graduated with honors. He gained his PhD (Dr.rer.pol.), Doctor of Science (ScD), and Habilitation (Dr. habil.) degrees in 2006 (TU Chemnitz), 2008 (FINEC St. Petersburg), and 2011 (TU Chemnitz) respectively. 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 management. Prior to joining the Berlin School of Economics and Law, he was professor and interim chair of Operations Management at University of Hamburg.
Professor Ivanov’s research makes impact. His papers belong to the most cited worldwide in the areas of supply chain resilience and digital supply chain. For example, he has been the most cited author of premier journals International Journal of Production Research and Transportation Research: Part E in 2020. His research record includes over 370 publications, with over 110 papers in prestigious academic journals, three editions of the leading textbook “Global Supply Chain and Operations Management”, and several research books „Structural Dynamics and Resilience in Supply Chain Risk Management“, „Scheduling in Industry 4.0 and Cloud Manufacturing“, and „Handbook of Ripple Effects in the Supply Chain“. Professor Ivanov’s research has been published in various academic journals, including Annals of Operations Research, Annual Reviews in Control, Central European Journal of Operations Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, Expert Systems with Applications, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IISE Transactions, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, International Journal of Inventory Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Systems Science, International Transactions in Operational Research, Journal of Scheduling, Omega, Production Planning and Control, Transportation Research: Part E, etc.
He is a recipient of German Chancellor Scholarship Award (2005-2006), Best Paper and Most Cited Paper Awards of International Journal of Production Research (2018,2019, 2020), Annual Reviewer Award of International Journal of Production Economics (2020), Commended Paper Award at International Conference LogDynamics (2018), and Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher Award (2021). He is listed in WiWo ranking 2018 and 2020 „The Best Reseachers in Business and Management“ in categories TOP 100 and Long-Term Stars. His research projects have been supported by funding from European Commission (Horizon 2020), DFG (German Research Foundation), IFAF Berlin, DAAD, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation as well industrial companies.
Dr. Ivanov is profiled in supply chain and operations management, operations research and industrial engineering. He is passionate about bridging the knowledge of different disciplines and applying it to solution of practically relevant problems. He delivered numerous invited plenary, keynote and panel talks at the conferences of INFORMS, IFPR, DSI, POMS, IFAC, and IFIP. He is leading working groups, tracks and sessions on the Digital Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management and Resilience in global research communities. He is Editor of International Journal of Integrated Supply Management and an Associate Editor in International Journal of Production Research, International Transactions in Operational Research, and International Journal of Systems Science. He is an editorial board member, associate and guest-editor in different journals, including Annals of Operations Research, Annual Reviews in Control, IISE Transactions, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, International Transactions in Operational Research, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Inventory Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Systems Science, and Omega. 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 CSCMP, DSI, GOR, INFORMS, POMS, and VHB. He regularly presents his research results and has been Chairman, IPC and Advisory Board member of over 60 international conferences in supply chain and operations management, industrial engineering, control and information sciences where he has organized numerous tracks and sessions (including IFAC MIM, IFAC INCOM, EURO, INFORMS, IFORS, DSI, POMS, OR, IFAC World Congress, IFIP PRO-VE, LDIC, to name a few).
He has been General Conference Chair of IFAC MIM 2019 – one of the worldwide largest conferences in manufacturing, industrial engineering, operations and supply chain management (750 participants).