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 risk management
- Simulation and data-driven digital supply chain twins
- Optimal control and scheduling in digital manufacturing
- Supply chain digitalization and Industry 4.0
- Network robustness and resilience
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. 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, presented scholarly papers and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in Asia, Europe and North America.
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 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 digital technology. 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.
His research record includes over 350 publications, with over 100 papers in prestigious academic journals and the leading books “Global Supply Chain and Operations Management”, „Structural Dynamics and Resilience in Supply Chain Risk Management“ 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 Awards of International Journal of Production Research (2018,2019, 2020), and Commended Paper Award at International Conference LogDynamics (2018). He is listed in WiWo ranking 2019 „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), 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 knoweldge of different disciplines and applying it to solution of practically relevant problems. 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, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, International Transactions in Operational Research, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Inventory Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Systems Science, and Production Journal. 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 50 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).