Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov

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 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

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Short Bio

Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov is professor of Supply Chain 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 director of master program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management at HWR Berlin.
He has been teaching classes for more than 20 years 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. 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 supply chain structural dynamics and control, with an emphasis on global supply chain design with disruption risks, optimal control and scheduling in Industry 4.0 systems, supply chain simulation and risk analytics in the digital era. 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 digital technology.

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 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 optimization. Prior to joining the Berlin School of Economics and Law, he was professor and acting chair of Operations Management at University of Hamburg.

His research record includes around 300 publications, with more than 60 papers in prestigious academic journals and the leading books “Global Supply Chain and Operations Management” and „Structural Dynamics and Resilience in Supply Chain Risk 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 Integrated Supply Management, International Journal of Inventory Research, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Systems Science, Journal of Scheduling, Omega, Transportation Research: Part E, etc. He is a recipient of German Chancellor Scholarship (2005-2006), Best Paper Award of International Journal of Production Research (2018), and Commended Paper Award at International Conference LogDynamics (2018). He is listed in WiWo ranking 2019 „The Best Reseachers in Business Administration“ in categories TOP 100 and Long-Term Stars.

He is leading working groups, tracks and sessions on the Digital Supply Chain, Supply Chain Risk Management and Resilience in global research communities. He co-edits International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. He is an editorial board member, associate and guest-editor in different journals, including  International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, International Transactions on Operations Research, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Systems Science, International Journal of Inventory Research 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, GOR, INFORMS, POMS, and VHB. He regularly presents his research results and has been chairman, IPC and Advisory Board 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, LDIC, to name a few).