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Ongoing conference, book and journal projects:
1. Editor in International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (Inderscience)
2. Associate Editor in International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor & Francis)
3. Associate Editor in OMEGA (Elsevier)
4. Associate Editor in International Transactions in Operational Research (Wiley)
5. Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier)
6. Special Issue „Supply Chain Viability in the post-COVID era“, OMEGA, deadline July 31, 2024, Call for papers
7. Special Issue „Stress Tests for Supply Chains: Towards Viable Supply Chain Designs“ (deadline: November 30, 2023), Call for papers
8. MIM 2022 Special Issue „Digital Manufacturing and Supply Chain: Creating Benefits Through Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence“ in ANOR (submission deadline February 28, 2023) Call for papers
9. Special Issue „Design and management of energy-efficient and energy-resilient supply chains“ in IJPR, Call for papers (deadline July 31, 2023)
10. Special Issue „MIM 2022“ in Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal (deadline: July 31, 2023)
11. Special Issue „New norms of global logistics and supply chain management“ in Transportation Research Part E (deadline: March 31, 2024) – Call for papers

Research interests:

Supply chain resilience, structural dynamics and risk management: supply chain resilience and design with disruption risk considerations, ripple effect in the supply chain, complexity, network theory, simulation, viability
Digital twins, Industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing: digital supply chain twins, scheduling in Industry 4.0 and cloud manufacturing, real-time scheduling, data-driven optimization and simulation, Blockchain applications to supply chain and operations management

Most important research results:

  • Founder of the Ripple effect research in supply chains
  • Author of the Viable Supply Chain model
  • Author of the Cloud Supply Chain framework
  • Author of AURA (active usage of resilience assets) and LCN (low-certainty-need) supply chain frameworks
  • Formulation and solution of new scheduling problem for Industry 4.0 systems: CF/DFJS (continuous flows / dynamic job shop scheduling)
  • Author of Intertwined Supply Network framework

His research projects have been supported by funding from European Commission (Horizon 2020), DFG (German Research Foundation), IFAF as well industrial companies. In total, funding over one million euro has been obtained.

Our understanding of research in supply chain management and operations is based upon a combination of digitalization, resilience, sustainability and efficiency.

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

His research explores supply chain structural dynamics and control, with an emphasis on global supply chain design with disruption risks, optimal control and data-driven scheduling in Industry 4.0 systems, data-driven supply chain simulation and optimization, 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.

Research methods comprise mathematical optimization, discrete-event simulation, agent-based simulation, optimal program control theory, fuzzy theory and bio-inspired heuristics. Tools may include CPLEX, AnyLogic, anyLogistix as well as own software.