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Ongoing conference, book and journal projects:
1. Prof. Ivanov is General Chair of IFAC MIM 2019 Conference; submission closed –  www.mim2019.com
2. Prof. Ivanov is Editor in International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (Inderscience)
3. Prof. Ivanov is Associate Editor in International Journal of Production Research (Taylor & Francis) and International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor & Francis)
4. Special Issue „Exploring supply chain structural dynamics: new disruptive technologies and disruption risks“ in Interational Journal of Production Economics, submission is open till 30 September, 2019 Call for Papers
5. Special Issue „Ripple Effect and Supply Chain Disruption Management“ in Interational Journal of Production Research associated with MIM 2019 conference: submission of selected papers presented at MIM 2019 is open till December 31st, 2019 Call for Papers
6. Special Issue „Supply Chain Finance“ in IFORS Journal „Interational Transactions on Operational Research“: closed;  Call for Papers
7. Special Issue „OR and analytics for digital, resilient, and sustainable manufacturing 4.0“ in Annals of Operations Research associated with MIM 2019 conference: submission of selected papers presented at MIM 2019 is open till December 31st, 2019,  Call for Papers
8. Special Issue „Digital Technologies and Initiatives Impacting Supply Chain Integration and Performance“ in Interational Journal of Integrated Supply Management associated with MIM 2019 conference: submission of selected papers presented at MIM 2019 is open till December 31st, 2019, Call for Papers
9. Thematic Section on „Present and Future of Production Engineering“ in Production Journal (open for submissions in 2019 and 2020): Call for Papers
10. Special Section @ International Journal of Information Management: „Intelligent Methods and Systems supporting Decision Making: Towards Digital Supply Chain Twins“, associated with MIM 2019 conference: submission of selected papers presented at MIM 2019 is open till December 31st, 2019 Call for Papers
11. Special Issue „Managing supply chain operations in industrial symbiosis networks“ in Resources, Conservation and Recycling, submission open till September 30, 2019 Call for papers
12. Book „Scheduling in Cloud Manufacturing and Industry 4.0“, chapters can be submitted by September 30, 2019 (Call for Chapters)

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, digital twins
Scheduling in cyper-physical systems, Industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing: supply chain scheduling, scheduling in cloud manufacturing, schedule robustness analysis, flexible flow/job shop scheduling, real-time scheduling,ata-driven optimization and simulation, Blockchain applications to supply chain and operations management

         

Most important research results:

  • Co-author of the supply chain structural dynamics control approach
  • For the first time, optimal program control-based supply chain scheduling model and algorithm have been developed
  • For the first time, attainable (reachable) sets have been applied to operations schedule robustness and supply chain resilience analysis
  • Formulation and solution of new scheduling problem for Industry 4.0 systems: CF/DFJS (continuous flows / dynamic job shop scheduling)
  • For the first time, ripple effect has been defined in scientific literature with the application to supply chain disruption risk management
  • For the first time, LCN (low-certainty-need) supply chain framework has been developed

His research projects have been supported by funding from DFG (German Research Foundation), Kühne-Foundation, DAAD, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation as well industrial companies. In total, funding over one million euro has been obtained. The project experience comprises such sectors as automotive, petrochemistry, textile and fashion, aerospace, and retail.

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.