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The Authors of the Book

Dmitry Ivanov



Prof. Dr. habil. Dr. Dmitry Ivanov is professor for Supply Chain Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL). He has been teaching for 15 years the classes in operations management, production and supply 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 gave guest lectures, presented scholarly papers and was visiting professor at numerous universities including Baruch College - City University of New York, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Imperial College London, University of Vienna, University of Bremen, Technical University Dortmund, University of West Scotland, State University of St. Petersburg, High School of Economics Moscow, St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation, and Fraunhofer Institute of Material Flow and Logistics.


His research explores supply chain structure dynamics and control, with an emphasis on global supply chain design with disruption consideration,distribution planning, and dynamic (re)-scheduling. He is (co)-author of structure dynamics control method for supply chain management. He applies mathematical programming, simulation and control theoretic methods. Based on the triangle “process-model-technology” he investigates the dynamics of complex networks in production, logistics, and supply chains. Most of his courses and research are placed at the interface of supply chain management, operations research, industrial engineering, and information technology.


His academic background includes industrial engineering, operations research, and applied control theory. He studied industrial engineering and production management in St. Petersburg and Chemnitz and graduated with distinction. 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. In 2005, he was awarded a German Chancellor Scholarship.

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 application of operations research and process optimization methods for operations design, logistics, scheduling and supply chain optimization. Prior to joining BSEL, he has been professor and acting chair of Operations Management at University of Hamburg.


He is the (co)-author of more than 250 publications, including three textbooks and a monograph “Adaptive Supply Chain Management”. Professor Ivanov’s research has been published in various academic journals, including International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Scheduling, Transportation Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Systems Science, Annual Reviews in Control, etc. He has been guest-editor of special issues in different journals, including International Journal of Production Research and International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. He is an associate editor of International Journal of Systems Science and Editorial Board member of several international and national journals, e.g., International Journal of Systems Science: Operations and Logistics. He is Vice-Chair of IFAC TC 5.2 “Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control” and Co-Chair of the IFAC TC 5.2 Working group “Supply Network Engineering”. He is member of numerous associations, including INFORMS, German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and German Operations Research Society (GOR).


He regularly presented his research results and has been co-chair and IPC member of many international conferences where he has organized numerous tracks and sessions (including INCOM, EURO, INFORMS, OR, MIM, MCPL, IFAC World Congress, PRO-VE, ICINCO, DMO).




Prof. Dr. habil Dr. Sc. mult. Dmitry Ivanov

Berlin School of Economics and Law 

Department of Business and Economics

Professor for Supply Chain ManagementSpecialist area: Global Supply Chain and Operations Management        T: +49 (0)30 30877-1155E: dmitry.ivanov(at)hwr-berlin.de