Keynote speakers

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Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management
Department of Business and Economics
Berlin School of Economics and Law, Berlin, Germany

Ripple Effect and Resilience in Supply Chains: Lessons From and Thinking Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this talk, we discuss fundamental theoretical constructs and practical applications to engineer and manage disruption-resistant supply chain networks to mitigate the ripple effects in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We collate and review the existing knowledge in modelling the ripple effect in supply chains at different pandemic stages. Subsequently, we debate about extensions of the existing theories and practices of supply chain resilience towards viability. We present the Viable Supply Chain model and associated concepts of structure dynamics control, intertwined supply networks, and reconfigurable supply chains. Finally, we discuss the role of digital supply chain twins and platforms in managing resilience and viability at the times of super disruptions, and project the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic on possible future stressors to supply chains. 


Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Dmitry Ivanov is professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management, deputy director and executive board member of Institute for Logistics (IfL) at Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany). His main research interests and results span the ripple effect in supply chains, supply chain resilience and viability, smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0, and digital supply chain twins. He gained Dr., Dr. Sc., and Dr. habil. degrees and won several research excellence awards. His research record counts around 360 publications, with more than 100 papers in prestigious academic journals and the leading books “Global Supply Chain and Operations Management” (three editions), “Introduction to Supply Chain Resilience”, „Structural Dynamics and Resilience in Supply Chain Risk Management“, “Scheduling in Industry 4.0 and Cloud Manufacturing” and „Handbook of Ripple Effects in the Supply Chain“. He serves to international research community by leading working groups, tracks and sessions on the Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Supply Chain. He delivered invited plenary, keynote and panel talks at the conferences of INFORMS, IFPR, IFIP, IFAC, DSI and POM. He co-edits International Journal of Integrated Supply Management and is an associate editor of the International Journal of Production Research, International Transactions in Operational Research, and International Journal of Systems Science, and guest editor in many international journals. He is Chairman of IFAC TC 5.2 “Manufacturing Modelling for Management and Control” and has been General Conference Chair of 9th IFAC MIM 2019 conference as well as IPC and advisory board member of over 60 international conferences.