Professorship for Global Supply Chain Management
Prof. Aseem Kinra in collaboration with researchers from the University of Southern Denmark, and the Copenhagen Business School aim to support companies in building resilient supply chains, as part of a new international research project funded by the Danish Industry Foundation. The current COVID-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerable global supply chains of manufacturing companies are to high impact low frequency events. The goal is to enable affected companies to deal with unexpected events such as pandemics, natural disasters or cyber-attacks and to restore the performance of supply chains by means of tangible tools and methods.
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Prof. Kinra on the importance of the Suez Canal for the German and European economy and alternative freight routes.
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Prof. Kinra, along with colleagues from WCTRS, is introducing a new licensing program in supply chain management and transportation.
The licensing program includes the Supply Chain Management Analyst Program, as well as the Transportation Analyst Program.
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The WCTRS is one of the largest societies within transport research with representatives in 67 countries. The positions extend the reach of the University of Bremen by providing a strong platform for researchers and educators from around the world to exchange knowledge on important transport and logistics related topics from a German perspective. With this new role, the professorship aims to initiate new opportunities within transport research in the Bremen region and in Germany. Prof. Kinra will also co-chair the SIG (Special Interest Group) B1- Logistics and Freight Transport Operations on Supply Chain Management in the future.
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We would like to invite you to join our special session on AI for Resilience in Global Supply Chain Networks in the Context of Pandemic Disruption at APMS 2021, taking place in Nantes, September 5-9.
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The Chair of Global Supply Chain Management has developed digital concepts for the courses offered in light of the ongoing COVID19 situation. The courses in this semester will therefore be held in digital form (online seminars).
Juri Reich, Ph.D., from the Department of Global Supply Chain Management, along with Professors Aseem Kinra, Herbert Kotzab, and Xavier Brusset, has published a new study in the International Journal of Production Research on the introduction of decision support systems (DSS) into the decision-making process of global supply chain management. The study, called - Strategic global supply chain network design - how decision analysis combining MILP and AHP on a Pareto front can improve decision-making - contributes with an innovative decision support framework that combines Mixed-Integer Linear Programming (MILP), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Pareto front approaches during a case study in the medical device industry.
Prof. Dr. Aseem Kinra (Chair of Global Supply Chain Management) and PhD student Samaneh Beheshti-Kashi (LogDynamics IGS, BIBA), in collaboration with other international colleagues, have published a new study on big data analytics and driverless mobility adoption in Transport Policy. The study explores the potential of AI and machine learning techniques in transport policy decision making using a real-world case study of driverless mobility policy making.
The research applies automated text and content analytic techniques such as topic modeling, document classification, and sentiment analysis on unstructured data forms such as newspaper articles and tweets, and identifies key concerns or factors related to the adoption of driverless vehicles. The results enrich the literature and the Road Directorate's decision-making for the future deployment of driverless car technology by, among other things, highlighting labor market effects that are a major concern for the public.
Prof. Dr. Aseem Kinra (Chair of Global Supply Chain Management), in collaboration with colleagues from Copenhagen Business School (Prof. Kim Hald and Raghava Mukkamala) and Ryerson University (Prof. Ravi Vatrapu), has published a new article on measuring countries' logistics performance in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
In this article, the authors explain the design of a novel textual analytics approach built on unstructured Big Data. The developed approach not only provides results in the form of logistics performance ratings, but also contributes to the development of more informed weightings of different categories of logistics performance that are missing in existing approaches. Moreover, the approach tackles the benchmarking task with reasonable accuracy and generates useful assessments from a management and policy-making perspective.
Professor Alexandre Bohas together with Professors Aseem Kinra, and Michael J. Morley have published a new study with the title "Perlmutter revisited: revealing the anomic mindset” in the Journal of International Business Studies. The study highlights cognitive constraints and behaviors of managers that should be considered when managing global business processes. The discrepancy uncovered between internationally operating companies and their decision makers in the global value creation environment opens up interesting perspectives for decision making and information structures in global SCM. It raises questions of how the identified behavioral patterns affected local and global rationalities and preferences should be considered for the completeness of the strategic global SC decisions. Similarly, culturally driven technology adoption and interpretation patterns should be considered in order to reflect the complexity of the digitalized global SCM reality.