Professorship for Global Supply Chain Management


Why are the shelves empty? Why does the factory have over capacity?- Current problems for globalized supply chains

10/10/2022, 15:00 – 18:00, Bel Etage Bremen

In this event, we will demonstrate and explain, from the perspective of global supply chains, the current product shortages and operational disruptions facing Bremen's organizations and citizens, as well as German society in general. We use the interactive Beer Game to illustrate the challenges of modern complex supply chains. The Beer Game is linked to the study of business administration. Due to its simplicity and comprehensibility, the Beer Game is ideally suited to engage people who want to understand global supply chains. Participation is suitable for a wide audience and no prior knowledge is required. Useful insights into the topic and solution strategies will be presented by an expert. Finally, participants are invited to discuss current supply chain management issues with members of the research team over drinks. The event will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Herbert Kotzab, Chair of General Business and Logistics Management.

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Research seminar with Professor Dr. Constantin Blome, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management

11/10/2022, 12:00 – 13:30, WiWi 1 A1070, Fachbereich 7, Uni Bremen

In this brown-bag research seminar, Prof. Dr. Constantin Blome will talk about the disciplinary foundations of the field of Operations Management in Germany. He will also introduce the international "A" journal, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM) and the publication opportunities for German scholars in the journal. Constantin Blome is Editor-in-Chief of IJOPM as well as Professor of Operations Management and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Sussex Business School. The event will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Aseem Kinra, Chair of Global Supply Chain Management.

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PhD Field Day

On the 22nd of February 2022, the professorship for Global Supply Chain Management hosted the 1st International PhD Field Day jointly with Diginomics and LogDynamics research initiatives. The goals of the workshop were to help young scholars communicate their research, get feedback on their projects and develop skills to publish. 8 selected doctoral students presented and discussed their research with their dedicated discussants, in an intensive online format. Additionally, the event featured contributions both from established world-renowned scholars such as Dr. Sarianna Lundan and Dr. Herbert Kotzab, and from emerging researchers from the Bremen data science cluster such as Dr. Lena Steinmann. We look forward to hosting this doctoral workshop again in the following years.


Juri Reich

We are proud to announce that the first Ph.D. student of the Chair of Global Supply Chain Management, Juri Reich, graduated summa cum laude and received his Ph.D. on 05.01.2022. His research focused on decision-making in global supply chain networks - more specifically, on how to combine mathematical optimization models with qualitative information. The goal was to design cross-border supply chains based on trade-offs between target variables.


Dachser Magazin

Prof. Kinra talks about tight capacity, bottlenecks in supply chains and how the COVID-19 pandemic has further enhanced them. The conversation centers on long-term strategic partnerships with logistics service providers, as well as forward-looking risk management and resilient supply chains as effective tools for companies looking to future-proof themselves against the backdrop of the ongoing globalization of supply chains.

You can find the interview in full length in the magazine:

Buten un Binnen Interview

Disruptions in global supply chains lead to delivery bottlenecks that also affect customers in Bremen.

In a recent interview with Radio Bremen "buten un binnen," Prof. Kinra explains how these far-reaching effects arise and what role the Corona Pandemic plays.

To the broadcast (September 9, 2021):

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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The Corona pandemic and its consequences are also a challenge for international supply chains. In an interview with Stefan Lakeband from the Weserkurier's business section, Prof. Aseem Kinra discusses whether global supply chains are changing in the wake of the Corona pandemic, why resilient supply chains are becoming increasingly important for companies, and what role the ongoing digitalization of supply chains can play in this.

The article published on 30.06.21 is available via the Weserkurier website:


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).


Job posting

Praktikant im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit in der Lieferkette (w/m/x) - 72539

Division: BMW AG

Location: Munich

Field of activity: Supplier network

Starting from 01.10.2022

Duration: 6 months


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