Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner

Academic Career and Research Areas

Alexander Hübner (born 1978) is Full Professor of Business Administration at TUM where he holds the Chair of Supply and Value Chain Management at the TUM Campus Straubing. His research focuses on the design of sustainable supply chains. His work involves developing decision support tools for transportation, inventory management, capacity management and assortment planning with particular applications in retailing, consumer goods industries and health care systems.

Professor Hübner studied Business Administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt where he also completed his doctoral studies and Assistant Professor. He then moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he was an Associate Professor at the MIT’s Luxembourg Centre of Logistics. Before he moved to the TUM, he led the Institute of Supply Chain Management at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. Furthermore, he worked as project manager for six years at McKinsey & Company. He is leading the EURO Working Group on Retail Operations. Further, he is a member of the advisory board of the German Logistics association (BVL).


  • Advisory Board of German Logistics Association (Bundesvereinigung Logistik) (2018)
  • Editor-in-Chief of Logistics Research (2018)
  • Guest Editor at European Journal of Operational Research and OR Spectrum (2017)

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

Hübner A, Ostermeier M: "A multi-compartment vehicle routing problem with loading and unloading costs". Transportation Science. 2018; forthcoming.


Hübner A, Walther M, Kuhn H: "Combining clinical departments and wards in maximum-care hospitals". OR Spectrum. 2018; 40: 679–709.


Hübner A, Schaal K: "An integrated assortment and shelf-space optimization model with demand substitution and space-elasticity effects". European Journal of Operational Research. 2017; 261(1): 302-316.


Hübner A, Wollenburg J, Holzapfel A: "Retail logistics in the transition from multi-channel to omni-channel".  International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. 2016; 46(6/7): 562-583.


Hübner A, Kuhn H: "Retail category management: State-of-the-art review of quantitative research and software applications in assortment and shelf space management". Omega. 2012; 40(2): 199–209.