Academic Career and Research Areas
The research activities of Prof. Minner (*1969) deal with the design and optimization of global logistics networks under uncertainty using data-driven optimization. In this context, methods for decision support in the areas of inventory management, transportation and urban logistics as well as methods for strategic logistics planning are developed.
After studying business administration at the University of Bielefeld, Prof. Minner received his doctorate from the University of Magdeburg in 1999. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary and habilitated in 2003. In 2004, he took over the Chair of General Business Administration and Logistics at the University of Mannheim. In 2008, he moved to the Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Vienna and has been a full professor at TUM since 2012 and a member of the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI) since 2021. Prof. Minner is editor of the International Journal of Production Economics and Sustainable Manufacturing and Service Economics, vice chairman of the scientific advisory board of the German Logistics Association and member of the research advisory board of the European Logistics Association.
- Wirtschaftswoche Research Ranking: Top 1% most productive researchers in German-language business administration (2020)
- Winner Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Practice-based Research Competition (together with C. Mandl) (2019)
- Awardee (Fellow), International Society for Inventory Research (2016).
- Service Award, International Society for Inventory Research (2006)
- Dissertation Award, Society for Operations Research (1999)
Key Publications (all publications)
Dong C, Shen B, Minner S: “Combating Copycats in the Supply Chain with Permissioned Blockchain Technology”. Production and Operations Management.Abstract
Mandl C, Minner S: “Data-Driven Optimization for Commodity Procurement under Price Uncertainty”. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.Abstract
Karaenke P, Bichler M, Minner S: "Coordination is Hard: Electronic Market Mechanisms For Increased Efficiency in Transportation Logistics". Management Science. 2019; 65(12):5884-5900.Abstract
Klosterhalfen S, Minner S, Willems SP: "Strategic safety stock placement in supply networks with static dual supply". Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 2014; 16(2): 204-219.Abstract
Löhndorf N, Wozabal D, Minner S: "Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using Approximate Dual Dynamic Programming". Operations Research. 2013; 61(4): 810-823.Abstract