Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis

Department of Business and Economics

Professor of Supply Chain und Operations Management

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Badensche Straße 52

10825 Berlin

Visiting address
Campus Schöneberg
Building B, Room B 3.03
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Studies of Mechanical Engineering, Specialisation: Material Flow and Factory Planning

Studies of Industrial Engineering, Specialisation: Logistics / Supply Chain Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Specialisation: Strategic Management

Doctorate (PhD), Faculty of Engineering, Specialisation: Lean Production und Lean Development

Scientific Project: Assembly-controlled, integrated logistics and value adding networks / MontLoWe (Montagegesteuerte, integrierte Logistik- und Wertschöpfungsketten)

Almost 20 years employed, working for international enterprises with different roles in various production sites, as inhouse-consultant and with executive positions at the global headquarters

Responsibilities e. g.: Capacity Management of the European production network, planning of completely new factories or the re-design of production facilities or shop-floor layouts

Globally, Team Lead for Lean Operations System, conducting “Lean Operations Assessments” of numerous production facilities and developing site continuous improvement plans. Conducting “Supply Chain Gap Analyses” and implementation of the related supply chain strategies.

Definition of lean product development processes and Project Management in the CTO-Office during a global restructuring initiative aiming to make the respective enterprise lean, efficient, attractive and profitable

Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) & Consulting

Lean Management / Operational Excellence

SCOM & Digital Transformation

Industrie 4.0 / Internet of Things & Services

Materialfluss-, Fabrikplanung und Fabrikbetrieb

“Operations Management” / „Advanced Operations Management“

“Production and Supply Management”

“Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Information Technology”

“International Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) and Consulting”

“Selected Current Topics in SCM: Industry 4.0 and Lean Operations at Times of the Digital Transformation”

„Lean Management zu Zeiten der digitalen Transformation“ / „Leandustry 4.0“

„Lean Production, Lean Leadership & Operational Excellence“

„Development of green and lean Supply Chain Management at times of the digital transformation” / „Grean SCM“

„Smart Global Supply Chain Solutions“ – Supply Chain Management at times of the digital transformation” / „Smart SCM“

Since 2009, almost 200 academic research theses have been supervised strongly connected to the above mentioned subject areas, mainly in cooperation with very well-known global enterprises to secure the theory-practice linkage

Lean Production & Value Creation / Operational Excellence / Lean Leadership

Factory Planning (completely new / factory make-over / re-design / enhancements) / Layout-Planning and Layout Improvements

Efficient Supply Chain Operations with a focus on waste elimination in Logistics and Production processes

Supply Chain Gap Analyses & SCM Improvement Strategies

International Capacity Management

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2021), How can Lean Sourcing Processes and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as a new digital technology in SCM support the objectives of Marketing to fulfil customer demands efficiently?, 9th International Conference Proceedings. Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI) 2021, 3 - 5 September 2021, p. 245 – 256, ISBN: : 978-618-5630-00-3

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2020), Potentials and Use Cases of Digital Lean Supply Chain and Operations Management, 8th International Conference Proceedings. Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI) 2020, 11-13 September 2020, virtual conference, p. 346 – 364, ISBN: 978-618-84798-6-9

Senger, E., Knotte, D., Tsipoulanidis, A. (2020), Operational Excellence in Ihrem Purchase- to-Pay Prozess. Ein Guide zur Realisierung von Potenzialen im operativen Einkauf, Capgemini Invent Publikation

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2020), Digital & Lean, così la Supply Chain diventa più efficiente, Logistica Management Magazine, Ottobre 2020, p. 86 – 93, TeMi Editrice, Monza (Italia)

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2019), Digital and Lean Solutions in Supply Chain and Operations Management for Excellent Value Creation Processes from Company to Customer, 7th International Conference Proceedings. Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI) 2019, 10-12 July 2019, Heraklion, Greece, p. 302 – 315, ISBN: 978-618-80440-5-0

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2018), Digital Lean Thinking - Excellent Value Creation Processes from Company to Customer at Times of the Digital Transformation, 6th International Conference Proceedings. Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI) 2018, 27-29 June 2018 Athens, Greece, p. 486 – 502, ISBN: 978-960-287-158-4

Ivanov, D./ Tsipoulanidis, A./ Schönberger, J. (2018), Global Supply Chain and Operations Management - A Decision-Oriented Introduction to the Creation of Value, 2nd Edition, Springer Publishing, ISBN: 978-331-994-312-1

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2017). Leandustry 4.0 - The efficient way from company to customer at times of the digital transformation - How Lean Thinking is leading to smart Supply Chain Management and Operational Excellence. Conference Proceedings. 5th International Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI) 2017, 21-23 June 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece. GR - Thessaloniki: ICCMI. S. 622 – 633, ISBN: 978-960-287-156-0

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2017), With Lean Thinking and Industry 4.0 to Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Management SCM Journal, III/2017, S. 13 – 19, ISSN 1618 - 1956

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2017), „Frischzellen“-Projekt zur Förderung neuer Lehr- und Lernformen - Innovation der Hochschullehre durch Teamteaching, Die Neue Hochschule DNH 2017-4, S. 16 – 19, ISSN 0340-448 x

Ivanov, D./ Tsipoulanidis, A./ Schönberger, J. (2016), Global Supply Chain and Operations Management A Decision-Oriented Introduction to the Creation of Value

Kiehne, B./ Tsipoulanidis, A. (2016), Lernen durch Perspektivübernahme - Berufskompetenzen im Supply Chain und Operations Management entwickeln

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2015), Von Lean Thinking zu Supply Chain & Operational Excellence durch die digitale Transformation

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2014), Uni meets Industry - „Grean” Supply Chain Management Consulting

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2010), Lean Thinking in Non-Production Processes - assessment of the prerequisites for the successful transfer of lean manufacturing principles into the domain of product development

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2021), Digital Technology for the Efficient Supply Chain from Company to Customer (B2B / B2C), Guest lecture at the International Hellenic University (IHU), MBA - Module: International B2B Marketing and International SCM, 9. April, 2021

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2021), Ideas how to find the Right Combination of Processes,  Appropriate Digital Solutions and Promising Human Strategies, Keynote speech at the Marcus Evans Conference: Advancing S&OP to Integrated Business Planning - Make the most of your S&OP capabilities to align your business processes in times of unprecedented risk and opportunity, 10. – 11. June 2021

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2019), Developing New Supply Chain Talent and Competence for a Digital Future: Skillsets and Digital Competencies, SCi Supply Chain Industry Week 2019 Conference, 20th – 22nd May 2019, Berlin

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2019), Digital Lean Thinking - Pathways to Supply Chain Excellence at Times of Digital Transformation, Keynote speech at the Marcus Evans Conference: Digital Supply Chain Transformation: From Hype to Reality, Berlin, 23. – 25. January 2019

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2018), Digital Lean Thinking -  Lean and Operational Excellence at Times of the Digital Transformation, Supply Chain and Logistics (SCL) Talk Conference / Global Manufacturing Strategies Conference, Berlin, 23. - 24. October 2018

Tsipoulanidis, A. (2018), Lean Management - am Beispiel der Erstellung eines Online-Artikels,  Fachvortrag beim Treffen des BME (Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik) Region Berlin-Brandenburg 17.10.2017:  https://berlinbrandenburg.bme.de/veranstaltungen/1389