Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis

Professor at HWR 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“
  • Seit 2009 nahezu 200 Abschluss- und Forschungsarbeiten meist in Kooperation mit namhaften und internationalen Industrieunternehmen, um die Theorie-Praxis-Verzahnung zu unterfüttern
  • 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. (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