Professor of Procurement and Logistics, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Elmar Bräkling has been teaching and conducting research at the HS Koblenz for more than 9 years in procurement and logistics. He focuses on Industry 4.0 and digitization. He draws on more than 10 years of industrial management experience mainly in the automotive industry. He was most recently head of the International Procurement Services / Consulting & Engineering division at Daimler AG. Today, Professor Bräkling is also managing partner of PIP - Power in Procurement GmbH and Of-Counsel of the international patent law firm Schneiders & Behrendt.
Full Professor for Purchasing and Supply Management, Bundeswehr University Munich
Prof. Dr. Michael Essig holds the Chair for Purchasing and Supply Management at Bundeswehr University Munich and is Co-Director of the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement as well as the Competence Network Performance Based Logistics.
Managing Partner, Ampower GmbH & Co. KG
Matthias Schmidt-Lehr can look back on more than 10 years of industry experience and has been involved in industrial additive manufacturing since 2013. In his capacity as founder and partner of Ampower, he focuses on the development of business models and market strategies for suppliers and service providers.
Managing Director - Insitute for Supply Chain Management, Universität St. Gallen
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle is Managing Director at the Institute of SCM (University of St. Gallen) as well as Study Director of the executive education program “Diploma of Advanced Studies in SCM”. Prof. Stölzle is an appointed member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Professorship for Supply Chain und Operations Management, Berlin School of Economics and Law
Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis is an expert in Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM), Lean Management / Operational Excellence, Digital Transformation and Material Flow, Factory Planning and Factory Operations. Before his academic activities as a professor, he worked in various senior positions at ABB, DaimlerChrysler and Bombardier Transportation.