Center of Digital Transformation

Managing
Digital Transformation

How companies are changing
the way they operate

Digitization is transforming vast areas of our lives. New technologies are fundamentally changing the way companies work. Processes, business models or management styles – everything must be put to the test. The Center of Digital Transformation researches issues related to digitization and its challenges and opportunities. Our goal is to develop solutions through practice-oriented research and thus generate direct benefits for economy and society. New findings flow directly into teaching to prepare our students for the tasks of the future.

The Team of the Center of Digital Transformation wishes all visitors of the website health and a beautiful autumn.

News

18th august 2020
Prof. Wuttke has been selected for the editorial review board of IJOPM

Prof. Wuttke has been selected to join the editorial review board of the International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM). IJOPM publishes empirical studies on operations and supply chain related topics. More about this journal can be found on the journal website.

Professors

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Founding Dean and Delegate Officer of the President – TUM Campus Heilbronn

Prof. Dr. Gudrun P. Kiesmüller
Professor of Operations Management

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer
Professor of Innovation and Digitalization

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Müller, CFA
Professor of Finance

Prof. Dr. David Wuttke
Professor of Supply Chain Management

Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie
Professor of Business Analytics

Scientific Staff

Research Interests

  • ICU capacity management, healthcare data analytics, application of reinforcement learning

 

Teaching

  • Lecture: Introduction to Operations Management, bachelor
  • Software course: Simulation in Service Operations Management, bachelor
  • Seminar: Service Operations Management, bachelor
  • Healthcare Operations Management, master
  • Exercise: Performance Analysis in Stochastic Systems, master
  • Supervise master and bachelor thesis

 

Working Papers

  • Bai, J., Brunner, J.O. 2019 Deep reinforcement learning supported intensive care unit decision making, working paper.
  • Bai, J., Gerstmeyr, S. 2019 Simulation and evaluation of the ICU management policies, accepted by Winter Simulation Conference 2020.
  • Bai, J., Fügener, A., Gönsch, J., Brunner, J.O., Blobner, M. 2019. Managing admission and discharge processes in intensive care units. Working paper.
  • Bai, J., Fügener, A., Schoenfelder, J., Brunner, J.O., 2018. Operations research in intensive care unit management: a literature review. Health Care Management Science. 21, 1–24.

 

Conference and Workshop Presentations

  • Bai, J., Brunner, J.O. 2017 Managing the admission and discharge processes in the intensive care unit, 21th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Quebec City, Canada.
  • Bai, J., Fügener, A., Brunner, J.O. 2016 Optimizing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Planning by Markov Decision Process, International Annual Conference of the German Operations Research Society, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Bai, J., Brunner, J.O. 2015 Optimization of admission and discharge decisions in the Intensive Care Units (ICU), GPOM Workshop, Munich
  • Bai, J., Brunner, J.O. 2014 Admission Scheduling of Intensive Care Units (ICU), GPOM Workshop, Augsburg.

 

Career

  • Jun 2013 – June 2020     Research & Teaching Assistant, Chair of Health Care Operations/ Health Information Management, University of Augsburg
  • Jan 2011 – Mar 2011   Intern in R&D Centre of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Takasago, Japan
  • Oct 2010 – Feb 2011   Teaching Assistant in Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University       , China
  • Apr 2010 – Oct 2010   Manager Assistant in Central I.E. in Continental AG, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Education

  • Since Sep 2011            Doctoral Candidate, CDSB, Uni. Mannheim
  • Aug 2008 – Jun 2011      Master of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
  • Mar2009 – Sep 2010       Master of Production Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen
  • Aug 2004 – Jul 2008        Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 817
Email: jie.bai.hn@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Asset Management
  • Textual Analysis in Finance

 

Career:

  • Since 07/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Center of Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 08/2019 – 07/2020 Quantitative Consultant at d-fine GmbH
  • 03/2018 – 09/2018 Internship at Funding Circle (P2P Lender)
  • 02-2017 – 05/2017 Internship at KFW Bankengruppe

 

Education:

  • 10/2016 – 06/2019 M.Sc. Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • 10/2013 – 03/2016 B.Sc. in Economics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 822
Email: christian.breitung@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning in Finance
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • International Stock Markets

 

Career

  • Since 10/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Center of Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • Since  07/2020 Research Assistent Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • 10/2019 – 03/2020 Internship at HSBC  Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • 04/2019 – 09/2019 Internship at KPMG AG
  • 09/2018 – 04/2019 Internship at SAP SE
  • 02/2016 – 03/2016 Internship at China Construction Bank
  • 07/2014 – 08/2014 Internship at BOSCH

 

 

 

Education

  • 09/2017 – 07/2020 M.Sc. Business Research (Finance), University of Mannheim
  • 09/2014 – 08/2017 B.A. in Business Administration, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • 09/2012 – 06/2014 B.A. in Business Administration, Hunan University

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 809
Email: zihan.gong@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • IT economics
  • The economic consequences of privacy
  • Platform governance

 

Teaching:

  • Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Bachelor)
  • Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Master)

 

Professional experience:

  • 2012-2019: working student jobs, internships and trainee program – e. g. with Munich Re, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Bosch, Merck and Zeiss

 

International experience:

  • 2018 Semester abroad at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China
  • 2016 Internship with Bosch in Charleston, SC, USA
  • 2014/15 Semester abroad at the Fudan University in Shanghai, China
  • Languages: German, English, French, Chinese

 

Academic career and education:

  • Since October 2019 Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the professorship for Innovation & Digitalization, Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 2016 – 2018 Master of Science in Management, University of Mannheim
  • 2012 – 2015 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 811
Email: tobias.kircher@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Robust Optimization and Joint Stochastic Estimation

 

Career

  • Sept. 2020 – present: Research Assistant at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • Aug. 2019 – May 2020: Teaching Assistant at University of Southern California

 

Education

  • 2018 – 2020: Master of Science in Financial Engineering, University of Southern California
  • 2014 – 2018: Bachelor of Science in Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 818
Email: zhiyuan.lou@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Applied Operations Research
  • Metaheuristics in Transportation Optimization
  • Urban Mobility Planning

 

Career

  • July 2020 – present: Research Fellow at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • August 2019 – June 2020: Intern in Mathematical Optimization at FlixBus.
  • October 2018 – July 2019: Student Assistant at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

 

Education

  • October 2017 – June 2020: MSc in Operations Research and Business Analytics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.
  • September 2009 – September 2013: BSc in Business Administration, FPT University in Vietnam.

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 821
Email: dai-trong.pham@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • International Stock Markets

 

Teaching Experience:

  • Advanced Seminar in Finance & Accounting
  • Empirical Research Project

 

Working Papers:

  • International Factor Models. Available online here.

 

Career:

  • Since 04/20 Research and teaching assistant at the Center of Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • Since 08/19 Quantitative Consultant, EY Eschborn/Frankfurt
  • 09/2018-03/2019 Working Student, Business Intelligence & Risk Model Solutions, MEAG, Munich
  • 09/2017-02/2018 Internship, Data Scientist, AUDI AG, Neckarsulm
  • 01/2016-03/2017 Consultant, MHP – A Porsche Company, Ludwigsburg

 

Education:

  • 04/2017 – 04/2019: MSc in Mathematics in Operations Research, Technical University of Munich
  • 10/2012  – 01/2016: BSc in Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 810
Email: fabian.preissler@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Multi-echelon inventory management
  • Advance demand information

 

Working Paper:

  • Ralfs, J., Kiesmüller, G.P. “Inventory Management with Time-Based Shipment Consolidation in the Context of Industry 4.0”

 

Professional experience:

  • 04/2018 – 06/2018 Tutor for “Produktion, Logisitk und Operations Research” at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2017 – 09/2018 Student assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 04/2017 – 06/2017 Tutor for “Produktion, Logisitk und Operations Research” at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 11/2015 – 09/2016 Internship, Daimler AG, Hamburg

 

Academic career and education:

  • since 04/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 10/2018 – 03/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2016 – 09/2018 Master-Study in Engineering Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2012 – 09/2016 Bachelor-Study in Engineering Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 816
Email: jana.ralfs@tum.de

Publications

  • Fochmann, M., Sachs, F., Sadrieh, A., & Weimann, J. (2018). The two sides of public debt: Intergenerational altruism and burden shifting. PloS one, 13(8), e0202963
  • Christens, S., Dannenberg, A., & Sachs, F. (2019). Identification of individuals and groups in a public goods experiment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Kiesmüller, G.P., Sachs, F.E. (2019). Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. European Journal of Operational Research

 

Presentations

  • Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. 05/2018,
    POMS 2018, Houston
  • Evaluation of Unreliable Flow Lines with Spare Parts Provisioning.06/2019, EURO 2019, Dublin

 

Career

  • since 06/2016 Laborator Manager at the Magdeburg Eperimental Laboratory of Economic Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2015 – 12/2015 Internship, German Research Center for Artficial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern
  • 01/2015 – 05/2016 Student assistant at the Magdeburg Experimental Laboratory of Economic Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2013 – 06/2015 Student assistant at the Faculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2011 – 12/2014 Student assistant at the Chair in E-Business, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Education

  • since 10/17 Research and teaching assistent at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2015 – 07/2017 Master-Study in Business Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2010 – 06/2015 Bachelor-Study in Business Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 815
Email: florian.sachs@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Digital Transformation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Platform Economy

 

Teaching:

  • Summer Semester 2020: Advanced Seminar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Digital Innovation
  • Summer Semester 2020: Advanced Topics in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Economics in Management of Platforms
  • Summer Semester 2020: Accompanying Seminar for Bachelor and Master Theses

 

Work Experience:

  • Since 01/2020: Research Assistant, Chair of Innovation and Digitalization, Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management, TU Munich, Heilbronn, Germany
  • 08/2016 – 01/2017: Intern,KfW Entwicklungsbank (German Development Bank), Pretoria, South Africa
  • 09/2014 – 07/2015: Student Assistant,Strategic Partnerships, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany

 

Education:

  • 09/2017-08/2019: MSc in International Business & Politics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • 02/2016 –08/2016: Exchange Student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 01/2013 –08/2017: BA in Sociology, Politics & Economics, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 812
Email: cornelius.schulken@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Supply chain risk management/finance
  • Theory and application of game theory

 

Career

  • 11/2020 – present:  Teaching and research assistant at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management
  • 03/2016 – 12/2016: Intern/Bachelor thesis in Optomechanics/Thermal at Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH Oberkochen

 

Education

  • 04/2017 – 09/2020: MSc in Computational Mathematics at Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg
  • 10/2013 – 03/2017: BSc in Industrial Mathematics at FHWS Schweinfurt

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 823
Email: andreas.seufert@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Supply chain finance
  • Application of game theory in supply chain

 

Career

  • August 2020 – Present: Research Associate at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • April 2018 – July 2020: Logistics specialist at Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • January 2018 – March 2018: Supply Planner at Tempo Team Personaldienstleistungen GmbH.
  • August 2016 – December 2016: Intern at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG.
  • July 2012 – July 2014: Design Engineer at Tata Technologies Ltd., Chennai (India)

 

Education

  • October 2014 – September 2017: MSc in Global Production Engineering, Technical University of Berlin
  • August 2008 – May 2012: BE in Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai (India)

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 814
Email: sairam.sriraman@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Suleman’ s research areas include operations management, business value of information technology, business analytics, strategic and innovative uses of emerging technologies, and corporate finance. His current research focuses on analyzing the effects of new technologies (such as blockchain) on businesses. Event study method is his primary tool for analytical and research work.

 

Academic services

  • He teaches introductory and advanced courses on corporate finance (e.g., Business Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Advanced Financial Management, Seminar in Finance) and quantitative data analysis.
  • He has been involved in the supervision of master student’s research projects

 

Publications

  • Xie, J., Jia, F., Ali, H.S. (October 2019). “HaoDF: The pioneer of online healthcare in China”, Ivey Publishing, product no.9B19M103. Available from Harvard Business Review, product no. W19234-PDF-ENG
  • Xie, J., Ali, H.S., Jia, F., Chudhery, M.A.Z., Ding, B. (May 2019). “Chunyu: The first mover in Chinese m-health industry”, Ivey Publishing, product no.9B19M044 (May 2019). Available from Harvard Business Review, product no. W19602-PDF-ENG
  • Ali, H.S., Jia, F., Xie, J. (2019). Effect of blockchain technology initiatives on market value of firms. (Submitted to regular Journal of Operations Management 10/5/2019; Rejected 12/15/2019; revising based on reviewers’ comments to resubmit in Journal of Operations Management’s invited special issue on new technologies)
  • Ali, H.S., Jia, F., Xie, J. (2019). Event studies in operations management: Trends, research findings, and future directions. (Submitted to Operations Management Research).
  • Ali, H.S., Jia, F., Xie, J. An empirical investigation of blockchain consortium formation and participation decisions. Working paper.

 

Career

  • Since Sep 2020 Postdoctoral researcher at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management
  • Jan 2014 – Present Lecturer full-time, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Feb 2012 – Jun 2012 Lecturer part-time, Al-Suffah Institute of Management Sciences, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Apr 2012 – May 2012 Lecturer part-time, Kingston College of Science and Commerce, Faisalabad, Pakistan

 

Education

  • Since Sep 2016 PhD candidate, School of Management, Univ. of Science and Technology of China
  • Mar 2011 – Oct 2012 MS Finance, Capital Univ. of Science and Technology Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Sep 2006 – Dec 2010 Bachelor of Business Administration, Government College Univ. Faisalabad, Pakistan

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 819
Email: haji.ali@tum.de

Supporting Staff

Ayse Sandalci

Team Assistent
Center Administration
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 802
Room: L230
E-Mail: ayse.sandalci@tum.de

Postadresse:
Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn

Office hours:
Monday 1 – 3 pm
Tuesday 9 – 12 am & 1 – 3 pm
Wednesday 1 – 3 pm
Thursday 9 – 12 am & 1 – 3 pm
Friday 9 – 12 am

Julia Zahn

Team Assistent
Finance & Controlling
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 803
Room: L230
E-Mail: julia.zahn@tum.de

Postadresse:
Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn

Office hours:
Monday 1 – 3 pm
Tuesday 9 – 12 am & 1 – 3 pm
Wednesday 1 – 3 pm
Thursday 9 – 12 am & 1 – 3 pm
Friday 9 – 12 am

Jobs

11th August 2020
PhD Position in Operations & Analytics with application in
healthcare digitalization (m/f/d)

Our requirements:
The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in analytics and digitalization in healthcare and a
profound education in applied mathematics, e.g., one of the following areas:

  • Mathematical programming, operations research, industrial engineering
  • Advanced applied probability and statistics
  • Advanced econometrics or theoretical computer science

As well as excellent programming skills and English language skills. You must have a master’s
degree relevant to your intended PhD specialization and from a university/department with a strong
international research reputation.

Our offer:
We offer a full-time position as academic staff for up to four years with the opportunity to pursue a
doctoral degree. You get the prospect to create and teach knowledge about current issues within the
framework of digitization. In addition, an excellent working atmosphere awaits you in a young and
success-oriented team. You will have the opportunity to experience and shape exciting research
projects. Payment will be based on the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder (E13
TV-L). TUM strives to raise the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages
applications from qualified women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same
qualifications will be given preference.

For more information click here.

 

3rd  August 2020
PhD position in Supply Chain Management / Research Assistant (m/f/d)

We offer…

  • the opportunity to study in a structured doctoral program in one of Germany’s finest universities,
  • individual supervision with frequent meetings and feedback,
  • national and international cooperations,
  • the chance to actively engage in joint research projects, and
  • the opportunity to explore and leverage extended reality technology in the management context.

We conduct research on…

  • supply chain finance,
  • supply chain risk management,
  • digital transformation: augmented and virtual reality use in operations and supply chain management, and
  • behavioral operations management.

For more information click here.

German version click here.

Latest Publications

Lütkemeyer, D., Heese, H.S., Wuttke, D.A. (2020). Overcoming Inefficiencies in the Development of Personalized Medicine. European Journal of Operational Research (Forthcoming).


Gernert, A., Heese, H.S., Wuttke, D.A. (2020). Supplier New Product Development Projects: The Role of Competition and Commitment. Decision Sciences Journal (Forthcoming).


Schmidt, C.G., Wuttke, D.A., Ball, G.P, & Heese, H.S. 2020. Does Social Media Elevate Supply Chain Importance? An Empirical Examination of Supply Chain Glitches, Twitter Reactions, and Stock Market Returns. Journal of Operations Management. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1087


Foerderer, J. 2020 (forthcoming). Interfirm Exchange and Innovation in Platform Ecosystems: Evidence from Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. Management Science.


Kiesmüller, G.P.; Sachs, F. 2020. Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. European Journal of Operational Research. Volume 284(1): 121-134.


Jacobs, H.; Müller, S. 2020. Anomalies across the globe: Once public, no longer existent?. Journal of Financial Economics, 135, 213-230.


Teaching

Master Thesis at CDT
Students being interested in writing their Master thesis in summer term 2020 at the Center of Digital Transformation are asked to apply not later than 15.03.2020. Further information can be found here.
General information
The team of the center of digital transformation contributes to the offered study programs from the TUM School of Management at the TUM Campus Heilbronn. More information about the Bachelor in Management & Technology can be found here. and about the Master in Management here.

Contact

  • Center Administration
  • Phone Phone +49 7131 264 18 802
  • Room L230
  • E-Mail office.cdt@wi.tum.de
  • Postadresse:

    Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn