Dr. Richard Pibernik
Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza Program
Dr. Richard Pibernik is Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program.
Richard Pibernik received his doctorate degree at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. From 2004 to 2007 he was research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Professor within the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Programme at the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain.
From 2007 to 2012 he was a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the EBS Business School in Wies- baden.
Since 2012 Richard Pibernik is a chaired Professor of Logistics and Quantitative Methods in Business Administration at the University of Würzburg. At the same time he is an Adjunct Professor at the Zaragoza Logistics Center, Spain, and a visiting professor at the Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation. From 2010-2012 he was Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.
Richard currently heads a research group consisting of eight researchers that is dedicated to data-driven approaches in operations management.
Richard’s research is focused on quantitative methods for managing logistics and supply chains. In particular, he works on data-driven approaches to supply chain management that integrate machine learning and traditional optimization models in supply chain management, supply chain information systems, and integrated planning approaches. He also works actively in research project addressing healthcare supply chains for developing countries.
He has published his research in numerous renowned international journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, etc.
Richard has been responsible, as a principal investigator, for many projects that were funded by industry and other funding agencies. He worked with large corporations (e.g. Lufthansa, Alcatel-Lucent, SAP), consulting firms (e.g. McKinsey) and many SME’s in Germany, Spain, and other countries. Currently he works with more than ten companies in projects focused on data-driven supply chain management, supply chain analytics and exploitation of big data in supply chain management.
Publications not affiliated with ZLC
Goebel, P., Reuter, C./ Sichtmann, C. Pibernik, R., Bals, L. (2018). Purchasing managers’ willingness to pay for attributes that constitute sustainability. To appear in Journal of Operations Management (2018).
Ecken, P., Pibernik, R. Hit-Or- Miss: What Leads Experts to Take Advice for Long Term Judgments?. Management Science, 62 (7), 2002-2021 (2016).
Grants & Awards
Richard has received grants from a number of funding agencies (EU, German Research Foundation, and the Governments of Germany and Spain).