Dr. Richard Pibernik

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.

Research Areas

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.

Projects

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

The Value of Entrant Manufacturers: A Study of Competition and Risk for Donor-Funded Procurement of Essential Medicines

Lautona, F., Rothkopfa, A., Pibernik, R. The Value of Entrant Manufacturers: A Study of Competition and Risk for Donor-Funded Procurement of Essential Medicines. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 272 (1), January 2019, pp. 292-312

Profitability of Service-Level-Based Price Differentiation with Inventory Rationing

Schulte, B., Pibernik, R., Profitability of Service-Level-Based Price Differentiation with Inventory Rationing, Production and Operations Management, 26 (5), 2017, 903-923

Maverick buying: Eliminate, participate, leverage?

Rothkopf,A., Pibernik, R., Maverick buying: Eliminate, participate, leverage?, International Journal of Production Economics, September 2016, Vol. 179, pp 77-89

Service Differentiation in a single-period inventory model with numerous customer classes

Schulte, B., Pibernik, R. Service Differentiation in a single-period inventory model with numerous customer classes, OR Spectrum (2016), October 2016, Vol. 38 (4), pp 921-948

Customer-facing supply chain practices-The impact of demand and distribution management on supply chain success

Rexhausen, D., Pibernik R., Kaiser, G., Customer-facing supply chain practices-The impact of demand and distribution management on supply chain success, Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 30 (4), 2012, 269-281

Reservation and allocation policies for influenza vaccines

Samii, AB., Pibernik, R., Yadav P.,Vereecke A., Reservation and allocation policies for influenza vaccines, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 222 (3), 2012, 495-507

The influence of ethical culture on supplier selection in the context of sustainable sourcing

Goebel, P., Reuter, C., Pibernik R., Sichtmann C., The influence of ethical culture on supplier selection in the context of sustainable sourcing, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 140 (1), 2012, 7-17

The Manufacturer’s Incentive to Reduce Lead Times

Kraiselburd S., Pibernik R., Raman, A., The Manufacturer’s Incentive to Reduce Lead Times, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20 (5), 2011, 639-653

Secure collaborative supply chain planning and inverse optimization – The JELS model

Pibernik R., Zang Y., Kerschbaum F., et al., Secure collaborative supply chain planning and inverse optimization – The JELS model, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 208 (1), 2011, 75-85

Secure collaborative Supply-Chain management

Kerschbaum, F., Schropfer, A,. Zilli, A., Pibernik R., Catrina, O., De hoogh S., Schoenmakers, B., Cimato S., Damiani E., Secure collaborative Supply-Chain management, Computer, Vol. 44 (9), 2011, 38-43

An inventory reservation problem with nesting and fill rate-based performance measure

Samii, AB., Pibernik, R., Yadav P., An inventory reservation problem with nesting and fill rate-based performance measure, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 133 (1), 2011, 393-402

Inventory reservation and real-time order promising in a Make-to-Stock system

Pibernik, R.,Yadav, P., Inventory reservation and real-time order promising in a Make-to-Stock system, OR Spectrum, Vol. 31 (1), 2009, 281-307

Dynamic capacity reservation and due date quoting in a make-to-order system

Pibernik R., Yadav, P., Dynamic capacity reservation and due date quoting in a make-to-order system, Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 55 (7), 2008, pp 593-611

An approach to inter-domain master planning in supply chains

Pibernik R., Sucky E., An approach to inter-domain master planning in supply chains, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 108 (1-2), 2007, 200-212

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).