The Authors of the Book


Jörn Schönberger



Prof. Dr. habil. Jörn Schönberger is professor for business management at Technical University of Dresden. He positions the Chair of Transport Services and Logistics as s part of the Friedrich-List-Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Science. Prior to his current position, he has been professor for Operations and Supply Chain Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) and senior researcher at the University of Bremen. For several years he is guest professor at the University of Rennes 1 for IT and logistics. In 2010 he was a temporary professor (sine spe) for Operations Research and Supply Chain Management at RWTH Aachen.  


Jörn Schönberger was visiting professor at University of Vienna and visiting researcher at Copenhagen Business School. In addition, he is/was involved in several academic programs on different study levels at University of Bremen, Technical University of Berlin, RWTH Aachen, University of Vienna, University of Rennes 1, European Business School, FOM University of Applied Sciences, and University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Hamburg Distance University of Applied Sciences as well as University of Applied Sciences HIWL. Most of his courses address topics at the interface between engineering and business management.


His research interests comprise model-based optimization and control of complex logistics systems. Furthermore, he investigates the synchronization of information and materialflows. Another research direction covers the dynamics of complex logistics system. Based on methodologies from Mathematics, Operations Research,Artificial Intelligence and Information systems, he investigates applicationsfrom the fields of logistics, transportation, and traffic, manufacturing andsports management.


Jörn Schönberger received a diploma in mathematics in 2000 and a PhD (2004) in Business Management from the University of Bremen. His doctoral thesis was awarded by the German Operations Research Society. He gained his Habilitation degree for Business Management also from the University of Bremen in 2010.


He is author of two monographs and two text books as well as editor of some books. He (co-)authored several journal papers and numerous other publications. Regularly, he presents his research results on international scientific meetings. His service to the scientific community comprises the organization of several conferences as well as his work as a regular reviewer for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and several scientific journals as well as conferences. Jörn Schönberger is member of several scientific communities like the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and the German Operations Research Society (GOR).


Beside his academic career, he regularly works as freelance consultant. He is/was involved in projects related to information management, information processing, database development and application as well as process optimization.



Prof. Dr. Jörn Schönberger 


Technische Universität Dresden

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Science "Friedrich List" 

Institute for Transport and Economics

Transport Services and Logistics 

T: +49 (0)351 463-36815
E: joern.schoenberger(at)