Josef Svoboda, M.Sc.


Room: 1565
Tel: +49 (0)89 289 28202
Fax: +49 (0)89 289 28210


Office Hours

By appointment


  • Inventory Management
  • Machine Learning Applications in Supply Chain Management
  • Data-Driven Optimization in Operations Management


  • in process

Academic Career and Positions held to date

  • Since 10/2017: Research assistant at the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Minner); TU Munich

Professional Experience

  • 2014 - 2017: Supply Chain Management at BSH Home Appliances GmbH, Munich

Academic Education

  • 2013: Graduation as Master of Science in Business Engineering (M.Sc.) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2011 - 2013: Studies of Business Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2011: Graduation as Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering (B.Sc.) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2007 - 2011: Undergraduate studies of Business Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ongoing Supervision

Master Theses:

  • Clustering and Inventory Control in Large-Scale Supply Chain Networks
  • Value of Information in Inventory Control
  • Data-Driven Optimization for Improving Supply Chain Resilience (with Procter & Gamble)

Bachelor Theses:

  • Data-Driven Optimization in Multi-Echelon Supply Chains (with Barkawi Management Consulting)

Project Studies:

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Supervised Projects

Master Theses:

  • Data-Driven Inventory Optimization in Multi-Echelon Supply Chains (with Celonis)
  • Supply Chain Segmentation with Machine Learning
  • Data-Driven Forecasting in Inventory Management
  • Influence of supply chain visibility on parts availability in the spare parts business (in cooperation with Barkawi Management Consulting)
  • Optimal inventory management and replenishment strategies of a retailer for perishable goods considering seasonalities of fruits and vegetables
  • Roll-Container vs. Euro-Palette: Analyse der Auswirkung einer Einführung eines neuen Ladungsträgers auf die Filialdistribution unter Berücksichtigung der zukünftigen Sortimentsentwicklung (in cooperation with ALDI SÜD)
  • Simulation Optimization of Inventory Management Policies in Multi-Echelon Distribution Systems Customer Order Patterns and Optimal Inventory Management (with Load Fox)

Bachelor Theses:

  • MIP-Based Backorder Allocation Rules in Distribution Systems
  • Demand Driven vs. Consumption Driven Inventory Management (with Voith)
  • Machine Learning in Material Planning (with Faurecia)
  • Multiple Sourcing Policies in Inventory Management
  • Machine Learning in Inventory Management (with Keller&Kalmbach)
  • Supply Chain Segmentation and Inventory Management (in cooperation with Thorlabs)
  • Key Performance Indicators in Retail Logistics
  • Simulating Demand in Multi Echelon Inventory Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing in Multi Echvelon Spare Parts Supply Chains

Project Studies:

  • Blockchain Technology: Application in Logistics (in cooperation with Wassermann AG)
  • Inventory Management of perishable goods considering seasonal supply and supplier change
  • Spare Parts Management for Munichs Subway Operations (in cooperation with SWM)
  • Plattform-basiertes ad Hoc Pricing in der luftfracht (in cooperation with Panalpina)
  • 3D Printing in Spare Part Supply Chains (with EOS)