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Prof. Dr. Michael Henke

Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

Prof. Dr. Michael Henke portrait photo

Prof. Dr. Michael Henke is Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund and holds the Chair in Enterprise Logistics (LFO) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund University, Germany. Furthermore, he is Adjunct Professor for Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Management of Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland.

His research focuses inter alia on Management of Industrie 4.0 and Platform Economy, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Doing this he is combining his practical experience from entrepreneurial practice and his extensive knowledge from research.

Michael Henke studied Brewing and Beverage Technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and gained his doctorate and habilitation in Business and Economics at Technical University of Munich, Germany. During and after his habilitation, he worked for the Supply Management Group SMG in St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2007 until 2013 he was active in teaching and research as a professor at EBS European Business School.

Career highlight

When I was accepted into acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering) in 2018 and Founding of the Enterprise Lab with the Commerzbank at Fraunhofer IML in 2018 with the aim of cross-sectoral cooperation in the topics of Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Finance and digital innovation

Unusual hobby / interest

I like doing sports, especially running (e.g. a Marathon)

A ground-breaking career moment

Becoming the President of IPSERA (International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association) in Spring 2017