Academic Publications

K. Hoberg, M. Protopappa-Sieke, and S. Steinker, How do Financial Constraints and Financing Costs Affect Inventories? An Empirical Supply Chain Perspective, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 2017, Accepted.

J. Bai, A. Fügener, J. Schoenfelder, and J.O. Brunner (2016), Operations research in intensive care unit management: a literature review, Health Care Management Science

J. Volland, A. Fügener, J. Schoenfelder, and J.O. Brunner (2016), Material logistics in hospitals: A literature review, Omega

M. Lenzen, B. McBain, T. Trainer, S. Jütte, O. Rey-Lescure, J. Huang, Simulating low-carbon electricity supply for Australia, Applied Energy, 2016, Vol. 179, pp. 553-564

H. Olbert, M. Protopappa-Sieke, U.W. Thonemann, Analyzing the Effect of Express Orders on Supply Chain Costs and Delivery Times, Production and Operations Management, 2016, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2035-2050.

M. Protopappa-Sieke, R.W. Seifert, Benefits of Working Capital Sharing in Supply Chains, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2016, pp. 1-12.

D. A. Wuttke, C. Blome, H. S. Heese, M. Protopappa-Sieke, Supply chain finance: Optimal introduction and adoption decisions, International Journal of Production Economics, 2016, Vol. 178, pp. 72-81.

M. Protopappa-Sieke, M. Sieke, U.W. Thonemann, Optimal Two-Period Inventory Allocation under Multiple Service Level Contracts, European Journal of Operational Research, 2016, Vol. 252, Issue 1, pp. 145-155.

M. Becker-Peth, U.W. Thonemann, Reference Points in Revenue sharing contracts - How to design optimal supply chain contracts, European Journal of Operational Research, 2016, 249 (3), pp. 1033-1049, doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.06.007

S. Jütte and U.W. Thonemann, A graph partitioning strategy for solving large-scale Crew scheduling Problems, OR Spectrum, 2015, Vol. 37 (1), pp. 137-170

R. Özsen, U.W. Thonemann, Determining Optimal Parameters for Expediting Policies, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2014, INFORMS

K. Hoberg and U.W. Thonemann, Modeling and analyzing information delays in supply chains using transfer functions, International Journal of Production Economics, 2014, Vol. 156, pp. 132-145

M. Dettenbach and U.W. Thonemann, The value of real time yield information in multi-stage inventory systems – exact and heuristic approaches, European Journal of Operational Research, 2014, in press, available online, doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.06.028.

A.-L. Sachs, S. Minner, The Data-Driven Newsvendor with Censored Demand Observations, International Journal of Production Economics, 2014, Vol. 149, pp. 28-36.

A. Fügener, E. W. Hans, R. Kolisch, N. Kortbeek, and P. T. Vanberkel (2014): Master Surgery Scheduling with consideration of multiple downstream units, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR).

S. Schiffels, A. Fügener, R. Kolisch, and J. O. Brunner (2014): On the assessment of costs in a newsvendor environment: Insights from an experimental study, Omega.

A.C. Zeballos, R.W. Seifert and M. Protopappa-Sieke, Single Product, Finite Horizon, Periodic Review Inventory Model with Working Capital Requirements and Short-Term Debt, Computers & Operations Research, 2013, Vol. 40, Issue 12, pp. 2940-2949.

D. Seifert, R. W. Seifert and M. Protopappa-Sieke, A review of trade credit literature: Opportunities for research in operations, European Journal of Operational Research, 2013, Vol. 231, Issue 2, pp. 245-256.

M. Becker-Peth, E. Katok, and U. W. Thonemann, Designing Buyback Contracts for Irrational but Predictable NewsvendorsManagement Science, Vol. 59, No. 8, pp. 1800-1816, 2013; online-Appendix.

F. Schneider and D. Klabjan, Inventory Control in Multi-Channel Retail, European Journal of Operational Research, 2013, Vol. 227, Issue 1, pp. 101-111.

G. Bolton, A. Ockenfels, and U.W. Thonemann, Managers and Students as NewsvendorsManagement Science, 2012, Vol. 58, No. 12, pp. 2225-2233.

S. Jütte and U.W. Thonemann, Divide-and-Price: A Decomposition Algorithm for Solving Large Railway Crew Scheduling Problems, European Journal of Operational Research, 2012, Vol. 219, Issue 2, pp. 214-223.

K. Baumgartner, A. Fuetterer, and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Design considering Economies of Scale and Transport Frequencies, European Journal of Operational Research, 2012, Vol. 218, Issue 3, pp. 789-800.

M.A. Sieke, R.W. Seifert, and U.W. Thonemann, Designing Service Level Contracts for Supply Chain Coordination, Production and Operations Management, 2012, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 698-714.

A.-L. Beutel, S. Minner, Safety stock planning under causal demand forecasting, International Journal of Production Economics, 2012, Vol. 140, Issue 2, pp. 637-645.

F. Papier and U.W. Thonemann, Capacity Rationing in Rental Systems with Two Customer Classes and Batch Arrivals, Omega, 2011, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 73-85.

S. Jütte, M. Albers, U.W. Thonemann, and K. Haase, Optimizing Railway Crew Scheduling at DB Schenker, Interfaces, 2011, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 109-122.

M. Protopappa-Sieke and R.W. Seifert, Interrelating operational and financial performance measurements in a multi-product inventory system, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2011, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 328-347.

U. Merschmann and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Flexibility, Uncertainty and Firm Performance: An empirical Analysis of German Manufacturing Firms, International Journal of Production Economics, 2011, Vol. 130, Issue 1, pp. 43–53.

K.T. Möllering and U.W. Thonemann, An Optimal Constant Level Rationing Policy under Service Level Constraints, OR Spectrum, 2010, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 319–341.

F. Papier and U.W. Thonemann, Capacity Rationing in Stochastic Rental Systems with Advance Demand Information, Operations Research, 2010, Vol.58, Issue 2, pp. 274-288.

M. Protopappa-Sieke and R.W. Seifert, Interrelating operational and financial performance measurements in inventory control, European Journal of Operational Research, 2010, Vol. 204, Issue 3, pp. 439-448.

K. Zhu and U.W. Thonemann, Coordination of Pricing and Inventory Control across Products, Naval Research Logistics, 2009, Vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 175-190.

F. Schneider, R. Kastner, T. Michalke, J. Fritsch, and C. Goerick, Image-based classification of driving scenes by Hierarchical Principal Component Classification (HPCC), Proc. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV'09), 2009, pp. 341-346.

J. Branke and J. Rosenbusch, New Approaches to Coevolutionary Worst-Case Optimization, In: Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN X, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2008, Vol. 5199, pp. 144-153.

F. Papier and U.W. Thonemann, Queuing Models for Sizing and Structuring Rental Fleets, Transportation Science, 2008, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 302–317.

K.T. Möllering and U.W. Thonemann, An Optimal Critical Level Policy for Inventory Systems with Two Demand Classes, Naval Research Logistics, 2008, Vol. 55, Issue 7, pp. 632-642.

K.-H. Magnus, A.-M. Nienaber, G. Schewe, and U.W. Thonemann, Eine Überdosis an Kooperation vermeiden! Empirische Erkenntnisse zum Erfolg der Supply-Chain-Organisation, ZfbF, 2008, Vol. 60, pp. 241-276.

K. Hoberg, U.W. Thonemann, and J.R. Bradley, Analyzing the Effect of Inventory Policies on the Nonstationary Performance with Transfer Functions, IIE Transactions, 2007, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 911-924.

F. Papier, R.W. Wolff, and U.W. Thonemann, On the convexity of loss probabilities when arrivals occur in batches and servers are heterogeneous, Operations Research Letters, 2007, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 467-471.

A. Brinkhoff and U.W. Thonemann, Perfekte Projekte in der Lieferkette, Harvard Business Manager, 7/2007, pp. 6-9.

H. Kötter, F. Schneider, F. Fang, T. Gußner, and R. Isermann, Robust regression and outlier-detection for combustion engine measurements, Design of Experiments (DoE) in Engine Development III, 2007, pp. 377-396.

K. Hoberg, J.R. Bradley, U.W. Thonemann, Analyzing the effect of the inventory policy on order and inventory variability with linear control theory, European Journal of Operational Research, 2007, Vol. 176, No. 3, pp. 1620-1642.

R.W. Seifert, U.W. Thonemann, and M.A. Sieke, Relaxing Channel Separation - Integrating a Virtual Store into the Supply Chain via Transshipments, IIE Transactions, 2006, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 917-931.

R.W. Seifert, U.W. Thonemann, M.A. Sieke, Integrating direct and indirect sales channels under decentralized decision-making, International Journal of Production Economics, 2006, Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 209-229.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, U.W. Thonemann, and K.-H. Magnus, Volle Regale zu niedrigen Kosten, Harvard Business Manager, 10/2005, pp. 59-67.

K. Zhu and U.W. Thonemann, Modeling the Benefits of Sharing Future Demand Information, Operations Research, 2004, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 136-147.

K. Zhu and U.W. Thonemann, An Adaptive Forecasting Algorithm and Inventory Policy for Products with Short Life Cycles, Naval Research Logistics, 2004, Vol. 51, Issue 5, pp. 634-653.

P. Kleinau and U.W. Thonemann, Deriving Inventory-Control Policies with Genetic Programming, Operations Research Spectrum, 2004, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 521-546.

R.W. Seifert, U.W. Thonemann, and W.H. Hausman, Optimal Procurement Strategies for Online Spot Markets, European Journal of Operational Research, 2004, Vol. 152, Issue 3, pp. 781–799.

F. Best and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Engineering, Supply Chain Management, II/2003, pp. 7-15.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Großpietsch, U.W. Thonemann, and J. Küpper, Wie Handel und Hersteller besser kooperieren, Harvard Business Manager, 9/2003, pp. 39-47.

K. Hoberg, U.W. Thonemann, and J.R. Bradley, Analyzing the Bullwhip Effect of Installation-Stock Policies with Linear Control Theory, Operations Research Proceedings, 2003, pp. 63-70.

P. Kleinau and U.W. Thonemann, Deriving Inventory-Control Policies with Genetic Programming, Operations Research Proceedings, 2003, pp. 87-94.

U.W. Thonemann, A.O. Brown, and W.H. Hausman, Easy Quantification of Improved Spare Parts Inventory Policies, Management Science, 2002, Vol. 48, No. 9, pp. 1213-1225.

U.W. Thonemann and J.R. Bradley, The Effect of Product Variety on Supply-Chain Performance, European Journal of Operational Research, 2002, Vol. 143, Issue 3, pp. 548-556.

U. W. Thonemann, Improving supply chain Performance by sharing advance demand Information, European Journal of Operational Research, 2002, Vol. 142, No. 1, pp.81-107.

U.W. Thonemann and M.L. Brandeau, Optimal Commonality in Component Design, Operations Research, 2000, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 1-19.

U.W. Thonemann, Variantenmanagement, Habilitationsschrift, Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Produktionswirtschaft, Universität Paderborn, 1999.

U.W. Thonemann and M.L. Brandeau, Optimal Storage Assignment Policies for Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems with Stochastic Demands, Management Science, 1998, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 142-148.

U.W. Thonemann and M.L. Brandeau, Designing a Zoned Automated Guided Vehicle System with Multiple Vehicles and Multiple Load Capacity, Operations Research, 1997, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 857-873.

U.W. Thonemann and M.L. Brandeau, Designing a Single-Vehicle Automated Guided Vehicle System with Multiple Load Capacity, Transportation Science, 1996, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 351-363.

A. Bölte and U.W. Thonemann, Optimizing Simulated Annealing Schedules with Genetic Programming, European Journal of Operational Research, 1996, Vol. 92, Issue 2, pp. 402-416.

U.W. Thonemann, Finding Improved Annealing Schedules with Genetic Programming, Proceedings of the First IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation, 1994, Vol. 1, pp. 391-394.

U.W. Thonemann, Stochastic Models for Asynchronous Automated Material Handling Systems, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University, 1994.

Working Papers

A. Fügener, S. Schiffels, and R. Kolisch , Overutilization and underutilization in operating rooms: Insights from behavioral health care operations Management, Health Care Management Science (Forthcoming)

A. Fügener, J.O. Brunner, and A. Podtschaske (2015): Duty and workstation rostering considering preferences and fairness: A case study at a department of anesthesiology, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) (Forthcoming).

A. Fügener (2015): An integrated strategic and tactical master surgery scheduling approach with stochastic resource demand, Journal of Business Logistics (Forthcoming).

A. Fügener, G. Edenharter, P. Kiefer, R. Kolisch, U. Mayer, J. Schiele, F. Steiner, and M. Blobner (2015): Improving ICU and ward utilization by adapting master surgery schedules: A case study, Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports (Forthcoming).

S. Hof, A. Fügener, J. Schoenfelder, and J.O. Brunner (2015): A Research Agenda for Case Mix Planning in Hospitals, Health Care Management Science (Forthcoming).

F. Schneider, D. Klabjan, and U. W. Thonemann, Incorporating Demand Response with Load Shifting into Stochastic Unit Commitment, 2013, submitted to: Operations Research, Status: Major Revision

K. Baumgartner and U.W. Thonemann, A Structured Sampling Technique for the Design of Realistic Stochastic Supply Chains, submitted to International Journal of Production Economics, Status: Major Revision

T. Stangl and U. W. Thonemann (2015), Equivalent Supply Chain Metrics. A Behavioral Perspective, Working paper

D. Wuttke, C. Blome and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013). Supply chain finance. Working paper.

M. Protopappa-Sieke and R.W. Seifert (2013). On the optimal working capital allocation in a multi-echelon supply chain. Working paper.

M. Protopappa-Sieke and M.A. Sieke (2013). A day late and a dollar short: The benefits of inventory finance in supply chains. Working paper.

M. A. Sieke, U. W. Thonemann and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013). Service level allocation contracts. Working paper.

M. A. Sieke, U. W. Thonemann and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013). Service level allocation contracts. Working paper.

K. Hoberg and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013). Who Should Hold Inventories in the Supply Chain? An Empirical Analysis of Financial Supply Chain Management Opportunities in Customer-Supplier Relationships. Working paper.

J. Kwaham and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013). The real cost of capital of re-manufacturing. Working paper.

F. Schneider, D. Klabjan, and U. W. Thonemann, Optimization of Battery Charging and Purchasing at Electric Vehicle Battery Swap Stations, 2013, Working Paper

T. Gully and U. W. Thonemann, On the Risk-Attitude of Informed Newsvendors, Working Paper

BOOKS

U.W. Thonemann, Operations Management, 2010, 2nd Edition, Pearson Studium, München

U.W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, J. Großpietsch, and M. Leopoldseder, How to Become a Supply Chain Champion – Hard Facts about Soft Factors, 2008, McKinsey & Company

U.W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, J. Großpietsch, and M. Leopoldseder, Der Weg zum Supply-Chain-Champion – Harte Fakten zu Weichen Themen, 2007, MI-Wirtschaftsbuch, MI-Verlag, Landsberg

U.W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, and K.H. Magnus, Supply Chain Excellence im Handel – Trends, Erfolgsfaktoren und Best-Practice-Beispiele, 2005, Financial Times Deutschland/Gabler, Wiesbaden

U.W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, and K.H. Magnus, Supply Chain Excellence in Retail, McKinsey & Company

D. Adam, K. Backhaus, U.W. Thonemann, and M. Voeth, Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre – Koordination betrieblicher Entscheidungen, 3. Auflage, 2004, Springer, Berlin

U.W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, R. Diederichs, J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper and M. Leopoldseder , Supply Chain Champions – Was sie tun und wie Sie einer werden, 2003, Financial Times Deutschland/Gabler, Wiesbaden

U.W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, R. Diederichs, J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper and M. Leopoldseder , Supply Chain Champions – The Race for Service and Cost Leadership, McKinsey & Company

Other Publications

Henke, M., Protopappa-Sieke, M., Blome, C., Wuttke, D. (2012). Geld vergessen: Doppelte Integration, Beschaffung Aktuell, 09/2012.

Henke, M., Protopappa-Sieke, M., Blome, C., Wuttke, D. (2012). Geld vergessen, Beschaffung Aktuell, 05/2012.

S. Jütte, M. Albers, and U.W. Thonemann, Lokführereinsatzplanung bei DB Schenker, OR News, 2011, Vol. 43, pp. 13-15.

M. Protopappa-Sieke and M. Schimke, Geld regiert die Welt, Beschaffung Aktuell, 11/2010

M. Protopappa-Sieke, Die fünf Gebote der Geldkontrolle, Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung, Nr. 125, 10/2010

M. Protopappa-Sieke and M. Schimke, Es geht ums Geld, Beschaffung Aktuell, 3/2010

G.E. Bolton, A. Ockenfels, U.W. Thonemann, Who is the Best at Making Decisions?, International Commerce Review, 2010, pp. 1-10

C. Jahns, M. Henke, M. Protopappa, and C. Blome, Die Integration von Logistik und Finance auf Basis einer Status-quo-Analyse des Logistikcontrollings, Controlling – Zeitschrift für Erfolgsorientierte Unternehmenssteuerung, 21 Jahrgang 2009, Heft 8/9

U. W. Thonemann, K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, A. Brinkhoff, U. Merschmann, Der Weg zum Supply-Chain-Champion: Harte Fakten zu weichen Themen, MI Wirtschaftsbuch, 2007

A. Brinkhoff, J. Großpietsch, and U.W. Thonemann, Für morgen lernen, Logistik Heute, 5/2008, pp. 42-44.

A. Brinkhoff, J. Großpietsch, and U.W. Thonemann, Mitarbeiter einbinden, Logistik Heute, 4/2008, pp. 30-32.

K. Behrenbeck, U. Merschmann, and U.W. Thonemann, Klare Ziele formulieren, Logistik Heute, 03/2008, pp. 35-37.

A. Brinkhoff, J. Großpietsch, and U.W. Thonemann, Alte Strukturen aufbrechen, Logistik Heute, 1-2/2008, pp. 36-38.

K. Behrenbeck, U. Merschmann, and U.W. Thonemann, Soft secrets of supply chain success, International Commerce Review, 10/2007, pp. 144-150.

J. Küpper, U. Merschmann, and U.W. Thonemann, Start mit schnellen Erfolgen, Logistik Heute, 12/2007, pp. 36-37.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Operation Lieferkette, Handelsjournal, 15.10.2007, p. 36.

K. Behrenbeck, U. Merschmann, and U.W. Thonemann, Weg zum Champion, Logistik Heute, 10/2007, pp. 58-60.

A. Brinkhoff and U.W. Thonemann, Projekte zur Optimierung der Lieferkette erfolgreich umsetzen, Logistik-Management, 10/2007, pp. 70-71.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Lücklose Kette, Der Handel, 10/2007, pp. 38-40.

A. Brinkhoff and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Champions, CHEManager Europe, 9/2007, pp. 19.

U.W. Thonemann, Erfolg oder Misserfolg, Logistik Heute, 9/2007, pp. 44-46.

Ch. Lieth and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Collaboration in der Chemieindustrie, Supply Chain Management, 1/2007, pp.55-57.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Vorsicht vor Überdosis, Logistik Heute, 1/2006, pp. 48-50.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Erfolg mit Lean Retailing, Lebensmittelzeitung, 16.12.2005.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Ruder übernommen, Logistik Heute, 12/2005, pp. 46-48.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Schlanke Abläufe, Logistik Heute, 11/2005, pp. 58-59.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Volle Regale - niedrige Kosten, Die Welt, 14.10.2005.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Viele Rezepte ohne Patent, Logistik Heute, 10/2005, pp. 54-57.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Kleiner Chip - Große Hoffnung, Software in der Logistik, Logistik Praxis, 2005, pp. 50-54.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Küpper, K.H. Magnus, and U.W. Thonemann, Zwischen Euphorie und Skepsis - RFID kommt, der Handlungsdruck steigt: Welche Optionen besitzen Konsumgüterhersteller und Einzelhändler?, Logistik Heute, 12/2004, pp. 54-55.

J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Produktion - Flexibilität als Schlüssel zur Kostenreduzierung, Logistik Heute, 3/2004, pp. 45-47.

K. Behrenbeck and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Champions - Die Leistungsunterschiede bei den Logistikdienstleistern sind enorm, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22.10.2003.

R. Diederichs, J. Großpietsch, and U.W. Thonemann, Kooperation - Wie sieht die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Hersteller und Handel momentan aus?, Logistik Heute, 10/2003, pp. 58-59.

K. Behrenbeck, J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Supply Chain Champions, 9. Magdeburger Logistiktagung, Logistikplanung und -management, Magdeburg, November 2003.

J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Wertvolle Wertschöpfung - Wie funktioniert erfolgreiches Supply Chain Management?, Logistik Heute, 9/2003, pp. 34-35.

J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Konsumgüter-Supply-Chains: Nur 20 % effizient, Handelsblatt News am Abend, 9. Juli 2003, p. 10.

Ersatzteilmanagement - Drei Schritte zu mehr Kundenzufriedenheit, Logistik Heute, 7-8/2003, pp. 36-37.

J. Großpietsch, J. Küpper, and U.W. Thonemann, Der beste Service in der Lieferkette muss nicht teuer sein, Lebensmittelzeitung, 23. Mai 2003, p. 58.

K. Dehnen and U.W. Thonemann, Verlagerungstendenz bei Entwicklung und Fertigung, Beschaffung Aktuell, 2003, pp. 32-34.