Tim Schlaich

PhD Candidate

Tim Schlaich

PhD Candidate

Tim Schlaich started his PhD program at Kühne Logistics University in May 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg and Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel. His research focuses on the optimization of food supply chains through information sharing and technological advancements. He conducts his research in cooperation with Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a family-owned trading and production company based in Hamburg.

Tim already joined KLU in 2017 for his Master of Science in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He was awarded the Best Student Award Class Master of Global Logistics and SCM 2019 and received the BVL Thesis Award for his master thesis on consumer mobility in the context of traceback models for food-borne diseases. After graduation, he worked as a research associate and co-authored a joint paper entitled "A Gravity-Based Food Flow Model to Identify the Source of Foodborne Disease Outbreaks", which was published by the International Journal of Environmental Health and Public Research (2020). 

Before joining KLU, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. During his Bachelor studies, he was employed by the Evonik Industries AG and gained work experience in several departments.




Since 2020 PhD Candidate in Supply Chain Management, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2017 - 2019 Master of Science Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2014 - 2017 Bachelor of Arts International Business, Cooperative State University (DHBW), Mannheim, Germany

Professional Experience

2018        Intern in Logistics Department, Bonprix Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg, Germany
2016 – 2017    Practical Semester, Process Management Supply Chain, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany

International Experience

2018 Semester abroad, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
2016 Practical semester, Evonik Corporation, Birmingham, USA
2015 Semester abroad, Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain