Who is behind this process elephant idea?


My name is Henning Strubelt. I have several years of experience in the fields of process analysis, value stream mapping and lean management.
I hold a degree in industrial engineering with a specialization in logistics (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur Logistik) and a doctoral degree in engineering (Dr.-Ing.).
I am a professor for warehouse technology, warehouse planning, and warehouse organization at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany. In addition, I hold a visiting professorship at Chiang Mai University, Thailand and had and have teaching assignments at the Technical University of Applied Science Wildau, the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, and the Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam. Before I became a professor I worked as a senior lecturer at the Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and as a Business Process Expert in the field of the Order-to-Cash process.

In my profession I regularly teach undergraduate and graduate classes, give seminars and conduct workshops. Besides my academic occupation I try to stay as close as possible to the practice or the real world work problems. Therefore, I regularly conduct projects in the fields of process analysis, value stream mapping, and lean management with industrial partners and in addition work for and/or cooperate with regional companies. References are provided upon request. I hold the following certifications: PRINCE2 project management and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.


Recent courses and workshops:

- Ramp-up Management (course: Logistics System Implementation and Ramp-Up) (Sep-Nov 2019)

- Lean Processes in Production and Logistics (Schlanke Prozesse in Produktion und Logistik) 2 day seminar/workshop (June 2018)

- Lean Processes in Logistics (Schlanke Prozesse in der Logistik) 2 day in-house seminar/workshop for Hermes Fulfilment GmbH (Nov 2017)

- Workshop Lean Six Sigma (Jun 2017)

- Lean Processes in Production and Logistics (Schlanke Prozesse in Produktion und Logistik) 3 day seminar/workshop (May 2017) [seminar flyer: ]

- Lean management for administrative tasks & value stream mapping within the seminar "organizing spare parts logistics" ("Ersatzteillogistik erfolgreich organisieren") of the BVL Campus gGmbH in Bremen (Oct 2016)

- Lean Processes in Production and Logistics (Schlanke Prozesse in Produktion und Logistik) 3 day seminar/workshop (May-June 2016) [seminar flyer]


Recent publications (in English):

- Strubelt, H., Mollenhauer F. (2020): Identifying and evaluating synergies of Lean Six Sigma and knowledge management in deliberately interlocking application, In: International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-09-2018-0257.

- Strubelt, H., Trojahn, S., Lang, S. (2020): Transparency and training in manufacturing and logistics processes in times of industry 4.0 for SMEs, In: IEEE Xplore digital library/ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - New York, NY: IEEE & 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), National Harbor, MD, USA, 2019, pp. 2013-2024, https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004939.

- Strubelt, H. (2019): Shop Local, Local Materials, and Local Budgets, In: Sustainable Cities and Communities - Cham: Springer Nature, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71061-7_78-1.

- Strubelt, H. [Ed.] (2018): Green - Lean - Supply Chain Management,  Rethink Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Magdeburg, LOGiSCH, ISBN 978-3-947068-11-1.

- Strubelt, H., Trojahn, S., Lang, S., Nahhas, A. (2018): Scheduling approach for the simulation of a sustainable resource supply chain. In: Logistics [Special Issue: Planning and Operation of Interconnected Intelligent Logistics Systems], Basel: MDPI AG, Bd. 2.2018, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/logistics2030012.

- Meier, O., Trojahn, S.,  Strubelt, H. (2018): Perspectives of a future-proof primary resource logistics chain. In: IEEE Xplore digital library - New York, NY: IEEE, pp. 3428 - 3439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2017.8248058.

- Trojahn, S., Strubelt, H. (2017): Developing an evaluation methodology for determining the provision energy effort of primary resources using energy value stream mapping. In: Transportation Research Procedia. Elsevier, Bd. 25.2017, pp. 3582-3593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.298.

- Lange, C., Strubelt, H. (2016): Parts Feeding Policies in the Automobile Industry: A Literature Review and Problem Identification. In: Strubelt, H.: Magdeburger Schriften zur Logistik – An Insight into Current Research Fields in Logistics, Magdeburg, LOGiSCH, pp. 43-57.

- Strubelt, H. [Ed.] (2016): Magdeburger Schriften zur Logistik – An Insight into Current Research Fields in Logistics, Magdeburg, LOGiSCH,  ISBN: 978-3930385942

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- Strubelt, H. (2014): Ramp-up management methods for job production - analysis of the application of ramp-up management methods to job production using a mixed-methods research approach. In: Zugl.: Magdeburg, Univ., Fakultät  für Maschinenbau, Diss., 2014; Magdeburg: Verl. LOGiSCH GmbH, ISBN 978-3-930385-86-7

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