Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter

Rector of the University of Bremen

Scientific Career
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz Reiter, born in 1957, studied Industrial Engineering and Management with a specialty in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. After his doctorate in 1990 on the “Concept of a computer-aided tool for the analysis and modelling of integrated information systems in production companies ", he was an IBM World Trade Post Doctoral Fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, in Manufacturing Research until the end of 1991. Subsequently, he worked as a research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin and in 1994 was appointed to the new chair of Industrial Information Technology at the Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus. From1998 to 2000, he was head of and founder of the Fraunhofer Application Center for Logistics Systems Planning and Information Systems in Cottbus, Germany. Since 2000 he heads the newly created chair of Planning and Control of Production Systems in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Bremen. At the Bremer Institut für Produktion and Logistik (BIBA), Prof. Scholz-Reiter works in applied and industrial contract research.
Prof. Scholz-Reiter is a full member of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences, full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering, member of the Scientific Society of Manufacturing Engineering, a member of the group of university professors with an expertise on business organization, member of the European Academy of Industrial Management and a member of the Advisory Commission of the Schlesinger Minerva Laboratory for Life Cycle Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He is Vice President of the German Research Foundation.
Prof. Scholz-Reiter is the speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre 637 "Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes - A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations," speaker of the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics at the University of Bremen and speaker of the Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics.
Prof. Scholz-Reiter is editor of the professional journals Industry Management and ProductivITy Management, and a member of editorial committees of several international journals.
Major Research Areas
The ever increasing complexity of production systems and logistics networks require the development, application and integration of new methods of planning and control on the basis of interdisciplinary approaches. His research aims to develop and apply new concepts, methods and IT-solutions, which on the one hand contributes to the improvement of planning and control of logistic processes and on the other hand serves to enhance peoples understanding of the system and to qualify themselves in different socio-technological systems. This is the objective of sustainable improvement in production and logistics systems.
The research projects, which are for example funded by the DFG, Volkswagen Foundation, AIF, BMBF, BMWi, the EU and by industry, should encourage tasks such as using artificial neural networks to stock and run-time production systems "," multi - agent systems in supply chain management "," non-linear dynamic methods of production and logistics control”, “self-control logistic processes "," synchronization of coupled oscillators in supply chains "and, within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center 747, to logistics problems in micro-manufacturing process chains.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter
VWG 2090
D-28359 Bremen
Phone: +49(0)421/218-60011