Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Straube

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Straube studied industrial engineering at the TU Berlin with a one-year study visit to the University of Grenoble in France. In 1987, he received his doctorate at the Logistics Department of the TU Berlin (Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Baumgarten). Frank Straube led logistics innovation projects at the TU Berlin and in practice from 1984-1989. From 1990 to 2001 he was chairman of the management board of the internationally active Center for Logistics and Business Planning GmbH (Berlin-Sao Paulo-Boston), which was founded out of the TU Berlin and has more than 100 employees. In 2003 he habilitated at the University of St. Gallen with the topic "e-Logistics".

At the University of St. Gallen, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kühne Institute for Logistics since 2001, he was responsible for the establishment of a new Chair for Logistics Management and as Director of Studies for the development and implementation of the first German-language Executive MBA Program in Logistics.

In October 2004, he accepted the call to the TU Berlin for the C4 professorship in logistics and has since been head of the logistics department at the Institute of Technology and Management in the Faculty of Economics and Management.

In the science management of the academic self-administration, he has been involved for many years in the function of the managing director of the Institute for Technology & Management, in the Joint Commission for the Industrial Engineering course (GKWi) and as a member of the Faculty Council.

He was Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at TU Berlin from 2017 to 2019.

He is a member of the Academic Senate (AS) and the Extended Academic Senate (EAS) as well as a deputy member of the Budget Committee of the TU Berlin.

The Department of Logistics has received several awards, including the "German High Tech Champion Award" for the "smart e-user" project for the realization of sustainable and service-friendly electromobile urban logistics and the Logistics University Award of the Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure for excellence in teaching and research on integrated transport and logistics networks. The department also received the faculty's teaching award.

In 2008, Prof. Straube contributed significantly to the establishment of the chair "International Logistics Networks and Services", endowed by the Kühne Foundation, at the Chinese-German University College (CDHK) of Tongji University Shanghai as well as to the development of the double programs in the master's program in industrial engineering and for doctoral studies and is a visiting professor there. In 2005, he established the Competence Center "International Logistics Networks (ILNET)" at the TU Berlin, which has been funded by the Kühne Foundation since then. He was a member of the founding board of trustees and the subsequent advisory board of the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg and has been its supporter for many years. Since 2003, he has been a permanent visiting professor at Panthéon-Assas University in Paris. Research and teaching cooperations of the Logistics Department have also been realized with universities in Abu Dhabi, Sao Paulo, Stanford, Singapore, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Ghana, for example. Several exchange and double master programs of the TU Berlin with international universities are supervised by the Logistics Department.

For many years, in cooperation with the Kühne Foundation, the KLU and other top European universities, further education programs on network management of logistics processes "Netlop" and on European Network Management for Logistics Processes "Enlop" have been designed and implemented.

Prof. Straube was Vice Chairman of the German Logistics Association (BVL) from 1997 to 2009 and a member of its Advisory Board from 2009 to 2021. Every year, he provides content and organizational support for the German Logistics Congress in Berlin, the most important specialist event on logistics in Europe. In Brussels, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the European Logistics Association representing BVL from 2000 to 2017.

He has been Chairman of the Advisory Board of BLG LOGISTICS GROUP in Bremen for many years. On the advisory board of the Rio Cloud Logistics Platform, he supports the development of sustainable logistics services and accompanies the digitalization of Mosolf SE as a technology advisor.

Prof. Straube is the founder of the International Transfer Center for Logistics (ITCL) GmbH for the development and realization of innovative, especially digital and sustainable logistics systems for industrial, trade and transport service companies as well as modern further education activities.

He was appointed to the World Bank's Global Expert Knowledge Network for Sustainable Logistics and Growth.

He is a co-founder of the Pan African Mobility Alliance launched at the 2018 Africa Summit of the German government in Berlin to promote fair and sustainable industrialization and participation in global trade of African Compact states through targeted developments of their logistics capabilities.

He is a member of the Editorial Boards of international scientific journals. He supports the Board of the Association Internationales de la Recherche en Logistique et Supply Chain Management (AIRL-SCM), Paris and its conference Rencontres Internationales de la Recherche en Logistique (RIRL).

Prof. Frank Straube is chairman of the jury of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards and Benchmarking Competition developed from the TU Berlin and awarded annually to strengthen Germany as a production and logistics location. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing.




Maas, J.; Nitsche, B.; Straube, F. (2023): Systematization of autonomous vehicles in last mile transportation processes – taxonomy development and clustering of existing concepts, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, DOI: 10.1080/13675567.2023.2237454 

Nitsche, B.; Straube, F. (2023): Current State and Future of International Logistics Networks—The Role of Digitalization and Sustainability in a Globalized World, In: Logistics, 7 (4) :83 https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics7040083 


  • Klose, L.; Beckmann, A.; Ihlenburg, S.; Preindl, R.; Straube, F. (2022): Guidelines for transferring sustainable urban logistics concepts. In: Kersten, W.; Blecker, T.; Ringle, C.M. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2022: Changing Tides: The New Role of Resilience and Sustainability in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Poschmann, P.; Weinke., M.; Straube, F.; Kliewer, J.; Gerhardt, F. (2022): „Künstliche Intelligenz in der Binnenschifffahrt: Steigerung der Zuverlässigkeit von Binnenschifftransporten durch datenbasierte Ankunftszeitprognosen". In: Internationales Verkehrswesen (74) 2/2022, S. 69-73.
  • Rek, S.; Ihlenburg, S.; Straube, F. (im Druck): Big Urban Data - Urban Analytics als Chance für eine nachhaltige urbane Logistik. In: Jahrbuch der Logistik 2022.
  • Poschmann, P.; Weinke, M.; Straube, F. (2022): „Predicting Estimated Arrival Times in Logistics using Machine Learning“. In: Wang, J. (Hrsg.): Encyclopedia of Data Science and Machine Learning. Hershey, USA: IGI Global, S. 2683-2701


  • Straube F., Grunow O., Ihlenburg S., Sinn F. (2021): Konzeption und Implementierung von Mikro-City-Hubs als Baustein emissionsneutraler City-Logistik. In: Göhlich D., Raab A.F. (eds) Mobility2Grid - Sektorenübergreifende Energie- und Verkehrswende. Energie- und Mobilitätssysteme der Zukunft. Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  • Straube, F.; Verhoeven, P.; Nitsche, B. (2021): Potenzielle Anwendungsgebiete der Blockchain-Technologie in der Logistik, in: ERP Management 17 (5/2021), S. 53-56, GITO Verlag.
  • Gerlach, B.; Zarnitz, S.; Nitsche, B.; Straube, F. (2021): Digital Supply Chain Twins—Conceptual Clarification, Use Cases and Benefits. In: Logistics. 5(4):86. doi.org/10.3390/logistics5040086
  • Nitsche, B.; Wringe, T. M.; Straube, F. (2021): Stufen der Automatisierung und Autonomie in der Logistik - Entwicklung einer Autonomie-Roadmap logistischer Prozesse in produzierenden Unternehmen. In: Industrie 40 Management, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 15-19
  • Nitsche, B.; Straube, F. (2021): Defining the “New Normal” in International Logistics Networks: Lessons Learned and Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In: WiSt - Wirtschftswissenschaftliches Studium, 11/2021, pp. 16-25
  • Nitsche, B.; Straube, F.; Wirth, M. (2021): Application areas and antecedents of automation in logistics and supply chain management: a conceptual framework. In: Supply Chain Forum: AN International Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 223-239, DOI: doi.org/10.1080/16258312.2021.1934106
  • Klose, L.; Beckmann, A.; Ihlenburg, S.; Preindl, R.; Straube, F. (2021): Erfolgreiche urbane Logistik - Gestaltung von urbaner Logistik anhand von Stadtprofilen. In: Jahrbuch der Logistik 2021, 74–77.


  • Hrsg: Pahl-Weber, Elke; zu Knyphausen-Aufseß, Dodo; Kratzer, Jan; Straube, Frank: Kiez-Logistik für die letzte Meile. Das Reallabor Distribute. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2020, ISBN 978-3-7983-3158-7
  • Straube, F.; Junge, A. L.; Hoang, T. A. T. (2020): “Prospects of purchasing – an evaluation model for data mining approaches for preventive quality assurance”. In: Schupp F., Wöhner H. (Hrsg.), The Nature of Purchasing. Management for Professionals. Springer, Cham, S. 251-266.
  • Müller, E.; Kleineidam, J.; Straube, F. (2020): "Digitales Mindset - Digitales Mindset als Befähiger der digitalen Transformation". In: Jahrbuch der Logistik 2020, S. 92-95.
  • Straube, F.; Grunow, O.; Ihlenburg, S.; Sinn, F. (im Druck): Konzeption und Implementierung von Mikro City Hub-Konzepten als Baustein emissionsneutraler City Logistik. In: Göhlich, D.; Raab, A. (Hrsg.), "Mobility2Grid vom Labor in die Realität", 1. Auflage, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Beckmann, A.; Kleineidam, J.; Straube, F. (2020): „Success Factors for Online Food Retail Logistics“. In: Kersten, W.; Blecker, T.; Ringle, C.M. (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2020: Data Science and Innovation in Supply Chain Management - How Data Transforms the Value Chain, S. 851-873. Link
  • Straube, F.; Junge, A. L. (2020): „Die digitale Transformation in der Logistik ist facettenreich“, Logistik für Unternehmen, VDI Fachmedien, 01-02/2020, S. 50-54.
  • Junge, A. L.; Straube, F. (2020): „Sustainable supply chains – digital transformation technologies’ impact on the social and environmental dimension“, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 43, 2020, S. 736-742. 
  • Straube, F., Nitsche, B. (2020): Heading into “The New Normal”:Potential development paths of international logistics networks in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. In: Internationales Verkehrswesen, Vol. 72, No.3, pp. 31-35. Download here
  • Straube, F., Nitsche, B. (2020): Volatilität in Logistiknetzen: Ganzheitliche Benchmarks zur systematischen Verbesserung von Lieferleistungen und Kosten. In: Logistik für Unternehmen, 2020 No. 08-09, pp. 55-58
  • Nitsche, B.; Straube, F. (2020): Efficiently managing supply chain volatility – a management framework for the manufacturing industry, In: Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 43, p. 320-327, 
  • Straube, F.; Weinke, M.; Poschmann P. (2020): "Hohes Potenzial für lernende Systeme in logistischen Entscheidungsprozessen". In: VDI Fachmedien GmbH & Co. KG


  • Poschmann, P.; Weinke, M.; Balster, A.; Straube, F.; Friedrich, H.; Ludwig, A. (2019): Realization of ETA Predictions for Intermodal Logistics Networks Using Artificial Intelligence. In: Clausen, Langkau, Kreuz (Hg.): Advances in Production, Logistics and Traffic: Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Conference on Production Logistics and Traffic 2019, S. 155-176, Berlin: Springer.
  • Straube, F.; Junge, A. L. (2019): „Smarte Konzepte für zukunftsfähige urbane Logistik- und Verkehrssysteme“, Internationales Verkehrswesen, 71 (2), ISSN: 0020-9511, S. 35.


  • Nitsche, B.; Kleineidam, J.; Straube, F.; Meißner, M.: Systematization and discussion of the current state of waste management in food supply chains: a systematic review. In: JOMS Vol.8 No.1 (March 2018), S.1-17
  • Junge, A. L.; Grunow, O.; Straube, F.: Blockchain in der Logistik: Status quo und Anwendungsbereiche. In: Industrie 4.0 Management 2.2018, S.57-61
  • Straube, F.; Junge, A. L.: Logistisch die Weichen stellen. In: Logistik Heute, Huss-Verlag, Jan/Feb 2018, S. 34-35
  • Reipert, J.; Straube, F.: Den Innovationsvirus verbreiten. In: Logistik Heute, Huss-Verlag, Mai 2018, S. 32-33
  • Weinke, M.; Poschmann, P.; Straube, F.: Künstliche Intelligenz in Logistiknetzwerken - Verbesserung der Zuverlässigkeit maritimer Transportketten durch akteursübergreifende ETA-Prognosen. In: Internationales Verkehrswesen, Nov 18.
  • Straube, F.; Junge, A. L.; Wulfmeyer, B.: Sharing Economy - Konzepte in der Logistik. In: Jahrbuch Logistik 2018, S.20-24
  • Straube, F.; Figiel, A.; Nitsche, B.: Herausforderungen und Lösungen für den städtischen Wirtschaftsverkehr auf der letzten Meile – neue Konsumententrends beeinflussen die Logistik der Zukunft. In: Handbuch kommunale Verkehrsplanung, Wichmann Fachmedien, 80 (2018), Nr. 2, S. 1-24
  • Straube, F.; Dauchy, Solène; Junge, Anna Lisa: Successful business model building blocks of crowd-logistics start-ups – a contribution to a theoretical business model framework. In: ASLOG Supply Chain Vision 2018


  • Campos, Juliana; Straube, Frank; Wutke, Sebastian; Cardoso, Patricia: Creating value by sustainable manufacturing and supply chain management practices – a cross-country comparison. In: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 8 (2017), S. 686-690
  • Durach, Christian; Glasen, Patrick; Straube, Frank: Disruption causes and disruption management in supply chains with Chinese suppliers: Managing cultural differences. In: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Emerald Publishing Limited, 47 (2017), Nr. 9, S. 843-863
  • Straube, Frank; Reipert, Jan; Schöder, Dustin: City-Logistik der Zukunft - im Spannungsfeld von Elektromobilität und Digitalisierung. In: Wirtschaftsinformatik & Management, Springer (2017), Nr. 3, S. 28-34
  • Straube, Frank; Figiel, Anna; Nitsche, Benjamin: Ominchannel erfordert neue Fulfillment-Ideen. In: Lebensmittelzeitung, Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH (2017), Nr. 10.05.2017, S. 106
  • Straube, Frank; Figiel, Anna: Akteursübergreifende Lösungen für die Lebensmittellogistik von morgen. In: WiSt - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, C.H. Beck und Vahlen München, Frankfurt, 46 (2017), Nr. 7-8, S. 11-16
  • Figiel, Anna; Straube, Frank: Transportmanagement der schnelldrehenden Konsumgüterindustrie. In: unikat Werbeagentur GmbH (Hrsg.) Jahrbuch Logistik 2017. Wuppertal: unikat Werbeagentur GmbH, 2017, S. 34-37
  • Straube, Frank; Bahnsen, Marvin; Junge, Anna Lisa; Mittag, Peter: Datenbasierte Geschäftsmodelle im Straßenverkehr. In: unikat Werbeagentur GmbH (Hrsg.) Jahrbuch Logistik 2017. Wuppertal: unikat Werbeagentur GmbH, 2017, S. 68-72
  • Straube, Frank; Junge, Anna Lisa: Trends and strategies in logistics – perspective of digitalization. In: Gilles Paché (Hrsg.) Images de la logistique - Éclairages managériaux et sociétaux. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires d'Aix Marseille, 2017, S. 63-68
  • Straube, Frank; Roy, Daniel; Grunow, Oliver: Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstellen in der Smart Factory. In: unikat Werbeagentur GmbH (Hrsg.) Jahrbuch Logistik 2017. Wuppertal: unikat Werbeagentur GmbH, 2017, S. 60-63


  • Campos, Juliana; Straube, Frank: Práticas de sustentabilidade na cadeia de suprimentos - Troca de experiências entre Brasil e Alemanha. Revista Tecnologística: Tecnologistica. 2016, S. 46-49
  • Straube, Frank; Durach, Christian; Phung, Jonny: Developing and applying a supplier selection model to account for supplier risk impacts. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Vol. 17, Nr. 2: Taylor & Francis. 2016, S. 68-77
  • Straube, Frank; Nitsche, Benjamin; Figiel, Anna: Zukunft der Lebensmittellogistik - Herausforderungen und Lösungsimpulse. Lebensmittel Zeitung, Vol. 41: Deutscher Fachverlag. 2016, S. 48
  • Ullwer, Jonathan; Campos, Juliana; Straube, Frank: Waste and Pollution Management Practices By German Companies. IFAC-PapersOnLine, Vol. 49, Nr. 2: Elsevier. 2016, S. 102-107
  • Nitsche, Benjamin; Straube, Frank; Meißner, Melanie: Decreasing food loss and waste through supply chain management. In: Proceedings of the 5th P&OM World Conference. Havanna: Universidad Technologica de la Habana, 2016, S. 1-10
  • Straube, Frank; Durach, Christian; Figiel, Anna: Logistik 2020 - Globale Entwicklungen beeinflussen die Logisitk von morgen. In: Hanne Wolf-Kluthausen (Hrsg.) Jahrbuch Logistik 2016. Korschenbroich: Free Beratung GmbH, 2016, S. 22-24
  • Straube, Frank; Wutke, Sebastian: Messung und Optimierung der Klimaauswirkungen des Transports. In: DVWG, Martin Kragerbauer, Jan Ninnemann (Hrsg.) DVWG-Jahresband 2015. Berlin: epubli, 2016, S. 41-42
  • Straube, Frank; Roy, Daniel; Reipert, Jan: Anforderung zur Realisierung eines anpassungsfähigen Logistiknetzwerkes. In: Günther Schuh, Volker Stich (Hrsg.) Smart-Logistic-Grids Synergetisches, interaktives und selbstorganisiertes E-Learning in Unternehmen mit komplexer Wertschöpfungskette. 18. Aachen: FIR, 2016, S. 23-41
  • Straube, Frank; Roy, Daniel; Reipert, Jan: Integriertes Modell für das echtzeitfähige Risikomanagement in Logistiknetzwerken. In: Günther Schuh, Volker Stich (Hrsg.) Smart-Logistic-Grids Synergetisches, interaktives und selbstorganisiertes E-Learning in Unternehmen mit komplexer Wertschöpfungskette. 18. Aachen: FIR, 2016, S. 74-85
  • Straube, Frank; Roy, Daniel; Urban, Robin: Smarte Technologien für ein zukunftsfähiges Logistikmanagement - Herausforderungen und Chancen. In: Hanne Wolf-Kluthausen (Hrsg.) Jahrbuch Logistik 2016. Korschenbroich: Free Beratung GmbH, 2016, S. 34-36


  • Doch, Stefan; Merker, Sara; Straube, Frank; Roy, Daniel: Aufbau und Umsetzung einer Lernfabrik: Produktionsnahe Lean-Weiterbildung in der Prozess- und Pharmaindustrie. In: Industrie Management, GITO Verlag, 25 (2015), Nr. 3, S. 26-30
  • Kucht Campos, Juliana; Straube, Frank; Alcântara Card, Patricia: THE MANAGEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTICES: A Comparative Study of Materials Sector Benchmarks in Brazil and Germany : GESTÃO DE PRÁTICAS DE SUSTENTABILIDADE NA CADEIA DE SUPRIMENTOS: Um Estudo Comparativo Entre Benchmarks Do Setor De Materiais Básicos No Brasil E Na Alemanha. In: Business and Management Review, Global Research Society, 4 (2015), Nr. 8, S.428-440
  • Seliger, Günther; Straube, Frank; Jochem, Roland; Kohl, Holger: Die Lernfabrik. In: Management und Qualität, RDV/TÜV Media GmbH, 2015 (2015), Nr. 04, S.14-16
  • Straube, Frank: Tranzparenz ist Megatrend der Food-Logistik. In: Lebensmittel Zeitung, Deutscher Fachverlag (2015), Nr. 43, S.3-3
  • Straube, Frank; Figiel, Anna; Nitsche, Benjamin: E-Commerce und Transparenz sind Megatrends: Studie der TU Berlin zur Zukunft der Lebensmittellogistik. In: Lebensmittel Zeitung, Deutscher Fachverlag (2015), Nr. 43, S.42-42
  • Spiegel, Timo; Straube, Frank: Kontraktlogistik - Trends und Strategien der Logistik : Zukunftstechnologien als Treiber und Befähiger der Kontraktlogistik. In: Thomas Wimmer; Sabine Hucke (Hrsg.) Eine Welt in Bewegung. 32. Hamburg: DVV Media Group GmbH, 2015, S. 230-257
  • Straube Frank; Durach, Christian; Figiel, Anna; Nitsche, Benjamin: Successfully dealing with trends in logistics networks: mitigating the increasing risk of transport infrastructure failure in metropolitan areas. In: Proceeding of the Innovative Technologies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Conference. Moskow: abc, 2015, S. 21-41
  • Straube, Frank; Ryll, Nicole; Figiel, Anna: Nachhaltige Just-in-Time Konzepte in der Beschaffungslogistik. In: Hanne Wolf-Kluthausen (Hrsg.) Jahrbuch Logistik 2015. Korschenbroich: Free Beratung GmbH, 2015, S. 55-58