I am an experienced professional in the areas of Technology and Operations Management. I build bridges between the academic and professional worlds using my extensive experience in practice-oriented research as well as in top-tier strategy and operations consulting.
In increasingly global and competitive management environments, my focus lies in helping stakeholders understand the challenges of digital transofrmation, handle complex decision-making processes and prepare for the workplace of the future. This draws on my deep understanding of both new technologies and strategic management.
I have worked with a variety of high-profile clients in Australia and around Europe and maintain strong links with industry. In addition, I have presented project results in journals and at conferences around the world.
I hold a diploma in particle physics and a doctorate in strategic management from Germany.
Can supervise: YES
- Digital Workplace of the Future
- Systems Thinking
- Complexity Management
- Supply Chain and Engineering Management
- Project Management
- Digital Transformation
Introduction to Complex Systems
Lammers, T 2012, Komplexitätsmanagement für Distributionssysteme Konzeption eines strategischen Ansatzes zur Komplexitätsbewertung und Ableitung von Gestaltungsempfehlungen, BoD – Books on Demand.
Logistische Netzwerke ziehen sich von der Beschaffung über die Produktion bis hin zur Distribution durch die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette und sind auf nahezu allen Ebenen von Komplexitätsauswirkungen betroffen.
Cetindamar Kozanoglu, D, Lammers, T & Zhang, Y 2021, 'Exploring the Knowledge Spillovers of a Technology in an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – The Case of Artificial Intelligence in Sydney', Thunderbird International Business Review.
New knowledge presents opportunities for commercial value and can hence be a critical asset for entrepreneurial ecosystems. In particular, general purpose technologies are major drivers of entrepreneurship, thus, a nuanced understanding on technological knowledge and its spillovers among actors within an entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) is warranted. Using knowledge-spillover-based strategic entrepreneurship theory, we propose to observe knowledge spillovers through the assessment of the knowledge bases of a technology in an EE. To do so, this paper proposes to use three key sources of knowledge: publications reflecting the emerging knowledge base, patents representing the realized knowledge base, and startups showing the experimental knowledge base. This paper uses secondary data sources such as Web of Science and applies the method of bibliometrics to illustrate how an assessment is carried out in practice by evaluating the artificial intelligence (AI) knowledge bases in Sydney from 2000 to 2018. The findings are summarized with an illustration of the evolution of the key actors and their activities over time in order to indicate the key strengths and weaknesses in Sydney’s AI knowledge among the different bases. Contrary to expectations from the high potential of knowledge spillovers from a general purpose digital technology such as AI, the paper shows that apparent knowledge spillovers are yet highly limited in Sydney. Even though Sydney has a strong emerging knowledge base, the realized knowledge base seems weak and the experimental knowledge base is slowly improving. That observation itself verifies the need to take strategic actions to facilitate knowledge spillovers within EEs. After the implications for theory and policy makers are discussed, suggestions for further studies are proposed.
Cetindamar Kozanoglu, D, Lammers, T, Kocaoglu, D & Zhang, Y 2020, 'The Anniversary Tribute of PICMET: 1989-2018', IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, pp. 1-15.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The Portland International Conference for Management
of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) has become a
world-leading organization in the field of management of engineering
and technology management (MET) since its inception in
1989. PICMET provides a strong platform for academics, industry
professionals, and government representatives to exchange new
knowledge in the field. To celebrate its 30-year journey, this article
examines 20 conferences organized by PICMET covering 6601
accepted papers in order to show the trends in MET research and
implementation through topics, authors, journals, and countries. In
addition to the analysis of the PICMET data, the article delves into
the past ten years (2009–2018) to carry out an in-depth bibliometric
analysis of the citations of more than 3000 PICMET papers available
at Scopus. The detailed analysis sheds light on how PICMET
has developed a rich network of researchers and practitioners
through its conferences over time. PICMET contributes to the
interdisciplinary nature of the MET field and is also affected by
the changes of the field. The article ends with key observations and
a few suggestions for further studies.
Shukla, N, Merigó, JM, Lammers, T & Miranda, L 2020, 'Half a century of computer methods and programs in biomedicine: A bibliometric analysis from 1970 to 2017.', Computer methods and programs in biomedicine, vol. 183, pp. 105075-105075.View/Download from: Publisher's site
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (CMPB) is a leading international journal that presents developments about computing methods and their application in biomedical research. The journal published its first issue in 1970. In 2020, the journal celebrates the 50th anniversary. Motivated by this event, this article presents a bibliometric analysis of the publications of the journal during this period (1970-2017). METHODS:The objective is to identify the leading trends occurring in the journal by analysing the most cited papers, keywords, authors, institutions and countries. For doing so, the study uses the Web of Science Core Collection database. Additionally, the work presents a graphical mapping of the bibliographic information by using the visualization of similarities (VOS) viewer software. This is done to analyze bibliographic coupling, co-citation and co-occurrence of keywords. RESULTS:CMPB is identified as a leading and core journal for biomedical researchers. The journal is strongly connected to IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. Paper from Wang, Jacques, Zheng (published in 1995) is its most cited document. The top author in this journal is James Geoffrey Chase and the top contributing institution is Uppsala U (Sweden). Most of the papers in CMPB are from the USA followed by the UK and Italy. China and Taiwan are the only Asian countries to appear in the top 10 publishing in CMPB. A keyword co-occurrences analysis revealed strong co-occurrences for classification, picture archiving and communication system (PACS), heart rate variability, survival analysis and simulation. Keywords analysis for the last decade revealed that machine learning for a variety of healthcare problems (including image processing and analysis) dominated other research fields in CMPB. CONCLUSIONS:It can be concluded that CMPB is a world-renowned publication outlet for biomedical researchers which has b...
Lammers, T & Golfmann, J 2015, 'Modular Product Design: reducing complexity, increasing efficacy', Performance, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 56-63.
In a global business environment, the increased
individuality of customer demands adds external
pressure for companies. On the other hand,
growing competition creates the need for
cost-cutting programs. The conflict between
external variance and internal standardization
can be solved by approaches such as modular
product design. A proven four-phase approach
that enables the modularization of product
architectures is examined in this article.
In this paper we show a methodology to derive recommendations for the optimization and controlling of complexity in logistics systems, taking the example of the distribution. Based on an assessment and a visualization of the complexity, a structured deduction of multiple approaches is conducted and subsequently applied in the case study of a 3rd party logistics provider.
Lammers, T, Kersten, W & Grussenmeyer, R 2012, 'Current Approaches in Complexity Management – Practical and Theoretical Implications for Distribution Networks', Research in Logistics & Production, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 55-68.
In the up to date competition, the optimal degree of complexity severely influences the success of distribution networks and therefore the success of the entire company. Nevertheless, it seems that up to now, limited research has been done on distribution network complexity. Therefore, this paper deals with current theoretical and practical approaches of complexity management in distribution networks. Methodologically, first an in-depth literature review is conducted, highlighting the existing complexity handling tools in different areas. Since this analysis shows that no approach specifically copes with the requirements of distribution networks, exploratory expert interviews are carried out. Comparing the findings shows that neither literature, nor industrial practice investigate or institutionalize complexity management in distribution networks. Thus, this paper provides opportunities to close this gap. On the one hand, a framework which can be used to elaborate suitable complexity management strategies for distribution networks is presented. On the other hand, the relevant areas of distribution networks are narrowed down in order to create a basis for developing a comprehensive method for complexity management in distribution systems.
Cetindamar Kozanoglu, D, Lammers, T & Sick, N 2020, 'Understanding The Relationship Between Smart Cities And Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Case Of Sydney' in Biloria, N (ed), Data-driven Multivalence in the Built Environment, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 301-315.
Smart city literature is overdrawn with discussions on public services such as transportation while there is a need to broaden the analysis to understand the very rich dynamics of cities. In this chapter, the goal is to focus on the rise of technology-based entrepreneurs in cities who are creating emerging digital technologies. Cities have been a popular unit of analysis for technological development and economic activities due to their high dependency on immediate local context factors. Nowadays, transformation of cities into “smart” have increased their role further – both for economic value and for technological growth. This paper aims to expand the smart city concept to an ecosystem approach where cities become hubs of digital technologies. By combining the previous literature on entrepreneurship and digital technologies within a particular urban context, this paper discusses how smart cities could be a solid base to build digital entrepreneurship ecosystems for sustainable, liveable and competitive cities. In particular, the paper provides a case study for Sydney by illustrating the interactions between smart cities and digital entrepreneurship ecosystems in practice. The chapter ends with a summary of findings and implications for both policy makers and digital entrepreneurs.
Cetindamar, Lammers, T & Sick, N 2020, 'Digital technologies, competitiveness & policies: An integrative city-based policy roadmap for entrepreneurial ecosystems' in Managing Innovation in a Global and Digital World Meeting Societal Challenges and Enhancing Competitiveness, Springer Gabler, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 49-62.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This paper offers a conceptual city-based policy roadmap for policy makers who are interested in managing their entrepreneurial ecosystems. The literature lacks specific policies bringing together both technological developments and entrepreneurial activities at city level, even though recent studies point out the role of policies for entrepreneurial ecosystems in order to build entrepreneurial economies. Given the wide opportunities arising from digital technologies for economic growth, policy makers need to identify feasible frameworks to support a digitally competitive entrepreneurial ecosystem. By combining the previous literature on entrepreneurship and digital technologies within a particular urban context, this paper describes a conceptual roadmap as a tool that might help policy makers to plan the future competitiveness of their cities.
Ekechukwu, J & Lammers, T 2020, 'Digital Technology to Enhance Project Leadership Practice: The Case of Civil Construction' in George, B & Paul, J (eds), Digital Transformation in Business and Society Theory and Cases, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 247-272.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Digital transformation is fundamentally influencing all aspects of business and society. It can enable individuals and organizations to transcend from one way of working to another. In construction, emphasis is shifting from project management to project leadership, as professionals need assisting tools to not only aid in managing tasks and activities, but aid in leading people. As such, the adoption of digital technologies may hold the key in taking project leadership practice into the future. To date, there have been few attempts to explore the potential of digital technology as an aid for project leadership development and practice. This research therefore aims to investigate this potential in the context of the Australian civil construction industry. We review the existing body of knowledge on both industry-specific leadership demands and relevant digital technology capabilities to identify areas of improvement and to guide interviews with construction project managers. So far, literature has focused on endorsing particular leadership behaviors and/or styles, while ignoring the difficulties faced by professionals in practicing these behaviors. We find that project managers of civil contractors within Sydney understand the significance of leadership but are often overwhelmed by its complexity.
Lammers, T, Borkert, M & Sick, N 2020, 'Unternehmertum in der digitalen Stadt – Welche Rolle spielt die Gründungslandschaft beim Wettbewerb um die vorderen Plätze in internationalen Städterankings?' in Hoelzle, K, TIberius, V & Surrey, H (eds), Perspektiven des Entrepreneurships Unternehmerische Konzepte zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag, pp. 461-468.
Cetindamar Kozanoglu, D, James, E, Lammers, T, Pearce, A & Sullivan, E 2019, 'Stem Education And Women Entrepreneurs In Technology Enterprises: Explorations From Australia' in Bullough, A, Hechavarria, D, Brush, C & Edelman, L (eds), High-growth Women’s Entrepreneurship, Edward Elgar, pp. 78-108.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The objective of this chapter is to draw attention to the relationship between STEM education and women’s enterprenurship in technology enterprises. By using Australia as a case study, our explorative analysis of secondary data shows how Australia has relatively improved, with gains in the level of women’s involvement in STEM education, while it still has to overcome a chasm for women then proceeding from being a STEM alumni into actually becoming an enterpreneur in technology startups. We specifically point out an institutional intervention in STEM education, the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. The chapter concludes with a discussion and suggestions for further studies.
Lammers, T, Skirde, H & Guertler, M 2019, 'Modulares Projektportfoliomanagement – Eine Vision zur Beherrschung komplexer Projektlandschaften [Modular project portfolio management - a vision for mastery complex project landscapes]' in Schroeder, M & Wegner, K (eds), Logistik im Wandel der Zeit – Von der Produktionssteuerung zu vernetzten Supply Chains Festschrift für Wolfgang Kersten zum 60. Geburtstag [Changing Logistics over Time - from Production Control ToNetworked Supply Chains], Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, pp. 791-811.View/Download from: Publisher's site
In times of ever increasing globalization and digital change, companies operate more than ever in a highly dynamic and uncertain environment. This volatility affects both the definition of strategy and how internal and external projects are designed and carried out in order to be able to react flexibly to changes (Sarkar, 2016).
Lammers, T, Kersten, W & Skirde, H 2014, 'Komplexitätsmanagement durch Modular Sourcing' in Friedewald, A & Loedding, H (eds), Produzieren in Deutschland – Wettbewerbsfähigkeit im 21. Jahrhundert, GITO, pp. 221-242.
Kersten, W, Lammers, T & Skirde, H 2012, 'Complexity Management in Distribution Systems – Development of a Structured Framework for Driver-Based Complexity Analysis' in Blecker, T, Kersten, W & Ringle, C (eds), Pioneering Supply Chain Design A Comprehensive Insight Into Emerging Trends, Technologies and Applications, Eul, Lohmar, pp. 383-404.
Lammers, T, Kersten, W & Skirde, H 2011, 'Entwicklung eines Kriterienkataloges zur strukturierten Allokation von Effekten der Modularisierung' in Modulstrategie in der Beschaffung - Konferenzband Konferenz der AutoUni am 18.11. 2010 in Wolfsburg, Logos Verlag.
Wettbewerb und Effizienzstreben fuhren in der Automobilindustrie zu diversen Aktivitaten, die auf die Identifikation und die Hebung von Kostensenkungspotentialen abzielen.
Lammers, T, Tomidei, L & Trianni, A 2019, 'Towards a Novel Framework of Barriers and Drivers for Digital Transformation in Industrial Supply Chains', 2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), IEEE, Portland.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Cetindamar Kozanoglu, D, Kocaoglu, D, Lammers, T & Merigo Lindahl, J 2019, 'A Bibliometric Analysis of Technology Management Research at PICMET for 2009-2018', https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8893667, Portland International Conference for Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, Oregon, pp. 1-5.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Cetindamar, D, Lammers, T & Sick, N 2018, 'Establishing Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Based on Digital Technologies: A Policy Roadmap Approach at the City Level', 2018 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, IEEE, Honolulu, pp. 1-5.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The last decade has witnessed the rise of technology-based entrepreneurs who managed to build companies based on the use of emerging digital technologies. However, the pure availability of digital technologies in a particular country does not guarantee to establish successful companies and economic growth. Companies are located in certain regional or urban environments with varying contextual factors. Cities have been a popular unit of analysis for technological development and economic activities due to their high dependency on immediate local environmental factors. Nevertheless, the literature offers a limited view on the relationship between technological developments and entrepreneurial activities at city level to identify feasible frameworks to support a digitally competitive entrepreneurial ecosystem. By combining the previous literature on entrepreneurship and digital technologies within a particular urban context, this paper offers a conceptual approach that might help policy makers to plan the future competitiveness of their cities.
Fahmideh, M & Lammers, T 2018, 'A study of influential factors in designing self-reconfigurable robots for green manufacturing', ACIS Website proceedings, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS, Sydney, pp. 1-7.
There is incremental growth in adopting self-reconfigurable robots in automating manufacturing conventional product lines. Using this class of robots adapting themselves with ever-changing environmental conditions has been acclaimed as a promising way of reducing energy consumption and environmental impact and thus enabling green manufacturing. Whilst the majority of existing research focuses on highlighting the efficacy of self-reconfigurable robots in energy reduction with technical driven solutions, the research on exploring the salient factors in design and development self-reconfigurable robots that directly enable or hinder green manufacturing is non-extant. This interdisciplinary research contributes to the nascent body of the knowledge by empirical investigation of design-time, run-time, and hardware aspects which should be contingently balanced when developing green-aware self-reconfigurable robots.
Held, T & Lammers, T 2018, 'A trend study of ecological product development partnerships in the German foundry value chain', Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Fostering Innovation, International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association, Athens, pp. 632-650.
Cross-company cooperation and early supplier involvement in product development gained importance in the last decades due to higher technological complexity and increased outsourcing activities. At the same time ecological aspects became more important. This paper analyzes economic and ecological aspects of product development partnerships in the German foundry industry. The analysis is based on comprehensive surveys conducted in 2013 and 2017 covering supplier and customer integration issues and potentials at the interfaces of German casting houses and their customers. In general, little significant change could be discovered: the arrangement of cross-company product development of castings seems rather stable.
Lammers, T, Tomidei, L & Regatierri, A 2018, 'What Causes Companies to Transform Digitally? An Overview of Drivers for Australian Key Industries', Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, IEEE, Honolulu, HI, USA.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Business leaders and entrepreneurs are facing new challenges in the rapidly transforming digital economy. The benefits obtained by the employment of digital technologies are broadly acknowledged. However, decisions need to be made about which technologies to acquire and how to integrate them into the business. In order to do this efficiently, organizations and disruptors all over the world need to understand the key drivers of digital transformation that affect their operations and industries. In this paper, the outcomes of a systematic literature review are presented which identify the drivers for digital transformations across key industries - using the example of Australia and its five core industries of services, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and construction. Outcomes indicate that drivers for digital transformation vary significantly across different industries. However, some drivers such as "environmental sustainability" were found to be important across most industries. The results contribute to current research in this field by providing a comprehensive overview of industry-specific transformation drivers. This will support decision-making for technology managers and provide the foundation for similar studies in other countries.
Ghosh, S, Zheng, Y, Lammers, T, Chen, YY, Fitzmaurice, C, Johnston, S & Li, J 2016, 'Deriving public sector workforce insights: A case study using Australian public sector employment profiles', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, Springer, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 764-774.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© Springer International Publishing AG 2016.Effective approaches for measurement of human capital in public sector and government agencies is essential for robust workforce planning against changing economic conditions. To this purpose, adopting innovative hypotheses driven workforce data analysis can help discover hidden patterns and trends about the workforce. These trends are useful for decision making and support the development of policies to reach desired employment outcomes. In this study, the data challenges and approaches to a real life workforce analytics scenario are described. Statistical results from numerous workforce data experiments are combined to derive three hypotheses that are useful to public sector organisations for human resources management and decision making.
Lammers, T, Grussenmeyer, R & Kersten, W 2011, 'Complexity Management in Distribution Networks – Reviewing Current Approaches', Poznan University of Technology, Poland, pp. 9-25.
Lammers, T & Held, T 2009, 'The Impact of the Implementation of the EC Regulation No 561/2006 on German Small and Medium-Sized Trucking Companies', Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
Lammers, T, Kersten, W & Skirde, H 2012, Abschlussbericht zum Projekt Komplexitätsanalyse von Distributionssystemen, Bundesvereinigung Logistik.
Lammers, T, Petersen, M & Brockhaus, S 2018, 'Pushing the Digital Transformation of Logistics: A Tri-Continental Study of Regulatory Environments'.