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
Lammers, T 2012, Komplexitätsmanagement für Distributionssysteme Konzeption eines strategischen Ansatzes zur Komplexitätsbewertung und Ableitung von Gestaltungsempfehlungen, BoD – Books on Demand.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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.
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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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.
Lammers, T, Skirde, H & Guertler, M 2019, 'Modulares Projektportfoliomanagement – Eine Vision zur Beherrschung komplexer Projektlandschaften' 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, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, pp. 791-811.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Die Festschrift für Wolfgang Kersten zum 60. Geburtstag enthält 41 Beiträge, die seine Schüler und Schülerinnen, Kolleginnen und Kollegen sowie Freunde ihm zu Ehren gewidmet haben.
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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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, 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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Wettbewerb und Effizienzstreben fuhren in der Automobilindustrie zu diversen Aktivitaten, die auf die Identifikation und die Hebung von Kostensenkungspotentialen abzielen.
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: UTS OPUS or 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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
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: UTS OPUS or 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: UTS OPUS or 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.View/Download from: UTS OPUS