Hi, I am Henning

Henning Blunck

Data Analytics Team Lead at Deutsche Post DHL Group

I am passionate about improving Supply Chains through the use of analytics. I know my way around Machine Learning, Mathematical Optimization, but do not shy away from a PowerPoint Presentation or workshop either ;-)

Machine Learning
Op. Research


Deutsche Post DHL Group

July 2017 - Present, Bonn, Germany

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading logistics company, operating as Deutsche Post in Germany and as DHL worldwide.

Data Analytics Team Lead

July 2020 - Present

  • Lead and develop team members
  • Lead projects from ideation through deployment
  • Help to define & drive analytics strategy within the company
Senior Data Scientist

March 2018 - July 2020

  • Lead Projects independently
  • Support recruiting
Data Scientist

July 2017 - March 2018

  • Independent project work

Research Associate & PhD Student
Jacobs University Bremen

March 2016 - May 2017, Bremen, Germany

Jacobs University is a private, english speaking research university.

  • Write lots of example codes.
  • Read lots of examples.
  • See lots of example videos.

Student Assistant
Fraunhofer Institute for Materialflow and Logistics (IML)

September 2006 - June 2010, Dortmund, GER

Fraunhofer IML is the largest logistics research institute in the world where I worked in the department for information and communication systems with a focus on quality management systems and ERP vendor selection.

  • Web Application development using Typo3
  • Support in establishing Quality Management Systems with customers
  • Preparation of documents and presentations.


Visiting Researcher
Arizona State University

September 2014 - December 2014, Tempe (AZ), United States of America

  • Design and develop XYZ tool for ABC task
  • Design, develop and manage disaster recovery tool Xtool that backup Kubernetes volumes, databases, and cluster’s resource definition.
  • Lead backend team.

PhD Student
Jacobs University Bremen, Workgroup Global Production Logistics (GPL)

April 2012 - June 2017, Bremen, Germany

Conducted research in distributed control of production systems.

  • See list of papers here
  • PhD thesis titled “Designing Manufacturing Systems for Distributed Control” available here

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
The Georgia Institute of Technology

August 2010 - August 2011, Atlanta (GA), United States of America

  • Focus on Production Logistcs
  • Diploma Thesis on the opportunities and challenges of model-based warehouse design

Diploma (Masters equivalent) in Logistics
Dortmund University of Technology

September 2006 - March 2012, Dortmund, Germany

  • Focus on Production Logistcs
  • Diploma Thesis on the opportunities and challenges of model-based warehouse design (in cooperation with Georgia Tech, supported by DAAD)

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