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Christian Fikar

Assistant Professor

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Informations Systems and Operations
Institute for Production Management

Building D2, Entrance C, 3rd Floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Email: christian.fikar(at)wu.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-31336/6244
Fax: +43-1-31336/90 6244
Consultation on Appointment

Background

Christian Fikar is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Production Management. He holds a Habilitation in Business Administration and a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) as well as a master's degree in Supply Chain Management from WU. His research fields include logistics, supply chain management and related decision support systems to investigate and optimize delivery processes, particularly for humanitarian and food logistics operations. Christian teaches several courses in operations research and on related decision support systems at WU.

Research Interests

  • Simulation Optimization

  • Decision Support Systems

  • Time-Critical Logistics Operations

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Lectures at WU

Journal article

2019 Estrada¿Moreno, Alejandro, Fikar, Christian, Juan, Angel, Hirsch, Patrick. 2019. A biased¿randomized algorithm for redistribution of perishable food inventories in supermarket chains. International Transactions in Operational Research. 26 (6), 2077-2095. Read more
2019 Vögl, Jana, Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Gronalt, Manfred. 2019. A simulation study to evaluate economic and environmental effects of different unloading infrastructure in an urban retail street. Computers and Industrial Engineering. 137 10603 Read more
2019 Protic, Sonja, Fikar, Christian, Vögl, Jana, Gronalt, Manfred. 2019. Analysing the impact of value added services at intermodal inland terminals. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications. Read more
2019 Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2019. Facilitating consumer preferences and product shelf life data in the design of e-grocery deliveries. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR). Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Gronalt, Manfred. 2018. A decision support system to investigate dynamic last-mile distribution facilitating cargo-bikes. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications. 21 (3), 300-317. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian. 2018. A decision support system to investigate food losses in e-grocery deliveries. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 117, 282-290. Read more
2018 Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Faulin, Javier, Hirsch, Patrick, Fikar, Christian. 2018. Agent-based simulation for horizontal cooperation in logistics and transportation: From the individual to the grand coalition. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 85, 47-59. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Nolz, Pamela. 2018. Agent-based simulation optimization for dynamic disaster relief distribution. Central European Journal of Operations Research, 26 (2), 423-442. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2018. Evaluation of trip and car sharing concepts for home health care services. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 30 (1-2), 78-97. Read more
2018 Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Pintor, Jesus M, Fikar, Christian, Faulin, Javier, Alegria, Irantzu, Astiz, Pablo. 2018. Practice Summary: Deriving the Optimal Location of a Biorefinery in Northern Spain. Interfaces. 48 (6), 596-600. Read more
2018 Serrano-Hernandez, Adrian, Hirsch, Patrick, Faulin, Javier, Fikar, Christian. 2018. The role of horizontal cooperation to improve service quality in last-mile distribution. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling. 13 (4), 299-309. Read more
2017 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2017. Home health care routing and scheduling: A review. Computers and Operations Research, 77, 86-95. Read more
2017 Gruler, Aljoscha, Fikar, Christian, Juan, Angel, Hirsch, Patrick, Contreras-Bolton, Carlos. 2017. Supporting multi-depot and stochastic waste collection management in clustered urban areas via simulation–optimization. Journal of Simulation, 11 (1), 11-19. Read more
2016 Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. A decision support system for coordinated disaster relief distribution. Expert Systems with Applications, 57, 104-116. Read more
2016 Fikar, Christian, Juan, Angel, Martinez, Enoc, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. A discrete-event driven metaheuristic for dynamic home service routing with synchronised trip sharing. European Journal of Industrial Engineering. 10 (3), 323-340. Read more
2016 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Posset, Martin, Gronalt, Manfred. 2016. Impact of transalpine rail network disruptions: A study of the Brenner Pass. Journal of Transport Geography. 54 122-131. Read more
2016 Berariu, Romana, Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. Resource deployment under consideration of conflicting needs in times of river floods. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 25 (5), 649-663. Read more
2016 Berariu, Romana, Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2016. Training decision-makers in flood response with system dynamics. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 25 (2), 118-136. Read more
2015 Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick. 2015. A matheuristic for routing real-world home service transport systems facilitating walking. Journal of Cleaner Production, 105, 300-310. Read more
2015 Berariu, Romana, Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred, Hirsch, Patrick. 2015. Understanding the impact of cascade effects of natural disasters on disaster relief operations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 12, 350-356. Read more

Contribution to conference proceedings

2019 Reimers, Tim, Rudel, Steffi, Lechner, Ulrike, Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, et al., - 2019. Absicherung von Wertschöpfungsketten in der Lebensmittelproduktion und -logistik mittels Distributed-Ledger Technologie: Das Forschungsdesign. In IT-Sicherheit als Voraussetzung für eine erfolgreiche Digitalisierung, Hrsg. Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, 373-383. Bonn - Bad Godesberg: SecuMedia. Read more
2019 Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Reiner, Gerald, Waitz, Martin. 2019. Integrated demand and shelf life-based inventory management to reduce food waste within e-grocery operations. In Proceedings of the 26th EurOMA Conference - Operations Adding Value to Society, Hrsg. Kovács G and Kuula M, 103-110. Helsinki: None. Read more
2018 Waitz, Martin, Mild, Andreas, Fikar, Christian. 2018. A Decision Support System for Efficient Last-Mile Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables as Part of E-Grocery Operations. In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hrsg. Tung Bui, 1259-1267. Waikoloa: None. Read more
2018 Vögl, Jana, Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Gronalt, Manfred. 2018. A discrete event simulation to investigate unloading operations in an urban retail street. In Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Harbor Maritime and Multimodal Logistics M&S, 2018, Hrsg. Bottani, Bruzzone, Longo, Merkuryev and Piera, 21-25. Budapest: None. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Gronalt, Manfred. 2018. Agent-based simulation of restaurant deliveries facilitating cargo-bikes and urban consolidation. In Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Harbor Maritime and Multimodal Logistics M&S, 2018, Hrsg. Bottani, Bruzzone, Longo, Merkuryev and Piera, 8-13. Budapest: None. Read more
2018 Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. Simulating Fresh Food Supply Chains by Integrating Product Quality. In Operations Research Proceedings 2017, Hrsg. Natalia Kliewer, Jan Fabian Ehmke, Ralf Borndörfer, 671-676. Cham: Springer. Read more

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2019 Fikar, Christian. 2019. A bi-objective adaptive large neighborhood search to facilitate a reduction in food waste during e-grocery deliveries. EURO-K 2019, Dublin, Irland, 23.06-27.06. Read more
2019 Waitz, Martin, Fikar, Christian. 2019. Comparing preferences for e-grocery logistics services between urban and rural customers. EURO-K 2019, Dublin, Irland, 23.06-26.06. Read more
2019 Hakimifar, Mohammadmehdi, Balcik, Burcu, Wakolbinger, Tina, Fikar, Christian, Hemmelmayr, Vera. 2019. Evaluation of rapid needs assessment strategies in an uncertain and dynamic post-disaster environment. EURO-K 2019, Dublin, Irland, 23.06-26.06. Read more
2019 Fikar, Christian. 2019. Integrating consumer preferences and shelf life data in urban e-grocery deliveries. Research Talk at Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spanien, 13.02. Read more
2019 Fikar, Christian. 2019. Optimization of restaurant deliveries facilitating cargo-bikes and urban consolidation. Research Talk at Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spanien, 20.02. Read more
2019 Fikar, Christian. 2019. Simulation and optimization-based decision support systems. Research Talk at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finnland, 20.09. Read more
2019 Waitz, Martin, Fikar, Christian. 2019. The impact of urban and rural customer preferences for logistics services on e-grocery logistics operations. POMS 2019, Washington D.C. Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 02.05-06.05. Read more
2018 Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. A decision support model integrating quality data in fresh food supply chains. EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spanien, 08.07-11.07. Read more
2018 Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. A decision support model to facilitate quality data within a regional strawberry supply chain. II International Conference on Agro BigData and Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Lleida, Spanien, 12.07-14.07. Read more
2018 Leithner, Magdalena, Fikar, Christian. 2018. An agent-based decision support system to facilitate agricultural sharing concepts for on-line food deliveries. EULOG2018, Linz, Austria, 04.10-05.10. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Leithner, Magdalena. 2018. Consolidation and distribution strategies to mitigate food losses within regional organic food deliveries. sustsc2018 : 2nd EWG Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains: Sustainable supply chains and the circular economy, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 06.07-07.07. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2018. Decision support for e-grocery operations facilitating consumer preferences and product shelf life data. CYTED 2018 Madrid, Madrid, Spanien, 29.11-30.11. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2018. Decision support for e-grocery operations facilitating consumer preferences and product shelf life data. EULOG2018, Linz, Austria, 04.10-05.10. Read more
2018 Fikar, Christian, Mild, Andreas, Waitz, Martin. 2018. Integrating consumer preferences and shelf life data in urban e-grocery logistics planning. EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spanien, 08.07-11.07. Read more

Dissertation

2016 Fikar, Christian. 2016. Routing and scheduling of home services facilitating trip sharing and walking. Dissertation, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien. Read more