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Thomas Nowak

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher

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: tho­mas.nowak@wu.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-31336/5262
Fax: +43-1-31336/90 5262
Con­sulta­tion on Ap­point­ment

Back­ground

Tho­mas is a postdoc­toral re­searcher at the In­sti­tute for Pro­duc­tion Man­age­ment at WU as well as a postdoc­toral re­searcher at the In­sti­tute of Stat­ist­ics and Op­er­a­tions Re­search at Uni­versity of Graz. Prior to join­ing the In­sti­tute, Tho­mas re­ceived a mas­ter’s de­gree in Eco­nom­ics from Uni­versity Graz and a doc­toral de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from WU. In his re­search he is deal­ing with sus­tain­ab­il­ity con­sid­er­a­tions in pro­duc­tion op­er­a­tions, closed-loop sup­ply chains and stat­ist­ical qual­ity con­trol. Tho­mas teaches courses on in­tro­duct­ory op­er­a­tions re­search, ve­hicle rout­ing prob­lems, sus­tain­able lo­gist­ics, as well as in­tro­duct­ory stat­ist­ics.

Re­search In­terests

  • Closed-Loop Sup­ply Chains and Re­verse Lo­gist­ics

  • Sus­tain­able Pro­duc­tion

  • Stat­ist­ical Qual­ity Con­trol

Lec­tures at WU

Pub­lic­a­tions

Journal article

2014Nowak, Thomas, Hofer, Vera. 2014. On stabilizing volatile product returns. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) 234 (3): 701-708. Read more
2014Wakolbinger, Tina, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Nowak, Thomas, Nagurney, Anna. 2014. When and for whom would e-waste be a treasure trove? Insights from a network equilibrium model of e-waste flows. International Journal of Production Economics 154 263-273. Read more

Chapter in edited volume

2015Jammernegg, Werner, Wakolbinger, Tina, Rogetzer, Patricia, Nowak, Thomas. 2015. Ökologisches Supply Chain Management. In: Rethink Economy. Perspektivenvielfalt in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung – Beispiele aus der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Hrsg. Luks, Fred, 67-78. München: oekom. Read more

Contribution to conference proceedings

2014Nowak, Thomas, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Wakolbinger, Tina, Ng, David. 2014. Reverse Logistics Decision Making for Modular Products: The Impact of Supply Chain Strategies. In Lecture Notes in Management Science, Vol. 6, Hrsg. Tadbir Operational Research Group Ltd., 65-73. Vancouver, Kanada: ?. Read more

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2015Wakolbinger, Tina, Nowak, Thomas, Toyasaki, Fuminori. 2015. Impacts of Supply Chain Strategies on Modular Product Designs in the Context of Reverse Logistics. 27th European Conference on Operational Research, Glasgow, Großbritannien, 12.07.-15.07. Invited Talk Read more
2014Nowak, Thomas, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Wakolbinger, Tina, Ng, David. 2014. Reverse Logistics Decision Making for Modular Products. 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, Barcelona, Spanien, 13.7.-18.7. Read more
2014Nowak, Thomas, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Wakolbinger, Tina, Ng, David. 2014. The influence of supply chain strategies on product modularity in closed-loop supply chains. EULOG 2014, Entscheidungsunterstützung in der Logistik, Wien, Österreich, 17.11.-18.11. Read more
2013Nowak, Thomas, Hofer, Vera. 2013. On stabilizing volatile product returns. 26th European Conference on Operational Research, Rom, Italien, 01.07.-04.07. Read more
2013Nowak, Thomas, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Wakolbinger, Tina. 2013. Reverse Logistics Strategies for Modular Products: An Integrated View. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 06.09.-09.09. Read more
2012Nowak, Thomas. 2012. The Dynamic Behaviour of Returns in Closed-Loop Supply Chains. 3rd Workshop on Young Academics' Management Science - YAMS, Graz, Österreich, 06.12.-07.12. Read more
2012Wakolbinger, Tina, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Nagurney, Anna, Nowak, Thomas. 2012. The Influence of Technical, Market and Legislative Factors on E-Waste Flows. 23rd Annual POMS Conference, Chicago, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 20.04 - 23. 04. Read more
2012Wakolbinger, Tina, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Nagurney, Anna, Nowak, Thomas. 2012. The Influence of Technical, Market and Legislative Factors on E-Waste Flows. 9th AIMS Conference , Orlando, USA, Orlando, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 01.07.-5.07. Invited Talk Read more

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2012Toyasaki, Fuminori, Wakolbinger, Tina, Nagurney, Anna, Nowak, Thomas. 2012. The Influence of Technical, Market and Legislative Factors on E-Waste Flows. 11th International Closed Loop Supply Chain Conference, Zaragoza, Spanien, 30.03.-31.03. Read more

Unpublished lecture

2012Wakolbinger, Tina, Toyasaki, Fuminori, Nagurney, Anna, Nowak, Thomas. 2012. When and for Whom Would E-waste Be a Treasure Trove?: Insights from a Network Equilibrium Model of E-waste Flows. York University, School of Administrative Studies, Brown Bag Seminar Series, Toronto, 27.09. Read more