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Dr. Annika Münster (neé Becker)

Dr. Annika Münster (neé Becker)

Dissertation project

Three Essays on Optimization Models in Manufacturing and Service Industries

Date of defense

13 April 2018

Research interests

Production ramp-up is the period of time during which the production rate is increased until the target rate is reached. Ramp-up planning is conducted for long-, mid-, and-short term planning horizons. In automotive production, ramp-ups have to be conducted in networks. On the strategic planning stage, ramp-up planning decides about the product-to-plant allocation, the timing of ramp-ups and ramp-downs, the ramp-up duration and shape of capacity, the production volumes per product per market over time, and the transportation volumes.

Refereed publications

Zamorano, E., A. Becker, and R. Stolletz (2018): Task assignment with start time-dependent processing times for personnel at check-in counters. Journal of Scheduling, 21 (1), 93-109

Becker, A., R. Stolletz, and T. Stäblein (2017): Strategic ramp-up planning in automotive production networks. International Journal of Production Research, 55 (1), 59-78.

Presentations at conferences, workshops, and research seminars

Becker, A., J. A. Schwarz, and R. Stolletz (2015): Stochastic influences on ramp-up planning. 4th Workshop on Queueing Theory, Obergurgl, Austria, December 2015.

Becker, A. and R. Stolletz (2015): Strategic ramp-up planning in automotive production networks. Automotive Workshop, Munich, September 2015.

Becker, A. and R. Stolletz (2015): Strategic ramp-up planning in automotive production networks. OR 2015, Vienna, Austria, September 2015.

Becker, A., E. Zamorano, and R. Stolletz (2015): Task assignment for personnel in check-in counters. Workshop on Workforce Planning, Mannheim, July 2015.

Becker, A., R. Stolletz, and T. Stäblein (2014): Strategic ramp-up planning in automotive production networks. Automotive Workshop, Mannheim, September 2014.

Becker, A. (2014): Product platform allocation and optimal ramp-up sequence of derivatives: An analysis from the automotive industry. 2nd International Conference on Ramp-Up Management, Aachen, June 2014.

Becker, A. and R. Stolletz (2014): Simultaneous optimization of the derivative-to-plant allocation and the sequence of ramp-ups in the automotive industry. 24. Workshop für Quantitative Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Meinerzhagen-Valbert, March 2014.

Becker, A. and R. Stolletz (2013): Optimal ramp-up sequence of derivatives: An analysis from the automotive industry - First results. 2nd Workshop on Queueing Theory, Obergurgl, Austria, December 2013.

Education

2010 - 09/2012
Studies in Business Administration (M. Sc.), University of Mannheim

09/2007 - 06/2010
Studies in Business Administration (B. Sc.), University of Mannheim

08/2009 - 12/2009
Studies in Business Administration (semester abroad), Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey (Mexico)

03/2007
Abitur, Leininger-Gymnasium, Grünstadt

Awards and grants

Scholarship of the Erich-Becker-Stiftung for the Master's thesis project “Task assignment for check-in counters at airports”, May - August 2012.

Professional experience

03/2016 - present
Program planning and capacity management, Daimler AG, Stuttgart

01/2013 - 01/2016
Doctoral employment, Production planning (ramp-up management), Daimler AG, Sindelfingen