PhD (Waikato University), MBA (Waikato University), Diplomkaufmann (Kiel University of Applied Sciences)
• The application of supply chain principles in practise
• Relationship management
• Supply chain enhancement (change)
Tillmann was educated and worked in northern Germany before moving to New Zealand to gain a MBA qualification and commence work on his doctorate at the University of Waikato. Tillmann’s PhD research titled “Supply Chain Integration: A Case-based Investigation of Status, Barriers, and Paths to Enhancement” has gained international recognition, as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management category.
Before joining the University of Wollongong as a lecturer in Management Tillmann was employed as a research fellow in the Department of Management Systems at the University of Waikato Management School.
Tillmann’s particular research interest is supply chain integration in practice; more specifically the human and relationship aspects of supply chain management and the development of potential pathways to enhancement. Tillmann has assisted companies in New Zealand and the Netherlands with its supply chain configuration, and recently participated a nationwide evaluation of District Health Boards’ supply chain practices in New Zealand. Tillmann also belongs to a team of global researchers constantly seeking supply chain best practices and world class business solutions