Sandria Weißhuhn is a PhD candidate in Supply Chain Management at Kühne Logistics University since September 2018. She joined as one of the university’s outstanding graduates in its M. Sc. Global Logistics Program in 2018. Her master’s degree at KLU was complemented with a semester abroad at the Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific at National University of Singapore. Prior to KLU she studied International Business at Cologne Business School and California State University, Northridge. Beyond her studies, Sandria gained practical experience in strategic internship positions at DHL Supply Chain and Ernst & Young.
Sandria first got in touch with academic research when publishing and presenting her bachelor thesis work, a comprehensive analysis of the optimal distribution centre location of technology companies in Eastern Europe, in the course of the BME’s 10th Supply Management Symposium in March 2017. In the same year, she also took a student research assistant opportunity at KLU. Her research in the PhD program will be related to her master thesis on “Smart Replenishment Systems”. In particular, Sandria is interested in new business models and improved logistics processes arising from smart devices at the consumer stage with the potential to track and transmit point-of-consumption data in real time.
In July 2022, Sandria started a Research Specialist position at the Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, while completing her PhD at KLU in parallel by the end of the year.