Timna Eckschmidt

Research Analyst

 

Timna Eckschmidt

Research Analyst

 

Timna Eckschmidt is a Research Analyst in the Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development, a joint research center by the Kühne Logistics University and HELP Logistics. Combining research, operations and consultancy, her current focus lies on the resilience of health supply chains to epidemic outbreaks and humanitarian supply chain preparedness.
 
Timna graduated with a B.Sc. in Sustainable Food Management at the FH Joanneum in Austria before joining the KLU, where she received a master´s degree in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. She conducted her master thesis in collaboration with the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, focusing on strengthening the position of smallholder producers in agricultural value chains through collective action. This research was conducted using a System Dynamics modeling approach. Her academic and professional interests lie in value chain development and humanitarian logistics. During her studies, Timna spent semesters abroad in Colombia, at the Universidad de los Andes, and in The Netherlands, at the University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein. In addition, Timna gained practical experience in organizations operating along the food supply chain, including food manufacturing and trading companies.

Professional Experience

Since 2021Research Analyst, Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD), Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2019Internship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Nordic Approach, Oslo, Norway
2017 - 2018Green Coffee Procurement, Albin Sorger "Zum Weinrebenbäcker", Paul & Bohne, Graz, Austria
2016 - 2017       Internship, Alt Wien Kaffee, Vienna, Austria
2016Internship, Zuckerlwerkstatt, Vienna, Austria

Education

2018 - 2020MSc Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2019Exchange Semester, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
2014 - 2017BSc Sustainable Food Management, FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2016 - 2017Exchange semester, University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, Velp, The Netherlands