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Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz, Managing Partner

Since January 1, 2017, together with his partner Dr.-Ing. Stefan Walter, Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz has been one of the two managing partners of Benz + Walter GmbH, specialist consultants in the areas of logistics, mobility, digitalization and Big Data Analytics.

Michael Benz is dedicated to the business development and evolution of logistics and mobility companies as well as digitization projects in cities and municipalities using holistic business analysis (Supply Chain Analytics) and business intelligence applications (Big Data Analytics) and strategic Consulting.

He has been active in the field of logistics focussing on process management and strategy for over 25 years.

Before his time at Benz + Walter GmbH, Dr. Benz was an industry expert and specialist consultant with a focus on supply chain management and information logistics for the areas of logistics and mobility at Teradata GmbH, Frankfurt am Main for more than 11 years.

Previous to that, he worked as a consultant at IBM Business Consulting Services, Frankfurt am Main (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting) for 6 years, where he was responsible for acquisition, management and implementation of logistics strategy and process consulting projects in the fields of transport and logistics.

Dr. Benz is the author of numerous professional publications and was Professor of Logistics and Operations at the International School of Management (ISM) in Frankfurt am Main until March 2019.

At the ISM he was in charge of the English-language Masters program "International Logistics and Supply Chain Management" and developed it into one of the most successful SCM programs in Germany.

From 2015 until 2019, together with Prof. Dr. Böckenholt and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Walter, he headed the institute "SCM@ISM" – Supply Chain Management, Cluster and Mobility Management, founded by Benz + Walter, at the ISM in Frankfurt am Main.

Dr. Benz is an industrial engineer and received his doctorate from Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Baumgarten at the TU Berlin on the subject of „Environmental Compatibility of Transport Chains” in 1999. The work was awarded a prize by the German Logistics Association (BVL) in 2000.