Dr. Ferdinand Kiermaier

Dr. Ferdinand Kiermaier

Dr. Ferdinand Kiermaier

Team Lead Advanced Analytics in Procurement & Supply Chain - CoE Center of Expertise | BASF SE |

Short Biography

Dr. Ferdinand Kiermaier is responsible for Advanced Analytics in Procurement & Supply Chain at BASF SE. Data Science and Analytics solutions are being developed offering added value and new perspectives at the interface between Procurement & Supply Chain, the various business units and BASF’s suppliers. The application area is broad and includes value chain optimization, energy and raw materials trading, and the horizontal integration of supply processes. The range of methods often includes elements of statistics, machine learning and optimization under uncertainty.
Dr. Kiermaier studied computer science and applied mathematics at the Technical University of Munich and obtained his PhD. During his time as a PhD candidate and a post-doctoral fellow, he founded a start-up with which he implemented data science solutions in the aviation sector at Munich Airport, among others.

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