Matthias Schinner

External PhD

Dissertation topic


Competence Management in the Age of Cyber Physical Systems



Matthias Schinner studied business administration at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg. His major fields of study were production management and logistics, marketing, HR management, civil law as well as corporate accounting and auditing.
Working as student apprentice and student trainee for several industrial enterprises and a global consultancy he gained valuable practical experience.
Since October 2012 Matthias Schinner is working as a research assistant at the Chair of Management Accounting. He was a member of the IDEA League Doctoral School on Urban Systems (2014-2015) with short stays in Delft (TU Delft) , Singapore (National University of Singapore) and Guangzhou (South China University of Technology). In 2015 he spent 3 months as a Visiting-PhD-Student at the Clemson University.


Research Interests

  • Accounting of Demographics
  • Supply Chain Accounting
  • Management of Companies in Sport Business
  • Future of Work
  • Workforce Scheduling


  • Management Accounting of Demographics in Small and Middle Enterprises, sponsored by the foundation ‘Stiftung Zukunft NRW’,(
  • The value of monetary skills


  • German Operations Research Society (GOR)

Teaching experience (Trainings)

  • Managerial Accounting & Bookkeeping (Accounting I)
  • Systems of Cost Management
  • Internal Corporate Accounting and Mangement Accounting

Teaching experience (Seminars)

  • Management of sport companies
  • Management of sport facilities
  • Managerial Accounting for the Business Model of the Soccer Stadium in Aachen
  • Supply Chain Controlling
  • Managerial Accounting of Value Chains

Further teaching experience

  • Support for the course Corporate Social Responsibility and Seminars about General Management for Femtec
  • Volontary training for the course Managerial Accounting & Bookkeeping (ca. 20 students)

Peer Review Activities

  • International Journal of Production Research


  • Dräger, P. / Letmathe, P. / Schinner, M. (2018): Supply Chain Controlling, in: Corsten, H. / Gössinger, R. / Spengler, T. (Hrsg.): Handbuch Produktions- und Logistikmanagement in Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken. De Gruyter, Berlin/ Boston, pp. 829-841.

  • Letmathe, P. / Schinner, M. (2017): Competence management in the age of Cyber Physical Systems, in: Song, H. / Jeschke, S. / Brecher, C. / Rawat, D. (Hrsg.): Industrial Internet of Things: Cyber Manufacturing Systems. Springer, Berlin/ Heidelberg / New York, pp. 595-614.

  • Schinner, M. / Valdez, A. C. / Noll, E. / Schaar, A. K. / Letmathe, P. / Ziefle, M. (2017): ‘Industrie 4.0’ and an Aging Workforce – A Discussion from a Psychological and a Managerial Perspective, in: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Applications, Services and Contexts – Third International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, Springer, pp. 537-556.

  • Becker, H. / Letmathe, P. / Schinner, M. (2015): Bleiben Sie mit Kompetenzmanagement leistungsfähig (Stay competitive with competence management), in: Personal im Fokus, 3, pp. 18-21.

  • Bangert, S. / Letmathe, P. / Schinner, M. (2014): Facility Location Choice and Facility Location Planning, in: Lübbecke, M. / Weiler, A. / Werners, B. (Hrsg.): Zukunftsperspektiven des Operations Research, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, pp. 49-71.


Conference Contributions

  • Schinner, M. / Letmathe, P. (2018): 'Consequences of the interplay between volatility and capacity on workforce planning and employee learning‘. Presentation at International Conference on Operations Research in Brussels (Belgium).

  • Schinner, M. / Letmathe P. (2016): 'Demand Volatility and Skill-orientated Workforce Scheduling‘. Presentation at Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society in Hamburg (Germany).

  • Schinner, M. (2015): 'Demografiecontrolling in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen‘. Presentation at the Workshop ´Demografie – Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen‘. Organizer: Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftsinstitut (HWWI) and Forschungskolleg Siegen (FoKoS) in Hamburg (Germany).

  • Schinner, M. / Letmathe P. (2015): 'Demand Volatility and Skill-orientated Workforce Scheduling‘. Presentation at the 26th Annual POMS Conference in Washington D.C. (USA).

  • Letmathe, P. / Becker, H. / Schinner, M. (2015): ’Strategy- and Competence-oriented Workforce Management‘. Presentation at the 26th Annual POMS Conference in Washington D.C. (USA).

  • Schinner, M. /Letmathe P. (2015): 'Demand Volatility and Skill-orientated Workforce Scheduling‘ Presentation at the Conference Management Accounting of Demographics 2015 in Aachen (Germany)