Dr. Thiam-Soon Gan

External PhD student

E-mail: thiam_soon.gan(at)tum.de

Research interests

  • Concurrent product and supply chain design
  • Design trade-off process and optimization method
  • Design Structure Matrix (DSM) clustering algorithm


2014 - Directorate of Supply Chain Officers for New Programs
Airbus Helicopters, Germany / France
2010 - 2014Supply Chain Policy and Management
EADS Eurocopter, Donauwörth / Marignane
2007 - 2008Helicopter Airframe Design Directorate
EADS Eurocopter, Donauwörth / Marignane
2003 - 2007Product Design Management Directorate
Daimler AG, Stuttgart


2009 - 2010 Master of Science in Engineering & Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1999 - 2003 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
National University of Singapore
2001 - 2002 Overseas Exchange Semesters
TU Darmstadt


  • Gan, Thiam Soon; Steffan, Moritz; Grunow, Martin; Akkerman, Renzo: Concurrent design of product and supply chain architectures for modularity and flexibility: Process, methods, and application. International Journal of Production Research 60 (7), 2022, 2292-2311 mehr…
  • Falcao e Cunha, N., Gan, T.-S., Curcio, E., Amorim, P., Almada-Loboa, B., Grunow, M.: Robust Supply Chain Design with Suppliers as System Integrators: an Aerospace Case Study. International Journal of Production Research, 2022 mehr…
  • Gan, Thiam-Soon; Grunow, Martin: Concurrent product and supply chain design: a literature review, an exploratory research framework and a process for modularity design. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 29 (12), 2016, 1255-1271 mehr…
  • Gan, T.-S.; Grunow, M.: Concurrent Product Supply Chain Design: A Conceptual Framework & Literature Review. Procedia CIRP (7), 2013, 91-96 mehr…