Marco studied mechanical engineering at the TU Dortmund. He joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund in 2004 and since 2013 has headed up its supply chain engineering department, which focuses on supply chain management, logistics decision support in supply chains and simulation. Marco is also the co-founder of logistics and IT consultancy LogProIT where he served as MD from 2009 to 2014. Since 2013, he has been Head of Planning, Control and Logistics in the Fraunhofer Automotive Production Alliance. He is also a lecturer in supply chain management and logistics for the Universities of Applied Sciences Dortmund & Cologne.