Excellence in

Chair of International Business & Supply Management

Our goal is to do good work in the areas of research, teaching, and business impact. In doing so, we try to support in particular WHU’s strategy to position itself as a leading European business school. Sometimes, we suceed in doing so.

Number of European Awards for Dissertations

Since 2008, a total of six PhD-students received an „Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award“ (ODRA, http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/research/awards/odra.htm). Four times, this was the case in the category „Logistics & Supply Chain Management“. As a consequence, WHU tops the list of institutions from which awarded dissertations came with six awards.

European Award for Executive Education Program

Between 2008 and 2013, Lutz Kaufmann was the faculty director on WHU’s side for the executive education program for the German company MAN. This program was delivered jointly with the Said Business School at Oxford University. The faculty directors and the client received the EFMD (http://www.efmd.org) Excellence in Practice Award in 2010. This made WHU the first business school from German speaking Europe to win this prestigious award.

Rise of Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM)

Since 2008, Lutz Kaufmann serves as the European Editor of JSCM (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/
). Since then, JSCM established itself as one the three leading scientific journals from the field of SCM worldwide. This is visible through the annual impact factors of the Thomson-Reuters’ Social Sciences Citation Index, through a significantly improved classification in the German Handelsblatt ranking, and through the fact that JSCM is on the A-lists of journals of many of the leading schools worldwide. JSCM is published since 1965 and has an interdisciplinary focus. Members of the Advisory Board are nobel laureate Oliver Williamson, Michael Hitt, and Jay Barney among others. Lutz Kaufmann is the first European on the editorial team in the history of JSCM.

The Case Centre (formerly ecch) publishes more than 200 Cases & Teaching Notes

Cases are proven tools in management education that allow for intense interaction, insight, and excitement among learning groups. The output of the chair of this kind of learning material is huge. Cases like "SIG Combibloc – Supply Chain Innovations" won in its category the 2006 EFMD Case Writing Competition. According to the download statistics of The Case Centre, these cases carry WHU’s brand into classrooms worldwide.Further information on ecch are available on http://www.thecasecentre.org/.