Lehrstuhl für Produktionsmanagement


Welcome to the Production Management Department. The Department has the following research areas:

  1. Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
  2. Global Supply Chain Management 
  3. Retail & Business Analytics
  4. Sustainability
  5. Real Options Analysis & Supply Chain Finance

Since 1995, the annual industry competition "Industrial Excellence Award Deutschland" (formerly "Die Beste Fabrik") – under the patronage of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) –  is conducted jointly with the media partner Wirtschaftswoche and INSEAD. In parallel, Cambridge Judge Business School in Great Britain, HEC Paris in France, IESE in Spain, INSEAD in France, Koç in Turkey, SDA Bocconi in Italy and RSM and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands determine their national champion. In Autumn, an overall West-European champion is awarded with the Industrial Excellence Award Europe (http://industrial-excellence-award.eu/ie-conference/industrial-excellence-conference-award/).

The Center for Collaborative Commerce is affiliated to the Chair of Production Management (www.whu.edu/ccc).



Infineon Operations is the winner of the ‚Industrial Excellence Award Europe 2017‘

Berlin / Vallendar, October 6, 2017. During the Industrial Excellence Conference 2017, INSEAD and WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management recognized Infineon Operations with the prestigious...



Talk on „Competent Employee Engagement“

On October 4th, Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier presented at the ‘Industrial Excellence Conference & Award’ event a talk on "Competent Employee Engagement".



Department Editor Nomination for Management & Business Review (MBR)

Professor Huchzermeier appointed as Department Editor of Management & Business Review (MBR)



Article accepted for publication in the California Management Review

The article "Returning Customers: The Hidden Strategic Opportunity of Returns Management" by Dr. Felix Röllecke (vetevo.com), Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier and David Schröder (Zalando...



New application forms for the "Industrial Excellence Award 2018" are available for download

As of today, the new application forms for the European benchmark competition "Industrial Excellence Award 2018" are available for download. The participation is free of charge. All...


Upcoming events

Industrial Excellence Award 2018
- Start of application form submission period
September 1, 2017
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Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2017
October 4, 2017
Hilton Berlin
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3. Handelsblatt Industriegipfel
Industrie 4.0
November 9, 2017
St. Leon-Rot
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Enterprise Wide Operations Excellence - Colloquium about Digital Operations
November 27, 2017
PwC Experience Center, Frankfurt
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Industrial Excellence Award 2018 – Submission deadline
January 31, 2018
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SCM World Power of the Profession Awards
(US Supply Chain Oscars)

Gartner & SCM World
February 5, 2018
Turnberry Isle Resort, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
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Wharton Study Tour 2018
March 5-10, 2018

WHU & McKinsey Digital at Scale Program
Slot  I: April 13-14, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf &
Digital Capability Center, Aachen
Slot II: May 4-5, 2018
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22nd Annual International Conference on Real Options
June 20-23, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf
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Industrial Excellence Course
October 2018
Kobe University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe, Japan

financial support among others