Thursday, 27. April 2017

WHU Ranked 7th in Worldwide SCM Ranking

In the recently published SCM Journal List ranking WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management ranks 7th in a global comparison of universities producing empirical supply chain management (SCM) research, making it the most productive SCM research institution outside the United States once again. The annual ranking is based on the schools’ number of publications in leading SCM journals within the past five years.

“These continuously outstanding results the Supply Chain Management Group at WHU has achieved in the SCM Journal List Rankings directly reflect our school’s dedication to excellence in research. By producing high-quality intellectual contributions to both academia and the business world, the SCM Group actively demonstrates thought leadership,” explains Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU.

Two annual rankings are provided – one based on output in primarily empirically-focused journals and one based on primarily analytically-focused journals. The empirical list contains a total 443 institutions, of which WHU is ranked 7th worldwide in 2017. In this category, WHU is now for the third year in a row the only Top-Ten ranked institution from outside the United States. The analytical ranking lists a total of 799 institutions worldwide of which WHU places 148th.

There are many rankings of supply chain management programs, but none that include the SCM research that is produced.  The annual SCM Journal List rankings fill this gap by ranking supply chain management programs based on research output in top-tier SCM and OM journals. The SCM Journal ListTM is governed by the SCM Congress, which is composed of scholars from many of the leading supply chain management universities throughout the world and which reviews the journals encompassed within the List every four years.

To view the 2017 rankings, visit: