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://de.industrial-excellence-award.eu/home/).

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



Panel Discussion on the State of Practice & Future Prospects

Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier participated in a panel discussion on the State of Practice and Future Prospects for Real Options. The panel was chaired by Professor Dean Paxson (University of...



Keynote Address by Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier on “Global Production Sourcing”

Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier focused in his keynote address on the topic “Global Production Sourcing – In Turbulent Times, To Rehore or To Offshore?”. 



Professor Lenos Trigeorgis opens 22nd Annual International Conference on Real Options

On Thursday, June 21, Professor Lenos Trigeorgis (University of Cyprus and King’s College London, UK) welcomed 60 participants from around the world to the 22nd Annual International Conference on...



Science Slam “Towards Personalized Online Shopping” at Innovation Day of GS1 Germany

During the Innovation Day, organized by GS1 Germany on June 18th in Cologne, Daniel Ringbeck presented a Science Slam on the topic “Towards Personalized Shopping – Predicting Personality Traits Based...



Dmitry Smirnov defends successfully dissertation on "Prescriptive Analytics in Retailing"

On June 14, 2018, Dmitry Smirnov defended his dissertation successfully. The title of his doctoral thesis is "Prescriptive Analytics in Retailing: Applications in Shelf-Space Optimization, Labor...


Upcoming events

Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
Spring/Summer 2018
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22nd Annual International Real Options Conference (co-organized by King’s College London, Northwestern University and UCLA)
June 21-23, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf
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Article "Optimizing the return window for online fashion retailers with closed-loop refurbishment" forthcoming in Omega
July 2018, Volume 78, Pages 205-211
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Supply Chain Thoughtleader Roundtable 2018 (organized by Harvard and Stanford)
July 16-18, 2018
Porto Business School
Porto, Portugal

Industrial Excellence Award 2019 – Release of new questionnaire
September 1, 2018

New BSc Course: Build Your Own Blockchain
September 2018
WHU, Vallendar Campus

Industrial Excellence Course
October 2018
Kobe University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe, Japan

Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2018

Three Research Presentations (Abstracts)
November 4-7, 2018
Informs Annual Meeting
Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Phoenix
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Digital at Scale – Steering Your Business into a Digital World
Executive Program developed by WHU and McKinsey & Company
Modul 1: November 29-30, 2018
Dusseldorf, Aachen
Modul 2: December 6-7, 2018

Wissenschaftspreis 2019
February 20, 2019
Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

4th Wharton Study Tour 2019
March 3-9, 2019

European MoreSteam Conference 2019
April 2-4, 2019
WHU Campus Vallendar

Capstone Module
May 2019
Silicon Valley, USA