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).


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...


Koblenz newspaper Rhein-Zeitung reports on research project with Canyon Bicycles

In the weekend edition of August 19./20., Rhein-Zeitung published an article on the research project ‘Judgmental Demand Forecasting of Premium Bicycles’. The company Canyon Bicylces, with...



Registration now open for the Industrial Excellence Conference and Award 2017 on October 4 at the Hilton Berlin

Meet Senior Executives discussing their Digital Enterprise Strategy. National champions include startups, manufacturing and service companies coming from 6 West European countries: AGCO-Fendt,...


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
Spring 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf &
Digital Capability Center, Aachen
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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