Lehrstuhl für Produktionsmanagement


Welcome to the Production Management Department chaired by Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier (Ph.D. Wharton 1991) since 1993. 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, AESE Business School in Portugal, Cambridge Judge Business School in Great Britain, HEC Paris in France, IESE in Spain, INSEAD in France, IMD in Switzerland, 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).

Upcoming events

Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
Fall 2018
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Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2018
October 25, 2018
Hilton, Berlin

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

MoreSteam's Best Practice Conference 2019
April 2-4, 2019
WHU Campus Vallendar
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Capstone Module
May 5-11, 2019

Department Summer BBQ
- by invitation only -
May 25, 2019



financial support among others