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, 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).



AESE Business School & COTEC Portugal launch Industrial Excellence Award Portugal

As of September 1st, AESE Business School and COTEC Portugal, both located in Lisbon, Portugal, are launching the INSEAD-WHU Industrial Excellence Award (IEA) industry competition in the 9th...



Returns Policies and Smart Salvaging: Benefiting From a Multi-Channel World

Dr. Dominic Seeberger (Bain & Company), Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier and David Schröder (Zalando.com) published a book chapter on “Returns Policies and Smart Salvaging: Benefiting From a...



SAVE-THE-DATE: Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2018 at Hilton Berlin on October 25

The Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2018 event with live competition for the European award will take place on October 25, 2018, at the Hilton Berlin. Further information can be found...



Research Collaboration between Canyon Bicycles and the Chair of Production Management

Canyon Bicycles, represented by the company’s CEO Roman Arnold, and the Chair of Production Management, represented by Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, signed a multi-year research collaboration on...


Upcoming events

Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
Spring/Summer 2018
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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
October 25, 2018
Hilton, Berlin

Three Research Presentations (Abstracts)
November 4-7, 2018
Informs Annual Meeting
Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Phoenix
more information

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
more information

Capstone Module
May 5-11, 2019
Silicon Valley, USA

financial support among others