Chair of
Production Management

Welcome to the Production Management Department chaired by Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier (Ph.D. Wharton 1991) since 1993. The Department has the following publications:

  1. Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
  2. Global Supply Chain Management and R&D Management
  3. Sustainability
  4. Operations Management-Marketing Interface: Retail & Business Analytics, International Commerce Review: ECR Journal
  5. Operations Management-Finance Interface: Blockchain, Real Option, Supply Chain Finance
  6. SSRN, Working Paper

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Since 1995, the Chair organizes jointly with INSEAD – under the patronage of The Federation of German Industries (BDI) – the annual industry competition "Industrial Excellence Award" (formerly "Die Beste Fabrik" with WirtschaftsWoche as media partner in Germany, 1995-2016) in Europe. The focus of the 4th Edition is on the formation and deployment of Digital Enterprise Strategy; target firms are startups and medium to large enterprises in industry and services. In parallel, AESE Business School in Portugal, Cambridge Judge Business School in Great Britain, ETH Zürich and IMD in Switzerland, HEC Paris and INSEAD in France, IESE in Spain, Koç in Turkey, LCL in Luxembourg, RSM and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands, SDA Bocconi in Italy, Vlerick in Belgium and WU Vienna in Austria nominate their national champions. In Autumn, an overall European champion is recognized with the "Industrial Excellence Award Europe" (

In 2019, WirtschaftsWoche ranks Professor Huchzermeier in Top 250 of German academics for his life time publication track record; Arizona State University ranks WHU’s Supply Chain Management group 6th (down from 5th place, #1 in Germany) for empirically-focused journals and 114th (up from 148th place, #3 in Germany) for analytically-focused journals.   

The Center for Collaborative Commerce is affiliated with the Chair of Production Management (; the retail company real is supporting the department with a position of  Assistant Professor in Retail Analytics



Cem Mercikoğlu publishes his second article in Harvard Business Review Türkiye

Cem Mercikoğlu (WHU MBA 2012), Professor Zeynep Akşin and Professor Gürhan Kök (both from Koç University in Istanbul) publish a joint article titled 'Management Quality and Operational Excellence:...



Rita Difrancesco (EADA) and Arnd Huchzermeier publish article on Multi sales channel competition with product returns: the impact of restocking fee legislation

The journal Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ERIM S, Impact Factor 2.911) accepted the article ‘Multi sales channel competition with product returns: the impact of restocking fee...



Bernhard von Mutius and Arnd Huchzermeier publish article on Customer-Centric Category Selection for Mobile and Print Promotions in Loyalty Reward Programs

The journal Naval Research Logistics (ERIM S, Impact Factor 0.881) accepted the article ‘Customer-Centric Category Selection for Mobile and Print Promotions in Loyalty Reward Programs’ by Bernhard...


Upcoming events

Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
November 2020
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Invited Semi-Plenary Talk
6th World Conference on P&OM
September 7-9, 2021
Nara, Japan

financial support among others