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



Professor Huchzermeier reappointed to Judges Panel of Gartner's U.S. Power of the Profession Awards 2021

The Gartner Power of the Profession Awards are a community-led recognition of the most impactful supply chain initiatives every year.   Selected exclusively by the supply chain community...



Webinar on How Integrated Business Processes and AI will solve your supply chain planning challenges

On October 1, 2020, Professor Daniel Corsten (Professor of Operations & Technology Management at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain), Dr. Das Dasgupta (Chief Data Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi,...



Announcement of the new Industrial Excellence Award logo

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the prestigious Industrial Excellence Award, the Partner Business Schools and Directors of the IEA are pleased to present our new, updated logo. The...



Industrial Excellence Award champions among World Economic Forum & McKinsey’s global lighthouse factories

 Several champions of the Industrial Excellence Award have been nominated as global lighthouse factories: “Manufacturers that are ahead in scaling advanced production technologies are...



Doctoral course Operations Management Research started

Almost any doctoral student has difficulties with i) focusing on an appropriate research topic, ii) making sure that state-of-the-art methodology is utilized and ii) getting started with writing of...


Upcoming classes

Industrial Excellence
September 02, 2020
Lecture Hall K-101

Blockchain Programming
January 2021

Upcoming events

Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
November 2020
more information

Invited Semi-Plenary Talk
6th World Conference on P&OM
September 7-9, 2021
Nara, Japan

financial support among others