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://de.industrial-excellence-award.eu/home/).

The Center for Collaborative Commerce is affiliated to the Chair of Production Management (www.whu.edu/ccc).

News

20.02.2018

Talk by Daniel Hellwig, Engagement Manager at Kepler Cannon, on “Introduction to Blockchain & Applications in Supply Chain Management”

On February 20, 2018, Daniel Hellwig, external doctoral student of the Chair of Production Management and Engagement Manager at Kepler Cannon in New York, presented a talk in the MiE program on...

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19.02.2018

Verena Höllriegl defends successfully dissertation on "Customer Reactivation Management in the Pharmacy Market"

On February 19, 2018, Verena Höllriegl defended her dissertation successfully. The title of her doctoral thesis is "Customer Reactivation Management in the Pharmacy Market: Resource-efficient...

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13.02.2018

Talk by Dr. Felix Röllecke, Co-Founder & Managing Director at vetevo.de, on “Developing Effective Returns Management Programs”

On February 13, 2018, Dr. Felix Röllecke, alumnus of the Chair of Production Management and Co-Founder & Managing Director at vetevo.de in Berlin, presented a talk in the MiE program on...

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08.02.2018

Pfizer and Benjamin Moore Paints won SCM World’s Power of the Profession Awards 2018 (“U.S. Supply Chain Oscars”)

The Power of the Profession Awards comprise two awards categories: ‘Supply Chain Breakthrough of the Year’ and ‘Supply Chain Talent Breakthrough of the Year’. Pfizer won in the first category;...

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06.02.2018

Talk by Prof. Rita Maria Difrancesco, Assistant Professor at EADA Business School, on “Optimizing the Return Window for Online Fashion Retailers with Closed-Loop Refurbishment”

On February 6, 2018, Prof. Rita Maria Difrancesco, alumnus of the Chair of Production Management and Assistant Professor in Marketing, Operations and Supply at EADA Business School in Barcelona,...

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Upcoming events

Industrial Excellence Award 2018 – Submission deadline
extended to February 28, 2018
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Invited Talk "Proactive Retention Management in Retailing: Identifying, Predicting, and Preventing Partial Defection"
February 22, 2018
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Saarland University

Wissenschaftspreis 2018 (Category: Best Cooperation)
February 28, 2018
GS1 Germany and EHI Retail Institute
Dusseldorf
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3rd Wharton Study Tour 2018
March 5-10, 2018
Frankfurt - Heidelberg -
Bruchsal - Neckarsulm -
Ditzingen - Augsburg -
Landsberg a. Lech - Munich

WHU & McKinsey Digital at Scale Program
Slot  I: April 13-14, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf &
Digital Capability Center, Aachen
Slot II: May 4-5, 2018
Berlin
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Invited Talk “How Smart Salvaging Leads to Competitive Returns Policies: The Misperception of Intuitive Salvaging”
May 5, 2018
29th Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Houston, Texas, USA
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Book "Supply Chain Finance: Integrating Operations and Finance in Global Supply Chains"
Publication date: May 17, 2018
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Invited Talk "Proactive Retention Management in Retailing: Identifying, Predicting, and Preventing Partial Defection“
May 23-25, 2018
Third EURO Working Group Meeting on Retail Operations
Technical University Eindhoven
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22nd Annual International Real Options Conference
June 20-23, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf
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Supply Chain Thoughtleader Roundtable 2018 (organized by Harvard and Stanford)
July 16-18, 2018
Porto Business School
Porto, Portugal

"The Cool Connection" -
3rd Train-the-Teacher Workshop

August 30, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf
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Industrial Excellence Course
October 2018
Kobe University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe, Japan

Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2018
Berlin

4th Wharton Study Tour 2019
March 3-9, 2019