Welcome to the Production Management Department. The Department has four major research areas:
- Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
- Supply Chain Management with a key focus on consumer goods industry and
- Real Options Analysis & Supply Chain Finance
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 (http://de.industrial-excellence-award.eu). In parallel, Cambridge Judge Business School in Great Britain, HEC Paris in France, IESE in Spain, INSEAD in France, IMD in Switzerland, Koç in Turkey 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 (www.industrial-excellence-award.eu).
The Center for Collaborative Commerce is affiliated to the Chair of Production Management (www.whu.edu/ccc).