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 research areas:

  1. Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
  2. Global Supply Chain and R&D Management
  3. Sustainability
  4. Operations Management-Marketing Interface: Retail & Business Analytics
  5. Operations Management-Finance Interface: Blockchain, Real Option, Supply Chain Finance

Since 1995, the annual industry competition "Industrial Excellence Award Germany" (formerly "Die Beste Fabrik") – under the patronage of The Federation of German Industries (BDI) –  is conducted jointly with INSEAD. The focus of the 4th Edition is on Digital Enterprise Strategy. In parallel, AESE Business School in Portugal, Cambridge Judge Business School in Great Britain, HEC Paris and INSEAD in France, IESE in Spain, IMD in Switzerland, Koç in Turkey, RSM and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands and SDA Bocconi in Italy determine their national champion. In Autumn, an overall European champion is recognized with the Industrial Excellence Award Europe (

The Center for Collaborative Commerce is affiliated to the Chair of Production Management (



Supply Chain Thought Leader Roundtable 2019 in Seattle

For two days, renowned academics from around the world gathered for their annual meeting and discussed future supply chain strategies with representatives from, among others, Amazon, Bill &...



Reverse Logistics Magazine reviews article by Rita Difrancesco, Arnd Huchzermeier and David Schröder

In the recent issue of Reverse Logistics Magazine, Mark Ferguson (Univ. of South Carolina), Guangzhi Shang (Florida State Univ.), and Michael Galbreth (Univ. of Tennessee) discuss the published...



Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Cem Mercikoğlu and Thilo Scholz publish article titled “Employee Engagement Guide for Leaders” in HBR Türkiye

Harvard Business Review Türkiye published in its July 2019 issue an article titled “Employee Engagement Guide for Leaders”. Authors of this article are Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Cem Mercikoğlu...



Prof. Dr. Torbjørn Netland from ETH Zürich joins Industrial Excellence Award Switzerland as Academic Co-Director

Prof. Dr. Torbjørn Netland, Chair of Production and Operations Management (POM), ETH Zürich, Switzerland, will join as Academic Co-Director of the Industrial Excellence Award Switzerland...



E-Commerce Operations Management Course for Startups from Berlin

In the week of June 3rd, Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier taught 30 delegates from startup companies the latest research on E-Commerce Operations Management. He was supported by invited top managers from...


Upcoming events

Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
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NEW Springer Book „Build Your Own Blockchain: A Practical Guide to D.L.T.”

Global Supply Chain Strategies: How to Survive and Prosper in a Trade War
September 27, 2019
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C., USA
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Informs Annual Meeting 2019
October 20-23, 2019
Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington, USA
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financial support among others