Chair of Production Management


Welcome to the Production Management Department. The Department has four major research areas:

  1. Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
  2. Supply Chain Management with a key focus on consumer goods industry and
  3. Sustainability
  4. 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 (  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, 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 (

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



Dr. Marco Vietor and Paul Crusius, founders of audibene, on disruptive health care

Dr. Marco Vietor and Paul Crusius, Co-Founders and Managing Directors at audibene, Berlin, discuss disruptive health care strategies in the global hearing aid market. Please register!



Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier on Operations Strategy Deployment and Worker Engagement

Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, Chaired Professor in Production Management at WHU's Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, will talk on Strategy Deployment and Worker Engagement for...



Dissertation on "Global Production Sourcing - A Benchmark Study on Managers' Strategic Decisions" successfully completed

On September 22, 2016, Marc Steuber completed his dissertation successfully. The title of his thesis is "Global Production Sourcing - A Benchmark Study on Managers' Strategic Decisions".



Activity Report 2013-2014

financial support among others