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 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 (



Talk on „Financing to assure supply: Advance payment discount vs. buyer-backed purchase order financing“

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lima Zhao presents on July 25th, 2016, in The First World Congress and 2016 Asia Pacific DSI Conference a talk on "Financing to assure supply: Advance payment discount vs....



Appointment of Dr. Benoît Chevalier-Roignant at King’s College London

Dr. Benoît Chevalier-Roignant accepted a position as Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance at King’s College in London, UK. His research interest is on real option theory and competitive...



Case Article and Case Study on Canyon Bicycles has been accepted in INFORMS Transactions on Education

The case article and case study "Canyon Bicycles – Judgmental Demand Forecasting in Direct Sales" by Dr. Christoph Diermann and Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier has just been accepted for...



Activity Report 2013-2014

financial support among others