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).



Co-Moderation and Talk @ PwC’s Strategy& ‘Enterprise Wide Operational Excellence (EWOE) Colloquium about Digital Operations’

This year’s ‘Enterprise Wide Operational Excellence (EWOE) Colloquium about Digital Operations’, organized by PwC’s Strategy&, took place on Monday in Frankfurt at Tower 185. Peter von...



Working Paper on "Competitive Returns Management" in SSRN’s Top Ten download lists

The Working Paper of Dominic Seeberger, Arnd Huchzermeier and David Schröder "Competitive Returns Management: Why Higher Salvage Value are Not Necessarily Better" is listed in the following...



Human Intelligence versus Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier lead a round of discussion on digitalization and smart technologies at the 3rd Industry Summit organized by the business journal Handelsblatt. Participants were Prof....



Innogy and Sebapharma recognized with ZIRP Sustainability Award 2017 (“Future Businesses”)

On November 8, the sustainability award ceremony of ZIRP took place at the State Chancellery in Mainz. This year, two companies received a prize: Innogy in the category Enterprises and Sebapharma in...



Dr. Benoît Chevalier-Roignant (King’s College London) teaches Real Options course

Dr. Benoît Chevalier-Roignant, lecturer for Accounting & Financial Management at King's College London, is teaching the Real Options course from October 30 to December 11, 2017 on the WHU Campus...


Upcoming events

Industrial Excellence Award 2018 – Submission deadline
January 31, 2018
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"The Cool Connection" -
Train-the-Teacher Workshop

January 31, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf
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SCM World Power of the Profession Awards 2018
(US Supply Chain Oscars)

Gartner & SCM World
February 5, 2018
Turnberry Isle Resort, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
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Wissenschaftspreis 2018 (Category: Best Cooperation)
February 28, 2018
GS1 Germany and EHI Retail Institute
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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
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22nd Annual International Conference on Real Options
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" -
Train-the-Teacher Workshop

August 30, 2018
WHU Campus Dusseldorf
more information

Industrial Excellence Course
October 2018
Kobe University, Graduate School of Business Administration
Kobe, Japan

Industrial Excellence Conference & Award 2018
Fall 2018

financial support among others