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 (



Springer Book on Operations in an Omni-Channel World edited by Santiago Gallino (Wharton) and Antonio Moreno-Garcia (Harvard)

The book offers the first extensive look at Operations Management in the Omni-channel environment and presents the latest research in the area of omni-channel retailing. Editors and contributors are...



Talk by Dr. Michael Salmen, Henkel, on Global Production and Digital Transformation

On April 16, 2019, Dr. Michael Salmen, Senior Manager Strategy & Development at Henkel in Amsterdam, presented a keynote on “Henkel’s Production Network & Leading a Digital Transformation”...



Plenary Talk on Maximizing the Potential of Targeted Marketing at 4th European Working Group Meeting on Retail Operations

Bernhard von Mutius presented a plenary talk on “Maximizing the Potential of Targeted Marketing: A General Framework for Customized Category Promotions in Retail” (joint work with Prof. Dr. Arnd...



Poster Session on Promotion Demand Forecasting at 4th European Working Group Meeting on Retail Operations

Jannik Wolters presented a poster session on “Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Price Promotion Demand Forecasting” (joint work with Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier and Dr. Michael Schmälzle, BCG) at the 4th...



Dr. Benoît Chevalier-Roignant (Dr. 2009) appointed as Lecturer in Finance at Cranfield University

We congratulate Dr. Benoît Chevalier-Roignant on his new appointment as Lecturer in Finance at Cranfield University. Before, he was appointed at King’s College in London in the Accounting and...


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.”
April 2019

3rd College of Operational Excellence Mini-Conference
POMS 2019
May 2, 2019
Washington D.C., USA
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McKinsey-WHU Digital @ Scale Program (Open enrollment program)
May 22, 2019
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LZ bootcamp on "Digitale Transformation: Omnichannel Business”
Invited talk: Developing Effective Returns Policies: Insights from Research and Practice
May 23rd, 2019
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Department Summer BBQ
- by invitation only -
May 25, 2019

Manufacturing and Serice Operations Management Conference 2019
June 30-July 2, 2019
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Supply Chain Thought Leaders Roundtable 2019
July 22-24, 2019
Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington, USA

financial support among others