Welcome to the Production Management Department chaired by Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier (Ph.D. Wharton 1991) since 1993. The Department has the following publications:
- Management Quality for Industrial Excellence
- Global Supply Chain Management and R&D Management
- Operations Management-Marketing Interface: Retail & Business Analytics, International Commerce Review: ECR Journal
- Operations Management-Finance Interface: Blockchain, Real Option, Supply Chain Finance
- SSRN, Working Paper
Since 1995, the Chair organizes jointly with INSEAD – under the patronage of The Federation of German Industries (BDI) – the annual industry competition "Industrial Excellence Award" (formerly "Die Beste Fabrik" with WirtschaftsWoche as media partner in Germany, 1995-2016) in Europe. The focus of the 4th Edition is on the formation and deployment of Digital Enterprise Strategy; target firms are startups and medium to large enterprises in industry and services. In parallel, AESE Business School in Portugal, Cambridge Judge Business School in Great Britain, HEC Paris and INSEAD in France, IESE in Spain, ETH Zürich and IMD in Switzerland, Koç in Turkey, RSM and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands and SDA Bocconi in Italy nominate their national champions. In Autumn, an overall European champion is recognized with the "Industrial Excellence Award Europe" (http://www.industrial-excellence-award.eu/home/).
In 2019, WirtschaftsWoche ranks Professor Huchzermeier in Top 250 of German academics for his life time publication track record; Arizona State University ranks WHU’s Supply Chain Management group 6th (down from 5th place, #1 in Germany) for empirically-focused journals and 114th (up from 148th place, #3 in Germany) for analytically-focused journals.
The Center for Collaborative Commerce is affiliated with the Chair of Production Management (https://www.whu.edu/ccc); the retail company real is supporting the department with a position of Assistant Professor in Retail Analytics