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 (



Appointment of Prof. Dr. Fabian Sting at University of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Fabian Sting accepted a position as Full Professor at the University of Cologne, Germany. He will hold the Chair of Operations Strategy and Innovation within the Supply Chain Management...



New Study on Omnichannel

Dennis Schmitz, doctoral candidate at the Chair of Production Management, and Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier published together with Arvato and demandware the study “Is Omni everything? – Customers are...



Mete Yayci and Hande Filiz of Vestel White Goods on managing all aspects of diversity

Mete Yayci, Management Systems and Customer Relations Manager, and Hande Filiz, Management Systems and Customer Relations Responsible at Vestel White Goods, one of the world’s largest factories will...



Activity Report 2013-2014

financial support among others