The team of the Chair of Production Management deals with a number of different research topics wihtin the scope of doctoral theses and externally funded research projects.

Current research topics are:

Management-Quality for Industrial Excellence

  • Industrial Excellence Award / Die Beste Fabrik
  • Strategy Innovation and Deployment
  • Fair Process Leadership


  • Returns Management in e-Commerce
  • Secondary Markets

Global Supply Chain and Risk Management

  • Operational Hedging
  • Duty Drawback Optimization in Global Supply Chain Networks
  • Global R&D Optimization

    OM-Marketing Interface

    • Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
    • Omni-channel Competition
    • Efficient Promotions
    • Judgmental Demand Forecasts
    • Direct Marketing Optimization

    OM-Finance Interface

    • Real Options
    • Supply Chain Finance