Teaching

The Chair of Production Management offers a variety of lectures and seminars in the curriculum of the WHU BSc, MSc, Part-Time MBA, Full-Time MBA and Executive Education Programs. All courses are taught in English and MBA style. Generally, teaching focusses on modern methods and management approaches in integrated production and logistics management as well as service operations management.

For a detailed overview of lectures and seminars, please see the course offering for the current term.

BSc Thesis

TOPICS

  • Industry 4.0 (Literature review and case study with ABB, Heidelberg)
  • Industrial Excellence Award Germany (Industry survey)
  • Omnichannel operating strategy: how to manage the front-office and the back-office effectively? (Industry survey)
  • New Human Work Design (Industry project at Volkswagen, Wolfsburg)
  • Benchmarking Operational Excellence in Rhineland-Palatinate (Setup of an online survey instrument for RLP)
  • How to become a “Traumunternehmen” (Company case studies in RLP)
  • Mixed Model Assembly Lines in Automotive (Industry survey)
  • Bottom-Up Strategy Formation (Empirical literature review)
  • Blockchain applications in industry (Regional industry survey)
  • Blockchain benchmarks (Literature review)
  • Production Reshoring / Offshoring (Empirical literature review)
  • R&D Reshoring / Offshoring (Empirical literature review)

Topics: Huchzermeier_Production Management_Theses BSc 2019


Hinweise zur Anfertigung von Bachelorarbeiten

Harvard Referencing

MSc Thesis

TOPICS

  • Industry 4.0 (Literature review and case study with ABB, Heidelberg)
  • Industrial Excellence Award Germany (Industry survey with focus on SMEs)
  • Bottom-Up Strategy Formation (Empirical literature review and data analysis; experimental design)
  • New Human Work Design (Industry project at Volkswagen, Wolfsburg)
  • Benchmarking Operational Excellence in Rhineland-Palatinate (Setup of an online survey instrument for SMEs in RLP)
  • How to become a “Traumunternehmen” (Company case studies in Rhineland-Palatinate)
  • Retail Analytics/Machine Learning (Churn Management/Customer Retention or Targeted Promotions via Payback or Subscription-based Loyalty Programs or Customer Activation)
  • Outsourcing in E-commerce: how to manage the front office and the back office effectively? (Industry survey)
  • Optimizing warehouse operations (Literature survey)
  • Mixed Model Assembly Lines (Industry survey in automotive industry, electronics industry and machine tool industry)
  • The Impact of Governmental Interventions on Production Reshoring / Offshoring (Empirical literature review)
  • Natural Hedging / Risk Management in Global Operations (Industry survey)
  • R&D Outsourcing and Offshoring (Empirical literature review)
  • E-Trucks / Vehicles for Sustainability (The effect of regulation on fleet optimization)
  • Blockchain applications in industry (Regional industry survey)
  • Blockchain benchmarks (Literature review)
  • Blockchain for Supply Chain Finance (Literature review)

Topics: Huchzermeier_Production Management_Theses MSc 2019_2020

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Harvard Referencing

MBA Thesis

Visiting Faculty

Spring Term 2019

Master of Science

  • E-Commerce Operations Management, Spring Q1 (Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, 2,5 SWS)
  • The Analytics Edge, 2nd Semester, Spring (Daniel Ringbeck, 2,5 SWS)

Bachelor in International Management

  • Production and Service Operations Management, 2nd Semester, Spring Q4 (Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, 2 SWS)
  • Introduction to the Raspberry pi (Part I): Build your own blockchain, 5th Semester, Spring Q1 (Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, 2 SWS)

Doctoral Program

  • Doctoral Seminar in Operations Management Research, Fall, Q1 + Q2 (Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier, 2 SWS)