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Chair of Production Management –

Management-Quality and Analytics for Industrial Excellence.

Key figures

34
alumni
2 post-docs and 2 assitant professors (Supply Chain Finance, Retail Analytics) with 9 nationalities

#9
Supply Chain Management Group ranked by Arizona State University

7
tenured faculty
with Star (and M-Star) publications placed at top business schools


Star, 14 P, 3 M-Star and
14 Harvard Business Review publications plus Top US & European Awards

12
European Countries with 15 Business Schools host the Industrial Excellence Award

10
Springer books
on Industrial Excellence, Management Quality, Bottom-up Strategy Formation, Variable Takt, Operations & Analytics, Supply Chain Fincance and Blockchain/DLT 

News

News from our Chair –
Learn about thought leading new research and our latest activities.

Minister President Malu Dreyer: Digital transformation leads to sustainability

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Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier has been recognized as founding member of Project Zebra

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Assistant Professor Dr. Marjolein Buisman nominated for the Beta-PhD award

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nobilia honored for holistic approach: Top customers, top processes, top products inspires employees

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Team

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Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier

Chairholder
(Ph.D. Wharton 1991)
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Assistant Professor Dr. Marjolein Buisman

real Endowed Assistant Professor in Retail Analytics
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Professor Dr. Jürgen Ringbeck

Honorary Professor
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Elisa Schulze

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Sebastian Doetsch, M.Phil.

Research Assistant
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Devadrita Nair, M.Sc.

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Philipp Pithan, M.Sc.

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Yordan Sölter, M.Sc.

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Felix Vogelgesang, M.Sc.

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Kai Wendt, M.Sc.

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Niklas Werle, M.Sc.

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Jannik Wolters, M.Sc.

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Peter Bebersdorf, Dipl.-Ing. (BA),
MBA

Director Manufacturing Tractors
AGCO Fendt
Marktoberdorf, Germany
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Ole Frauen, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.

Engineering Data Analyst
Strategic R&D Management
Volkswagen
Wolfsburg, Germany
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Daniel Hellwig, M.Eng.

Principal
Kepler Cannon New York
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Oliver Höllriegl, Dipl.-Betriebsw. (Univ.)

Team Lead Data & Analytics
Hitachi Solutions Europe
Nuremberg, Germany
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Cem Mercikoğlu, MBA

Manager
İs Bankasi
Istanbul, Turkey
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Florian Meurer, M.Sc.

Doctoral student, Volkswagen
Wolfsburg, Germany
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Alexander Niclas Popovic, M.Sc.

Operations Research Scientist
VYTAL Global 
Cologne, Germany
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Dennis Schmitz, M.Sc.

Vice President Transportation Management
Arvato Supply Chain Solutions
Gütersloh, Germany
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David Schröder, Dipl.-Kfm.

CFO
Zalando
Berlin, Germany
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Carl Witzel, M.Phil.

Corporate Distressed & Special Situations Investing
Bain Capital Credit
London, United Kingdom
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Alumni

The alumni of the Chair of Production Management –
Making an impact in industry and academia!

Career

Open positions at the Chair of Production Management

Our primary goal is to develop publishable research in reputable journals in due course, i.e., as part of the dissertation project. To facilitate this, we clearly differentiate among full-time and part-time dissertations.

Full-time and part-time dissertations

Job openings as research assistant, post doc or assistant professor will be advertised on the WHU careers page.

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About us

Innovation in teaching, research excellence, and thought leadership for practice.

We have developed numerous teaching innovations such as the MIT award winning course on International Operations Management ("best course developed at a US Business School", i.e., at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago) as well as pioneering courses based on our own research and publications on Industrial Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Operations, E-Commerce Operations Management, Retail Analytics, Real Options Analysis, Supply Chain Finance, Blockchain/DLT and the famous "Die Beste Fabrik" (The best factory) practice seminar for SMEs and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt online seminar with MoreSteam, to just name a few.

Our research has been recognized internationally, among others, with the prestigious Franz Edelman Finalist Award of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science, the Marketing Science Institute's Practice Prize, the Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize by the European Operations Research Societies, the Case Award by the European Case Clearing House (now The Case Center) and the Science Award of the European Retail Institute and GS1 Germany. We regularly publish articles in major academic journals and leading management journals and serve as senior or department editors in Management & Business Review and the Production & Operations Management Journal, among others. The alumni of our chair serve as role models not only in academia but also in business, for example for start-ups.

We have published the ECR Journal for the global consumer goods and retail industries, as well as globally cited industry studies, such as on the Introduction of the Euro and on monopolies in the credit card industry. Our INSEAD-WHU Industrial Excellence Award (formerly "The Best Factory") is supported by 15 leading business schools in 12 European countries and annually rewards top-down & bottom-up digital enterprise strategy innovations across a wide range of industries. Winners include renowned giants of the European business landscape. Our latest business competition - developed in collaboration with ZIRP - will reward best practices in digital corporate responsibility in Rhineland-Palatinate starting in 2021. Our start-up Campus Car with 3 Smarts and a 1-series BMW has evolved into the global player WunderCar Mobility Solutions.

Dates & events

Upcoming events –
Sharing knowledge and seeking feedback.

Date
Event Category
Event Name
Location
Aug 23-26, 2022
Conference
6th World Conference on P&OM
Off-campus
Excellence Awards

Benchmarking Management-Quality globally and locally –
Strategy formation and employee engagement in digitally-empowered enterprises.

Research and management knowledge

Thought leadership in Management-Quality and analytics for Industrial Excellence.

Our ongoing research activities are manifold and cover a wide range of areas. Get an overview and copies of the latest working papers, industry reports and other online references at first hand.

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The goal of journal MBR is to bridge management practice, education and research, thereby enhancing all three. Professor Huchzermeier has been nominated as Autonomous Departmental Editor for the area of Global Supply Chains and Risk Management. 

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We engage in academia-industry partnerships and apply business or retail analytics methods in a variety of applications. Key research areas include promotional and judgmental demand forecasting, segment-of-one marketing, the design of loyalty programs, customer churn prevention and customer retention management, staffing of service points and dynamic pricing in e-commerce. 

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Quick links to our:

Top Research Articles:

Cohen, Morris A.; Cui, Shiliang; Ernst, Ricardo; Huchzermeier, Arnd; Kouvelis, Panos; Lee, Hau; Matsuo, Hiro; Steuber, Marc; Tsay, Andy (2018)
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, (3)20, 389-402

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Wang, Jiao; Zhao, Lima; Huchzermeier, Arnd
Production and Operations Management 30 (2), 355-389

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Top Case Studies:

Diermann, Christoph; Huchzermeier, Arnd (2017)
Case Study, INFORMS Transactions on Education, 17(2), 63-74

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Huchzermeier, Arnd; Mönch, Tobias; Bebersdorf, Peter (2020)
Case Study. INFORMS Transaction on Education

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Campus teaching & Executive Education

Campus teaching & Executive Education –
Master excellence in operations strategy formation, execution, and business analytics.

The Chair of Production Management constantly explores a number of research topics, largely within the scope of Doctoral theses and externally funded research projects. These range from Fair Process Leadership, Returns Management in e-Commerce, Resilience for Global Supply Chain Risk Management, Promotional Demand Forecasting, and Blockchain Technology. Through such research, we are able to integrate the latest insights into modern teaching from Bachelor through to the Doctoral program.

 

Campus Teaching

We teach insights from current research combined with innovative methods, practice-oriented training and company visits. We are supported in this by guest lecturers from international business schools, alumni of our chair and captains of industry.

 

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Executive Education

The Chair directs and offers a portfolio of executive education programs and workshops, including key note speeches, the annual Industrial Excellence Conference and Award Europe, and study tours to leading global manufacturers and service companies in Europe and Silicon Valley.

 

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Get in touch

Get in touch with us –
We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier

Chairholder
(Ph.D. Wharton 1991)

Arnd.Huchzermeier(at)whu.edu
+49 (0)261 6509 380

 


Elisa Schulze

Personal Assistant

Elisa.Schulze(at)whu.edu
+49 (0)261 6509 381