In the recently published SCM Journal List ranking WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management ranks 6th in a global comparison of universities producing empirical supply chain management (SCM) research, making it the highest-ranked SCM research institution from outside the United States for the fifth year in a row.
The annual University Rankings are based on publications during the prior five years, in this case the year range 2014-2018. Two annual rankings are provided – one based on output in primarily empirically-focused journals and one based on primarily analytically-focused journals. The empirical list contains a total of 426 institutions, of which WHU is ranked 6th worldwide in 2019. The analytical ranking lists a total of 736 institutions worldwide of which WHU places 114th.
There are many rankings of supply chain management programs, but none that include the SCM research that is produced. The annual SCM Journal List rankings fill this gap by ranking supply chain management programs based on research output in top-tier SCM and OM journals.
The SCM Journal List is governed by the SCM Congress, which is composed of scholars from many of the leading supply chain management universities throughout the world and which reviews the journals encompassed within the List every four years.
The Supply Chain Management Group at WHU unites the independent chairs of International Business & Supply Management I (Lutz Kaufmann), International Business & Supply Management II (Felix Reimann), Logistics and Services Management (Carl Marcus Wallenburg), Logistics Management (Stefan Spinler), Operations Management (Liji Shen), and Production Management (Arnd Huchzermeier).