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Daniel Hellwig, Goran Karlic and Arnd Huchzermeier publish Springer book - Build Your Own Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Distributed Ledger Technology.Read more
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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.
Job openings as research assistant, post doc or assistant professor will be advertised on the WHU careers page.
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") as well as pioneering courses based on our own research and publications on Industrial Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Operations, Recommerce Operations Management, Retail Analytics, Real Options Analysis, Supply Chain Finance, Blockchain Programming and the famous "Die Beste Fabrik" (The best factory) practice seminar for SMEs and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt online seminar, 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 and the Case Award by the European Case Clearing House (now The Case Center). We continue to publish in top academic journals and leading managerial magazines; our chair's alumni serve as role models both in academia and in industry including startups.
We have published the ECR Journal for the world's FMCG industry and globally-cited industry studies, e.g., on the Introduction of the Euro and on the credit card industry. Our Industrial Excellence Award Europe (formerly "Die Beste Fabrik") is supported by 15 Top Business Schools in 12 European countries and celebrates each year top-down & bottom-up leadership innovations across industries and geographies. Winners represent the Who-is-Who of Europe's industrial base. Our latest industry competition – co-developed with ZIRP – recognizes best practices of Corporate Digital Responsibility in Rhineland Palatinate starting in 2021. Our startup Campus Car has sizably grown into WunderCar Mobility Solutions.
Upcoming events –
Sharing knowledge and seeking feedback.
Inaugural issue of Management and Business Review (MBR)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
(by invitation only)
Benchmarking Management-Quality globally and locally –
Strategy formation and employee engagement in digitally-empowered enterprises.
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.
The goal of journal MBR is to bridge management practice, education and research, thereby enhancing all three. Professsor Huchzermeier has been nominated as Autonomous Departmental Editor for the area of Global Supply Chains and Risk Management.
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
Top Management Books:
Top Case Studies:
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 reesearch projects. These range from Fair Process Leadership, Returns Management in e-Commerce, The Impact of Tariffs on Global Supply Chain Strategies, 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.
Taught by current and visiting faculty, our Chair's alumni and industry captains, insights from our latest research are combined with innovative methods, practice-based training, and further supported by company visits.
The Chair directs and offers a portfolio of executive education programs and workshops, including key note speeches, the annual Industrial Excellence Conference & Award Europe, and study tours to world-class European manufacturers and service firms.