Alumni of the Chair of Production Management –

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Dr. Andreas  Cornet

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Munich, Germany

Dissertation:
Plattformkonzepte in der Automobilentwicklung, 2000

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Dr. Andreas Enders

Partner, EY-Parthenon
Düsseldorf, Germany

Dissertation:
Management Competence: Resource-Based Management and Plant Performance,  2004

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Dr. Marius Häntsch

Strategy Production, Mercedes Benz Cars
Sindelfingen, Germany

Dissertation:
Strategic Capacity Planning under Risk in the Automotive Industry, 2014

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Dr. Tobias Mönch

Visiting Scholar
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dissertation:
Variable Takt Times in Mixed-Model Assembly Lines, 2020

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Dr. Maik Schlickel

Head of Quality Management & Packaging Technology, nobilia-Werke J. Stickling
Verl, Germany

Dissertation:
Strategy Deployment in Business Units: Patterns of Operations Strategy Cascading Across Global Sites in a Manufacturing Firm, 2012

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Dr. Thilo Scholz

Program Manager Organizational Development, Kühne & Nagel
Schindellegi, Switzerland

Dissertation:
Bottom-up Operations Strategy Formation, 2020

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Dr. Marc Steuber

Vice President Transformation Projects - Driveline, GKN Automotive
Offenbach, Germany

Dissertation:
Global Production Sourcing
A Benchmark Study on Manager's Strategic Decisions, 2016

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Professor Dr. Fabian Sting

Full Professor Strategy and Innovation, University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany;
Chaired Professor of Digital Supply Chain Innovation, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dissertation:
Flexible Sourcing: Operational Hedging, Diversification and Contracting under Supply and Demand Uncertainty, 2008

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Dr. Andreas Breiter

Partner, McKinsey & Company
Redwood City, California, USA

Dissertation:
Hedging Retail Promotions: Zero Out-of-Stock and Zero End-of-Period Coverage with Supply Options, 2010

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Dr. Julia Freiheit

Certified public auditor, Certified tax consultant, Auren
Hamburg, Germany

Dissertation:
Smart Customers and Retail Promotions: Empirical evidence and supply chain implications, 2000

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Dr. Ralph Gerrit Fürderer

Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Board, Hager Group
Blieskastel, Germany

Dissertation:
Option and Component Bundling under Demand Risk, 1995

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Dr. Verena Höllriegl

CEO, MEDICON
Nuremberg, Germany

Dissertation:
Customer Reactivation Management in the Pharmacy Market: Resource-efficient Implementation of Direct Marketing Campaigns for Long-Term Profit Maximization, 2018

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Dr. Stefan Mohr

Managing Director, DEE
Munich, Germany

Dissertation:
Store Performance Optimization: Demand and supply side implications, 2002

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Bernhard von Mutius

Associate, AT Kearney
Munich, Germany

Dissertation:
Segment-of-One Marketing. Data-Driven Models for CLV and ROI Optimization, 2020.

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Dr. Michaela Pfleger

Program Manager, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Siemens
Erlangen, Germany

Dissertation:
Relational Supply Contracts: Optimal Concessions in Return Policies for Continuous Quality Improvements, 2008

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Dr. Daniel Ringbeck

Head of Product, vetevo
Berlin, Germany

Dissertation:
Retail Data Analytics – Personalized Online Shopping, Churn Prevention, and Dynamic Pricing, 2020

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Dr. Michael Schmälzle

Principal, The Boston Consulting Group
Stuttgart, Germany

Dissertation:
Improving Promotional Demand Forecasts in Retailing, 2014

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Dr. Dmitry Smirnov

Senior Consultant, REWE Group Inhouse Consulting
Cologne, Germany

Dissertation:
Prescriptive Analytics in Retailing:  Application in Shelf-Space Optimization, Labor Planning, and Retention Management, 2018

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Dr. Nils Tönshoff

Head of Steering Real Estate Provision, Real Estate Strategy, BMW Group
Munich, Germany

Dissertation:
Modular Machine Tools: Bundling and Pricing Strategies under Demand Uncertainty, 1996

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Professor Dr. Daniela Wiehenbrauk

Professor for Retail Management, Marketing and Sales, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Heilbronn, Germany

Dissertation:
Collaborative Promotions: Optimizing Retail Supply Chains with Upstream Information Sharing, 2009

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Dr. Dominic Seeberger

Manager, Bain & Company
Frankfurt, Germany

Dissertation:
Profiting From Product Returns: Perspectives on Return Policies, Consumer Reviews, and Salvaging Portfolios, 2018

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Dr. Christoph Diermann

Senior Project Manager, INVERTO
Cologne, Germany

Dissertation:
Judgmental Demand Forecasting in Direct Sales, 2016

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Dr. Felix Röllecke

Co-Founder & Managing Director, vetevo
Berlin, Germany

Dissertation:
Return Chain Management: Salvaging Returns Optimally and Influencing Customers to Shop Effectively, 2016

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Professor Rita Maria Difrancesco

Assistant Professor, Marketing, Operations & Supply, EADA Business School
Barcelona, Spain

Dissertation:
Returns Management in Online Business: Effects of Late Returns, Restocking Fee Legislation and Multichannel Competition, 2015

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Professor Dr. Ralf Elsner

Professor for Marketing and Sales, Steinbeis Hochschule
Berlin, Germany

Habilitation, 2008

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Dr. Christian Artmann

Executive Vice President, Moehwald
Homburg, Germany

Dissertation:
The Value of Information Updating in New Product Development, 2008

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Professor Jürgen Mihm

Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD
Fontainebleau, France

Dissertation:
Complexity in New Product Development: Mastering the Dynamics of Engineering Projects, 2001

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Dr. Rainer Brosch

CEO & Managing Director, Rubidium Management
Berlin, Germany

Dissertation:
Portfolios of Real Options, 2007

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Professor Benoît Chevalier-Roignant

Lecturer in Finance, Cranfield School of Management
Cranfield, Great Britain

Dissertation:
Investment under Market and Strategic Uncertainty, 2011

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Dr. Rolf Hellermann

CEO, Arvato Financial Solutions, Bertelsmann
Gütersloh, Germany

Dissertation:
Capacity Options for Revenue Management: Theory and Applications in the Air Cargo Industry, 2005

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Dr. Randolf Scheller

Managing Director, ANSER
Munich, Germany

Dissertation:
Performance of Corporate Acquisitions over the Medium Term in Germany, 1998

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Dr. Rob Smith

President and CEO, KONECRANES
Helsinki, Finland

Dissertation:
Global Supply Chain Performance and Risk Optimization: The Value of Real Options Flexibility Demonstrated in the Global Automotive Industry, 2001

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Professor Dr. Stefan Spinler

Kühne Foundation Endowed Chair for Logistics Management, Director, Kühne Institute for Logistics Management,
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Vallendar, Germany

Dissertation:
Capacity Reservation for Capital-intensive Technologies: An Options Approach, 2002

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Professor Lima Zhao

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China
MIT Global SCALE Network
Ningbo, China

Dissertation:
The Interface of Operations and Finance in Global Supply Chains, 2018

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