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Professor of Production Management
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Expertise

  • Management-Quality and Industrial Excellence
  • Future Supply Chains in the Consumer Goods Industry
  • Global Supply Chain and Risk Management

Professor Arnd Huchzermeier holds the Chair of Production Management and directs the Center for Collaborative Commerce supporting the fast moving consumer goods industry. He received his Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and his PhD degree from the Wharton School. He has frequently taught at the University of Chicago and the Wharton School.

His research interests include production and service operations management with a strong focus on management quality for industrial excellence, global supply chain and risk management and the evaluation of real options. Since 1997, he has organized the annual industry competition and management symposium “Beste Fabrik/Industrial Excellence Award” jointly with INSEAD and WirtschaftsWoche. He has published in leading international academic journals, e.g., Columbia Journal of World Business, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, European Management Journal, Harvard Business Manager, Harvard Business Review, Interfaces, International Commerce Review: ECR Journal, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, Marketing Science, Operations Research, OR Spectrum, and Production and Operations Management.

His research on the euro introduction was featured on the front pages of Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal Europe. He is co-author of three books on management-quality and industrial excellence. Among other academic positions, he serves as Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management for the two areas of OM-Marketing Interface and Supply Chain Management. Professor Huchzermeier has won the 2003 ISMS Practice Prize from the Marketing Science Institute, the 2003 Management Science Strategic Innovation Prize from EURO and the 2002 Franz Edelman Finalist Award from INFORMS. In 2009, he won the ECCH Case Award in the category “Production and Operations Management”. In 2013, he received the Science Award from GS1 Germany and the European Retail Institute.

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