Chair of Production and Logistics

Chair of Production and Logistics

The Chair of Production and Logistics at the University of Göttingen addresses central topics in Supply Chain Management (SCM), such as methods for decision support in Production and Logistics Management. Research, teaching, and transfer activities focus on planning and optimization models for improving resource and cost efficiency, as well as competitiveness in companies and value chains (Sustainability/Triple Bottom Line). In addition to traditional efficiency issues, concepts for digitization and virtualization are designed and analyzed in the context of modern business models in the production, trade, and logistics service sectors (Physical Internet/IoT).

Since the 2018/19 winter term, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp serves as an interim professor in production and logistics. Prof. Klumpp brings to the position, experience as a post-doc and head of the BMBF young researcher group of the University of Duisburg-Essen (Institute for Production and Industrial Information Management), lecturer and director of the FOM University of Applied Sciences (Institute for Logistics and Services) in Essen, as well as experience as a project leader at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund. His international experiences include research stays at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA (Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale), the IEBIS department of the University of Twente, and the Florence School of Regulation (Transport) of the European University Institute in Florence.


Research Forum „Digital Supply Chains and the Human Factor“

Marcus Rochlitzer

On December 10th and 11th 2018, a research forum regarding "Digital Supply Chains and the Human Factor" took place at the University of Göttingen. The aim of the forum was to foster the dialogue between business practice and science as well as university teaching and research. The forum focused on presentations and discussions on the digitization of production, logistics and supply chains, leading to new requirements for human capabilities and collaboration. Speakers from various companies and research institutes were invited, e.g. Dominik Loske (Rewe Logistik), PD Dr. Francesco Pilati (University of Bologna), Prof. Dr. Caroline Ruiner (University of Trier), Claudio Ciancio (UV University Amsterdam), Julian Schneider (Bohnen Logistik/Duisport Group) and Prof. Dr. Klumpp (University of Göttingen). The forum was opened by the dean Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib. The Forum ended with an interesting company visit at the production site of the Mahr Group Göttingen. Link: schedule


Participation with Author Conference „Industrielle Beziehungen - Digitale Arbeitswelten und -beziehungen“ at the University of Hamburg

NEDS Abschlusssymposium

Professor Klumpp is attending a author conference on 13th and 14th of Dezember as co-author together with Professor Caroline Ruiner for the contribution „Workers between Autonomy and Control – Implications of Digitalization for Work Relations in Logistics“ at the University of Hamburg. The event and the participants are discussing the consequences of digitalization for the world of work in general and in specific fields like production and logistics. All papers will be published in 2019 in a special issue with the journal „Industrielle Beziehungen“.

Conference schedule