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, automation, and virtualization are designed and analyzed in the context of modern business models in the production, trade, and logistics service sectors (Physical Internet/Internet of Things). Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp is responsible for teaching in the field of production and logistics. Current publications deal with digital and sustainable production and logistics systems and the related issue of human-computer interaction (HCI), e.g. IJLM 2021 (Link), JTAECR 2021 (Link) oder IJLRA 2020 (Link).

ERS 2021 Papers

ERS 2021

Three conference papers were accepted with ERS 2021 by the American Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP): P&L team will present the research contributions “Cognitive reflection, risk aversion, spatial mental models, and experience in manual route planning” (D. Loske, M. Klumpp), “Logistics work, ergonomics and social sustainability: Empirical musculoskeletal system strain assessment in retail intralogistics” (M. Klumpp, D. Loske, M. Keil) and “Sustainable hydrogen supply chains: An MCDA method review” (S. Fredershausen, M. Klumpp) in June 2021 (Politecnico Milano/digital).

Current research and conference contributions


The most recent research publication for the production and logistics team was published in the International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE) with the title „Human-AI collaboration in route planning: An empirical efficiency-based analysis in retail logistics“. The authors are Dominic Loske and Matthias Klumpp, they explain the efficiency impact of human-computer-interaction in the process of retail distribution route planning. Link

A new Springer edited volume titled „Digital Supply Chains and the Human Factor” was published in January 2021. This book contains contributions discussing design options to integrate workers in digitalization projects in different settings of global supply chains. Details can be found with the Springer website: Link.

In addition, the three book chapters regarding the 2020 HICL conference contributions from the team production and logistics have been published: Fredershausen/ Klumpp (2020, DOI 10.15480/882.3142), Loske/ Klumpp (2020, DOI 10.15480/882.3126), Schwarz/ Klumpp (2020, DOI 10.15480/882.3133).