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.

Conference visits Fall 2018


Operations Research Conference 2018
From the 12th to the 14th of September the annual Operations Research Conference ( took place in Brussels, Belgium, where the Chair of Production and Logistics could contribute with three presentations. The conference was jointly organized by the German Operations Research Society (GOR) and "The Belgian Operational Research Society" (ORBEL). The presentations by the Chair of Production and Logistics were given on the subjects of: Two-Stage Unit Commitment Modeling for Virtual Power Plants (Lars-Peter Lauven), Evaluation of cost-reduction potentials in container terminals with electrified horizontal transport by using Energy Demand Management (Erik Pohl, further information on the research project can be found here), Multi-criteria evaluation of the transition of power generation systems (Tobias Witt, further information on the research project can be found here).

Hamburg International Conference of Logistics 2018
Furthermore, the HICL 2018 ( took place from the 13th to the 14th of September in Hamburg, Germany. Here, Christina Scharpenberg gave a lecture on the Ecological Assessment of Port Equipment for Container Terminals (further information on this research project can be found here). A second contribution from the team with Prof. Klumpp addressed the question of an Efficiency analysis for digitalised working systems of truck drivers (Dominic Loske, Matthias Klumpp).