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. ER 2022 (Link), JBL 2022 (Link) oder TRE 2022 (Link).

Please note: Due to a call to the TU Milan, Professor Klumpp will no longer work at the University of Göttingen after the winter semester 2022/2023. In the summer semester 2023, the compulsory courses for Bachelor's and Master's programs will be covered as follows: Master's course "Corporate Planning", only written exam (second date) as well as Bachelor's course "Production and Logistics".

Current research lectures

ICIS 2022

In the fourth quarter of 2022, the Production and Logistics team is involved in three high-level research presentations: For the Business Informatics Conference ICIS 2022 in Copenhagen in December, two contributions were accepted together with the Information Management team (Prof. Kolbe) were accepted: "The Colors of Performance - Assessing the Impact of Color-Coding on Worker Behavior in Retail Order Picking" (Loske, Menck, Lechte, Lembcke, Modica, Klumpp) on the question of efficient interaction between information systems and picking processes, and together with teams from the universities of Bremen, Duisburg-Essen and Hohenheim "Driving Big Data - Integration and Synchronization of Data Sources for Artificial Intelligence Applications with the Example of Truck Driver Work Stress and Strain Analysis" (Klumpp, Severin, Lechte, Menck, Keil, Straub, Milke, Hagemann, Ruiner, Hesenius) on ensuring data quality in AI analyses using the example of stress analysis for truck drivers. Professor Klumpp has already been invited to give a guest lecture at the School of Management of the TU Milan (Politecnico di Milano) on the topic of "Industry 5.0 - Chances and Challenges for Human-centred Operations Systems" (link).

New Research Publications

News 3-2022-1

Regarding the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines the following empirical study regarding the public perception in Germany and the US was published: Klumpp, M., Monfared, I. G, Vollmer, S. (2022): Public opinion on global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines: Evidence from two nationally representative surveys in Germany and the United States. Vaccine, Vol. 40, No. 16, 2457-2461. link

How logistics workers deal with digitalization is outlined in a recent study using the example of urban food delivery platforms: Ruiner, C.; Klumpp, M. (2022): Autonomy and new modes of control in digital work contexts – a mixed-methods study of driving professions in food logistics. Employee Relations. link

This publication by the Production and Logistics team appeared 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 effects of human-machine collaboration in route planning in retail logistics distribution. link