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).

During the summer term 2019, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp is Stand-in-Professor Production and Logistics at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen. Current research and publications of professor Klumpp address digital production and logistics systems with the important question of human involvement and interaction, e.g. JBL 2019: Link; IJAMT 2019: Link. In this topical area he is also guest editor of an international special topic forum for the Journal of Business Logistics (Call JBL: Link) as well as part of the program committee for the international logistics conference LDIC 2020 at the University of Bremen (Call: Link).




Research Forum „Digital Supply Chains and the Human Factor“

Research Forum 2018
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