Operations Management

Operations Management


We develop methods for efficient and sustainable utilization of resources and activities in production and service companies from the strategic to the operational level.

The Operations Management Section focuses on effective planning of resources and activities in industry and service companies spanning from strategic to the operational level.

In the section, we use quantitative methods such as simulation theory, mathematical optimisation and the use of information technology. Qualitative methodologies such as process optimisation are employed to support research within efficient planning and management across the supply chain.

The core research areas of Operations Management include: supply chain management, customization, modularization and product configuration systems, design of production systems and production and planning control.

Our research targets a broad spectrum of industrial and service sectors including manufacturing, services, transportation and health care.

We have a special focus on digitalization, analytics, and Industry 4.0 to further strengthen the section’s efforts in applying quantitative as well as qualitative methods to improve decision support across the entire supply chain.

If you are interested in a partnership or opportunities to collaborate with us, contact our Head of Section here.