Prof. Dr. Gerd J. Hahn

Professor of Operations Management and Process Innovation
Academic Director M.Sc. in Management (full-time)
Professorship sponsored by Audi AG via Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
Phone +49 (0)7131 645636-826

Research Interests

Design and Planning of Industrial Value Chains, Management and Controlling of Supply Chains, Technology and Innovation Management in Digital Supply Chains

Curriculum Vitae/Professional Experience

  • Since April 2015: Professor of Operations Management und Prozessinnovation, German Graduate School of Management and Law, Heilbronn
  • January 2013 – March 2015: Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Mannheim
  • January 2007 – December 2012: Consultant and Project Manager, McKinsey & Company, Munich


  • Doctoral degree, Dr. rer. pol., Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (2011)
  • Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to a M.Sc. degree in Business Administration), Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (2006)
  • Studies in Business Administration at Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt and University of Antwerp


Publications in refereed journals

  • Sustainable Aggregate Production Planning in the Chemical Process Industry: A Benchmark Problem and Dataset, Data in Brief, 98, June 2018, pp. 961-967 (with M. Brandenburg).
  • A Sustainable Aggregate Production Planning Model for the Chemical Process Industry, Computers & Operations Research, 94, 2018, pp. 154-168 (with M. Brandenburg).
  • A Multi-criteria Approach to Robust Outsourcing Decision-making in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 98, pp. 275-288 (with T. Sens, C. Decouttere, and N.J. Vandaele).
  • Managing Inventory Systems of Slow-moving Items, International Journal of Production Economics, 170, 2015, pp. 543-550 (with A. Leucht).
  • A Perspective on Applications of In-memory Analytics in Supply Chain Management, Decision Support Systems, 76, 2015, pp. 45-52 (with J. Packowski).
  • Designing Decision Support Systems for Value-based Management: A Survey and an Architecture, Decision Support Systems, 53 (3), 2012, pp. 591-598 (with H. Kuhn).
  • Simultaneous Investment, Operations, and Financial Planning in Supply Chains: A Value-based Optimization Approach, International Journal of Production Economics, 140 (2), 2012, pp. 559-569 (with H. Kuhn).
  •  Value-based Performance and Risk Management in Supply Chains: A Robust Optimization Approach, International Journal of Production Economics, 139 (1), 2012, pp. 135-144 (with H. Kuhn).
  • Optimising a Value-based Performance Indicator in Mid-term Sales and Operations Planning, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62 (3), 2011, pp. 515-525 (with H. Kuhn).

Publications in conference proceedings and collected editions

  • Sustainable Supply Chains: Recent Developments and Future Trends, in: Brandenburg, M., Hahn, G.J. und T. Rebs (Eds.), Social and Environmental Dimensions of Organizations and Supply Chains: Tradeoffs and Synergies, Cham (Springer International Publishing), 2018, pp. 1-10 (with M. Brandenburg and T. Rebs).
  • Wertorientierte Unternehmensplanung: Ein optimierungsbasierter Ansatz für das wertorientierte Performance- und Risiko-Management, in: Funk, W. and J. Rossmanith (Eds.), Internationale Rechnungslegung und Internationales Controlling, 3rd rev. ed., Wiesbaden (Gabler), 2017, pp. 377-397 (with A. Burger and H. Kuhn).
  • A Multi-criteria Contract Manufacturing Approach in a Stochastic Manufacturing Environment, in: Liberopoulos, G. (Ed.),Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Stochastic Models of Manufacturing and Service Operations, Thessaloniki, 2015, pp. 245-254 (with N. Vandaele, C. Decouttere and T. Sens).
  • The Merit of Combining Stochastic and Deterministic Models For Planning Decision Support Systems, in: Tempelmeier H. and H. Kuhn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Stochastic Models of Manufacturing and Service Operations, Ingolstadt, 2013, pp. 239-246 (with N. Vandaele and C. Decouttere).
  • Combining Stochastic Modeling and Linear Programming to Improve Aggregate Production Planning, in:Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, Cirrelt, 2012, pp. 1-5. (with N.J. Vandaele, L. Perdu, H. Kuhn, and C. Kaiser).
  • Enhancing Aggregate Production Planning with an Integrated Stochastic Queuing Model, in: Klatte, D., Lüthi, H.-J. and K. Schmedders (Eds.), Operations Research Proceedings 2011, Berlin (Springer), 2012, pp. 451-456 (with C. Kaiser, H. Kuhn, L. Perdu and N.J. Vandaele)

Collected editions and monographs

  • Social and Environmental Dimensions of Organizations and Supply Chains: Tradeoffs and Synergies, Cham (Springer International Publishing), 2018 (Collected edition with M. Brandenburg and T. Rebs).
  • Value-based Performance and Risk Optimization in Supply Chains, Dissertation, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 2011.

Awards and Honors

  • Horst-Wildemann-Prize for Innovative Management Concepts, Best paper award for junior scientists commissioned by the Center of Excellence for Production Management of the German Academic Association for Business Research (2010)
  • Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (2002)


  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • German Operations Research Society (GOR): Working Group Supply Chain Management
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS): Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB): Centers of Excellence Logistics, Operations Research, Production Management, and Business Information Systems