Endowed Chair of Procurement

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode

The Endowed Chair of Procurement (Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode) is part of the Area Operations Management and is engaged in teaching and research activities in purchasing and supply management (“procurement”). It aims to be a preeminent management research group impacting the community of researchers, students, and practitioners interested in procurement and the management of upstream supply chains.

The chair is sponsored by Bilfinger SE, the German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME e.V.), Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Hilti AG, KSB AG, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, SAP SE, SEW Eurodrive, and Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Germany.

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