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 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 the management of upstream supply chains.

The chair is sponsored by BASFCLAAS, Deutsche Bahn, the German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME e.V.), Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Hilti, OMV, Roche Diagnostics, SAP and Volkswagen Group.

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Overview of our past and present research projects.


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