Supply Chain Management: Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring

Welcome to the Chair of Supply Chain Management at the University of Kassel.
On the next webpages you will find information on the team, our research and teaching.

The team at the Chair of Supply Chain Management welcomes Prof. Dr. Mark Heuer , Susqhehanna University, USA as visiting reseacher from May to July 2016. Prof. Heuer is teaching a class on "Business and Social Responsibility".

The publications of Prof. Seuring and his team are continously well cited. Recently, the H-Index of Prof. Seuring reached 40.

On Mai 11, 2016 the faculty council of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Kassel awarded Dr. Marcus Brandenburg the habilitation.
Dr. Brandenburg submitted a habilitation dissertation with the title "Quantitative Models for Sustainable Supply Chain Management" and gave a habilitation lecture on May 3rd on the topic "Analyzing the financial implications of operations management by secondary data".

Prof. Stefan Seuring visited the University of Sheffield on 13th and 14th of April 2016 and gave a guest lecture on "Managing social issues and base-of-the pyramid from a Supply Chain Perspective".

Prof. Stefan Seuring has been invited as keynote speaker to the Operations and Supply Chain Management Conference.
It is one of the important conferences on the topic in Asia.

European Journal of Operational Research presented the Editors’ Award for Excellence in Reviewing 2016 to Marcus Brandenburg

Marcus Brandenburg received this award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the Journal in 2015 with sincere thanks and very best wishes from the Editors of European Journal of Operational Research and the Directors of Elsevier B.V.


Computers and Operations Research awarded Marcus Brandenburg Outstanding Reviewer Status

Marcus Brandenburg is awarded this status as he is within the top 10th percentile of reviewers for this journal, in terms of the number of manuscript reviews completed in the past two years. For Computers and Operations Research, this meant a minimum of 4 reviews in two years. Since June 2015, Marcus Brandenburg generated five review reports for Computers and Operations Research.


Transportation Research Part E awarded Marcus Brandenburg Outstanding Reviewer Status

Marcus Brandenburg is awarded this status as he is within the top 10th
percentile of reviewers for the Journal, in terms of the number of
manuscript reviews completed in the last two years. Since April 2014,
Marcus Brandenburg generated eleven review reports for Transportation
Research Part E.


We are happy to welcome two guests in the winter semester:
Dr. Kristina Petljak from Zagreb, Croatia, who is teaching Retail Supply Chain Management at the moment. She will be our guest till 03.12.2015.
Green-Talent-scholar Martin Agyemang, PhD student from Ghana, who will be staying till 15.01.2016.

New paper published:
Brandenburg, M. (2015): Supply chain efficiency, value creation and the economic crisis – An empirical assessment of the European automotive industry 2002-2010. International Journal of Production Economics, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.07.039

!!!Änderung - Räume Prozessmanagementklausur (22.10.2015):
Die Klausur wird im HS5 (R.1101) und HS3 (R.1135) des Campus Center stattfinden.

Prof. Seuring has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management (Emerald). The Journal is among the premier outlets for empirical research on logistics and supply chain management.

Die Klausur zu Prozessmanagement findet am 22.10.2015 statt. Uhrzeit: 16 bis 18 Uhr; Räume: Hörsaal 5 im Campus Center (R. 1101) und Hörsaal II in der Diagonale 3

WoS Highly Cited Designation:
The article Conducting content-analysis based literature reviews in supply chain management by Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring and Prof. Dr. Stefan Gold, published in 2012, has been identified by the Web of Science of as being a highly cited paper.

The article has received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year. In total, the paper has received 34 citations from journals with impact factors. It has been downloaded 2,784 times since publication.

Einsicht zur Klausur Prozessmanagement / Produktionsmanagement findet am 21.09.2015 von 9 bis 11 Uhr im Raum 2022 in der Kleinen Rosenstraße 3, 34117 Kassel statt.

New papers published:

Yawar, S.A., Seuring, S. (2015): Management of Social Issues in Supply Chains: A Literature Review Exploring Social Issues, Actions and Performance Outcomes, Journal of Business Ethics, 10.1007/s10551-015-2719-9, accepted 09.06.2015.

Freise, M., Seuring, S. (2015): Social and environmental risk management in supply chains: a survey in the clothing industry, Logistics Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-12.

Brandenburg, M.; Rebs, T. (2015): Sustainable supply chain management: a modeling per-spective. Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 229 (1), pp.213-252

check out the offered seminars and lectures in the winter term 2015/16 in the Student Portal as well as under Teaching

This paper published in 2008 has now been cited more than 1500 times against data from Google Scholar, making it the most cited paper ever published in the respective journal:

Seuring, S. and Müller, M. (2008): From a Literature Review to a Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 16, No. 15, pp. 1699-1710.

Past News

Most downloaded paper of a German scientist at sciencedirect:
The paper on sustainable supply chain management authored by Prof.
Stefan Seuring and Prof. Martin Müller, University of Ulm, is on top of
the 100 Physical Sciences articles written by Germany-based authors most
frequently downloaded from ScienceDirect since January 2005.

Two other papers of Prof. Seuring appear in the top list for social
sciences and economics.

One paper is another review on modelling sustainable supply chains,
while the second on activity based costing.

Research Publication Output recognised:
Prof. Stefan Seuring is listed on place 59 for research output in the last 5 years.
The Handelsblatt, the major daily German business newspaper, has for the third time evaluated the publication performance of German-speaking business professors. The Handelsblatt explains that a total of 2600 researchers have been evaluated. Since the list was first published in 2009, Prof. Seuring has always been listed among the top 100 researchers.

The research papers published by Prof. Stefan Seuring have reached 1000 citations for this year against data from Google Scholar.

Prof. Seuring has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal Business Research.

Prof. Seuring has been invited to give a keynote presentation at the
SIMPOI conference in Brazil in August 2014.
It is the largest conference for logistics, operations and supply chain
management in South America.


Outstanding Paper Award

Prof. Stefan Seuring and Dr. Stefan Gold (now at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland) receive the outstanding paper award of "Supply Chain Management - An International Journal" for 2013 for the paper on
"Conducting content-analysis based literature reviews in supply chain management".

Here is the link to all best paper awards from Emerald.

Science Award of the Faculty of Economics and Management for the year 2011/2012 was awarded to Dr. Marcus Brandenburg

For his excellent dissertation on "Quantitative models for value-based supply chain management" Dr. Marcus Brandenburg has been awarded with the Science Award of the Faculty of Economics and Management. Congratulations!

The dissertation was published in book form by Springer Verlag: Marcus Brandenburg "Quantitative models for value-based supply chain management"