Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier holds a Ph.D. degree from the Wharton School and a Dual Masters degree in Business Administration and Computer Science / Operations Research from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. From 1990-1993, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in Production Management and International Business at University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Management. In 1992, he joined Hewlett-Packard’s Strategic Planning and Modeling Group as Resident Faculty. Since 1993, he is appointed as Chaired Professor in Production Management at WHU’s Otto Beisheim School of Management. His research interests are, among others, strategy deployment in organizations, global supply chain management, online retailing and supply chain finance. Professor Huchzermeier has published in top-ranked journals such as Management Science, Marketing Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production & Operations Management and Harvard Business Review, received numerous international academic and practice awards, frequently teaches at international business schools (e.g., Wharton and Kobe in 2018), and acts as senior editor for two departments of the FT-ranked journal Production & Operations Management. He published three books on Industrial Excellence and Management-Quality and developed innovative executive education programs, e.g., on Strategy Deployment and Employee Engagement, Omni-Channel Management as well as Supply Chain Finance. He is frequently featured in the international business press. Since 1995, he co-directs the INSEAD-WHU Industrial Excellence Award for Digital Enterprises and Startups in eight of Europe’s largest economies, supported by renowned media partners and more than ten leading business schools. Presently, he also serves as co-chairman of the Academic Partnership of GS1 Germany. Former alumni of the chair teach and research at leading institutions, among others, in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Fontainebleau near Paris, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Berlin, Cologne and Vallendar.