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Prof. Dr. Justus Arne Schwarz

Prof. Dr. Justus Arne Schwarz is a full professor for production management at the University of Regensburg. He graduated with a diploma in industrial engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and an M.S. in engineering and technology management from Portland State University. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim in 2016 for his thesis on the analysis of buffer allocations in time-dependent and stochastic flow lines.  He then served as assistant professor in the area of operations management at the Business School of the University of Mannheim.  Moreover, he led a subproject of the Productive 4.0 project  that was funded by the EU and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. He completed several research stays as visiting scholar at the Koc University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Office hour

During the teaching period Tuesdays 16:30-17:30 (registration required).


Phone: +49 (0)941 943 - 2277

Fax:     +49 (0)941 943 - 2828

E-mail: ProductionManagement@ur.de

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Research interests

  • Data-driven production management
  • Business analytics for stochastic and non-stationary systems
  • Sales and operations planning

Awards and Grants

  • Excellence in teaching award 2022 awarded by the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Management Information Systems, University of Regensburg
  • Best Reviewer Award 2021 awarded by Omega: The International Journal of Management Science
  • Südwestmetall Förderpreis 2016, awarded by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Employers Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry,  for the Ph.D. thesis Analysis of buffer allocations in time-dependent and stochastic flow lines
  • Awards for the diploma thesis Modellierung einer Serienfertigung mit Kanban-Heijunka-Steuerung und Materialbereitstellung über Milkrun-Zyklen (Modeling of a Heijunka leveled Kanban controlled production system, with auxiliary materials distributed by Milkrun cycles)
    • Bundesvereinigung Logistik: Thesis Award 2012
    • Camelot Innovative Value Chain Thesis Award 2012
    • Gesellschaft für Produktionsmanagement Thesis Award 2012
    • Dieter Arnold Preis 2012, awarded by the Wissenschaftliche Studiengesellschaft für Fördertechnik Karlsruhe e.V.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2009-2010
  • Scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2006-2011

Chair of Production Management


Prof. Dr. Justus Arne Schwarz


Stefanie Heitzer

Building: RW(S) Room:142
Tel.: +49 (0)941 943 - 2277
Fax: +49 (0)941 943 - 2828 ProductionManagement@ur.de