Technische Universität Darmstadt

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Technische Universität Darmstadt

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Prof. Christoph Glock
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Full professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt and head of the Institute of Production and Supply Chain Management.

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Heiko Diefenbach
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Postgraduate and employed research associate at the Institute of Production and Supply Chain Management at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

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Organization

Technische Universität Darmstadt is one of the leading technical universities in Germany. The university consists of 13 departments and offers 112 degree programs for its 26,360 students. Currently, 306 professors and 2,450 research assistants conduct research at TU Darmstadt. The university strives to provide international leadership in the increasingly important fields of energy and mobility, information and communications, and construction and housing. Within the TU group of leading technical universities in Germany, TU Darmstadt contributes to developing excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, nationwide. Within TU Darmstadt, the Department of Law and Economics serves as an interface between economics, law, computer science, and engineering. The department consequently initiates and fosters interdisciplinary research. In this context, scientists of the department investigate the economic potential of technological innovations and analyse how legal regulations may impact the application of such innovations The Institute of Production and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) actively engages in national and international collaborations with leading researchers in the field and ensures the practical applicability of its research in cooperation with companies from the Rhine-Main metropolitan area and on an international level.

Role in MAIA

The research group at Technical University of Darmstadt is led by Prof. Dr. Christoph Glock, who is the head of the Institute of Production and Supply Chain Management. This group provides specialized knowledge on the development of mathematical decision support models for production and logistics to the MAIA project. Prof. Dr. Christoph Glock has worked together with researchers from several other disciplines, such as ergonomics, to integrate interdisciplinary methods into new managerial decision support approaches. Their work seeks for a paradigmatic change that managerial research in production and logistics needs integrated planning approaches that do not solely minimize cost parameters, but that also consider the implications on human workers. Considering human factors in the design and planning of production and logistics processes can help to increase performance, result in fewer errors and thus higher service levels and, most of all, contribute to less work-related illness and higher workplace quality and worker well-being.