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Prof. Dr. Horst Tempelmeier


Research interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Production planning and control
  • Layout planning of productions systems (flexible manufacturing, flow production)
  • flexible manufacturing, flow productionInventory Management
  • Productive 4.0

Selected Publications

  • Copil, K., Wörbelauer, M., Meyr, H. and Tempelmeier, H., Simultaneous lotsizing and Scheduling Problems: A Classification and Review of Models, in: OR Spectrum 2017
  • Hilger, T., Sahling, F. and Tempelmeier, H., Capacitated dynamic production and remanufacturing planning under demand and return uncertainty, in: OR Spectrum 2016
  • Tempelmeier, H. and Copil, K., Capacitated lot sizing with parallel machines, sequence-dependent setups and a common setup operator, in : OR Spectrum 2016
  • Tempelmeier, H. and Bantel, O., Integrated Optimization of safety stock and transportation capacity, in: European Journal of Operational Research 2015
  • Tempelmeier, H. and Hilger, T., Linear programming models for a stochastic dynamic capacitated lot sizing problem, in: Computers & Operations Research 2015
  • Tempelmeier, H., A multi-level inventory system with a make-to-order supplier, in: International Journal of Production Research, 2013
  • Lagershausen, S., Manitz, M., Tempelmeier, H, Performance analysis of closed-loop assembly lines with general processing times and finite buffer spaces, in: IIE Transactions, 2013
  • Manitz, M., Tempelmeier, H., The variance of inter-departure times of the output of an assembly line with finite buffers, converging flow of material, and general service times, in: OR Spectrum, 2012
  • Tempelmeier, H., A Column Generation Heuristic for Dynamic Capacitated Lot Sizing with Random Demand under a Fill Rate Constraint, in: Omega, 2011
  • Tempelmeier, H., Fischer, L.,Approximation of the probability distribution of the customer waiting time under an (r, s, q) inventory policy in discrete time, in: International Journal of Production Research, 2010

You can find further publications here.


2020 Senior Professor,
Area Supply Chain Management,
University of Cologne
1993 - 2020

Institute Director of Department of Supply Chain Management and Production,
University of Cologne

1988 - 1993 Professor,
TU Braunschweig, Germany
1983 - 1988 Professor,
TU Darmstadt, Germany
1982 State doctorate,
University of Trier, Germany
1979 Dr. rer.pol.,
University of Trier, Germany
1977 Dipl.-Oec.,
Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany