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Welcome to the Institute of Production and Logistics Management!

We focus on quantitative methods in support of decision-making in both research and teaching in the areas of operations, logistics, and supply chain management. In addition, we focus on a wide range of topics that include sustainable location and routing problems, decision support in regard to disaster relief, developing multi-objective optimization methods, as wel as planning and controlling automated guided vehicles.

Our homepage contains information about our academic degree program, Master's degree theses, current research projects, and events.

The endowed chair "Sustainable Transportation Logistics 4.0" (ITS) has also been part of the Institute of Production and Logistics Management (PLM) since October 2018. Detailed information about the chair is available at: jku.at/its, opens an external URL in a new window



Institute of Production- and Logistics Management


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Managementzentrum, 4th floor, Trakt B, Room 406 B

Office Hours (Secretary)

Mon-Wed: 8:30 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Thurs: 1:00 - 3:30 PMr
Fri: 8:30 - 11:30 AM


+43 732 2468 5501



News & Events

News 19.12.2022

Markus Sinnl top-ranked researcher

Markus Sinnl (age 34) is among the top researchers in the ranking of all scientists in business administration in the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).

News 20.11.2022

Insights into practice: Global supply chain management at Aldi/Hofer

This week, the students of the JKU Business School received again valuable insights into global supply chain management at Aldi/Hofer as part of the "Operations and Supply Chain Management" lecture. 

[Translate to Englisch:] Vortragsfolie
News 06.10.2022

Günther Zäpfel Master's Thesis Awards 2021 and 2022

On September 27, 2022, the Günther Zäpfel Master’s Thesis Prizes were awarded for the first time.

[Translate to Englisch:] Günther-Zäpfel-Masterarbeitspreisverleihung
News 07.09.2022

Elisabeth Gaar (PLM) gets GOR Young Researchers Award 2022

The German Society for Operations Research (GOR) has awarded Elisabeth Gaar with the GOR Young Researchers Award. This prize is awarded for outstanding young researchers in the field of Operations Research whose excellence is demonstrated among others by a publication in OR Spectrum or Mathematical Methods of Operations Research.

Elisabeth Gaar has published the article "An SDP-based approach for computing the stability number of a graph" together with Melanie Siebenofer and Angelika Wiegele from the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Mathematical Methods of Operations Research in 2022. She works at the Institute of Production and Logistics Management at the Johannes Kepler University Linz for two years now. The award was given to her at the conference OR 2022 in Karlsruhe on September 7, 2022. Elisabeth Gaar has already won the ÖGOR Dissertationspreis 2018 and the ÖGOR Diplomarbeitspreis 2015, which are the awards of the Austrian OR-society for the best dissertation and master thesis in the field of OR, respectively.

„Space for top level research with close links to practical applications.“
Sophie Parragh