Prof. Dr. Julia Arlinghaus is head of the Chair for Production Systems and Automation at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in personal union with the head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF. Previously, she held the Chair of Management for Industry 4.0 at RWTH Aachen University – Germany’s first chair explicitly dedicated to the management of the fourth industrial revolution.
Julia Arlinghaus studied industrial engineering with a focus on production technology and process engineering at the University of Bremen and the University of Tokyo, Japan. She received her doctorate in 2011 from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, with a focus on Business Innovation and the integration of intermodal transport in retail supply chains. She then worked as a consultant for operational excellence and lean management at Porsche Consulting until 2013, when she was appointed professor for the optimization of networks in production and logistics at Jacobs University Bremen. Prof. Arlinghaus’ research is characterized by a high degree of practical orientation and interdisciplinarity. This includes active and close cooperation with numerous industrial and logistics companies, including Daimler AG, Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG, REHAU, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and international scientists from mathematics, physics, biology, information technology and psychology.
Her research focuses on the design and implementation of production planning and control systems as well as the design of supply chains in developing countries.