Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

About Us

In 1929 the BWI is founded at the ETH Zurich. The focus of their activities lies on the general enterprise research. The official teaching activities begin four years later. Later, the curriculum of Industrial Engineering and Management becomes part of the curricula of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the ETH Zurich. In 1989 the course offerings at the BWI are expanded and integrated into the newly founded Department for Industrial Management and Manufacturing sciences (IIE, D-BEPR). Subsequently, in 1991, Prof. Dr. Paul Schönsleben becomes ordinary professor for the areas of Logistics, Planning and Control, and Information Management. In 2004 the D-BEPR is replaced by the MTEC Department, where Prof. Schönsleben acts as the Founding Head of the department.

Finally, the Project OPESS is launched by the Swiss Virtual Campus in cooperation with the Institute of Information Systems, University of Bern, the LGPP and LEM, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Center for Process Design of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, and Alstom Power, BC Manufacturing. The projects’ aim is to achieve an integrated approach to Web-based teaching in the field of Production Management. Special consideration is given to questions of technical and managerial concepts and to related software solutions, that have gained great significance world­wide as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems.

The actual courses were coordinated by Prof. Schönsleben and realized by his staff of scientific collaborators.


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Professorship for Logistics, Operations and SCM


ETH Zurich
Professorship for Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management,
Martina Katharina Wenger-Alack
WEV H 314
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
E-Mail Opess Team