New Professor on the UniTyLab Team

New Professor on the UniTyLab Team
UniTyLab from Heilbronn University welcomes Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annett Großmann.
Professor Doctor-Engineer Annett Grossmann studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Chemnitz, specializing in business organization, ergonomics, and logistics. Before her studies, she completed vocational training as a toolmaker in conjunction with a general university entrance qualification.

After graduating, Professor Grossmann worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Ergonomics at the University of Kassel. During this time, she was also a scholarship holder under the Hessian Law for the Promotion of Young Scientists (Talent Promotion).

At the University of Kassel, Prof. Grossmann is engaged, among other things, in the flexibilization of quality management systems within the framework of the introduction of ISO 9000ff. She completed her doctorate as Doctor Engineer. with the title „Flexible Quality Management System for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises“ in 1998 with the rating „very good“. Another focus of her work was the acquisition, processing, coordination, and management of research and consulting projects.

From 1998 to 2005, Professor Grossmann worked as Purchasing and Quality Manager in Houston, TX, USA in the American branch of a German manufacturer of industrial valves and coordinated procurement and distribution logistics as well as quality management. Due to the language skills gained there, Professor Grossmann also supervises bachelor’s and master’s theses in English.

From 2005 to 2015 she was head of the International Purchasing department at AKG Verwaltungsgesellschaft in Hofgeismar, Hesse, where she was responsible for the organization of supply chain management for international procurement projects, e.g. in Turkey, India, China, and South Africa, as well as the coordination of procurement logistics and materials management for suppliers from low-wage countries. Another focus was on projects to optimize dispatch logistics.

In September 2015 Prof. Großmann followed the call to the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences and holds the professorship for Business Organization and Technical Logistics. Her lectures focus on the following areas:

  • Quality, environmental and energy management
  • Occupational safety and ergonomics
  • Practice-oriented management concepts
  • Company organization

Her research focuses on the connection between people and logistics, including the human-oriented and demographically sensitive design of logistics processes.

Further information can be found on her university profile.

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