The research at the Department contributes to new knowledge about planning, production and management and hereby contributes to the development of innovative decision support systems and optimisation of products and production in both the public and the private sector.

The research is carried out within the following four key areas:

  1. Development and implementation of quantitative decision support systems
  2. Product development, design and innovation
  3. Production and organisation development/development of production and organisation
  4. Transport

With these four areas as the overall focus the Department carries out research activities and assists with consulting in varies fields such as: Energy and climate, food and health, transport and logistics, construction, the service sector and knowledge intensive organisations – often in close cooperation with international research environments and industrial and public partners.

The combination of the academic competences ensures research which provide for both innovation, efficiency, competitiveness as well as sustainability, and covers the following areas which also make up the divisions and centres at the Department: