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Head of Chair



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Dust

chair: quality strategy and quality competence

phone: +49 30 314 - 26856

fax: +49 30 314 - 79685


room: PTZ 404

office hours
by arrangement


Prof. Dust manages the established chair of "quality strategy and quality competence" at the Technical University Berlin (TU) since October 2014. Establishing the endowed chair, the German association of the automotive industry (VDA) aims to secure new technologies, global supply chains and future business models in the automotive industry. Previously, he taught and conducted research at the university of Heilbronn as professor of supply chain management.

Prof. Dust studied aerospace technology at the TU Berlin. Quality management methods in the product development process were already topic in his dissertation at the university of the Bundeswehr in Munich.

He was 15 years in leading position in development and purchasing at the BMW Group (Munich), Porsche AG (Stuttgart) and Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting (Sindelfingen) and was responsible for numerous projects in  European countries, North America and Asia.

He is a board member of the BME of Heilbronn-Hohenlohe rather or Berlin Brandenburg region. In addition, he has worked as an advisor in the automotive supply industry.

Since May 2015, he is head for the Knowledge Transfer Industry and Science.

Career progression

Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting
Principal Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Porsche AG
Strategic purchase, Head of Supply Chain Management 

BMW Group
Materials management/Quality management purchased parts, advisor supplier development project Rolls-Royce, manager information/communication electric/electronics, development electric/electronic, team leader for central display- and operating systems

Universität der Bundeswehr München
Institute of industrial information processes, research assistant and thesis

Technische Universität Berlin
Study transport systems, aeronautics and astronautics, tutor for design and machine elements

Additional qualifications

Management School St. Gallen
Financial management for executives

Fernuniversität Hagen

Immersion course business economics

Institute of Management, FU Berlin
Personnel management

Malik Managementzentrum St. Gallen
Consultant qualification

Certification SPICE Assessor in accord with ISO/IEC 15504



Dust, Robert; Gürtler, Benjamin; Weyand, Felix (2011). Machtverhältnisse im Wandel - Bestehende Zusammenarbeitsmodelle zwischen OEMs und Zulieferern auf dem Prüfstand. Beschaffung aktuell. Konradin-Verlag Robert Kohlhammer GmbH, 8-9.


Dust, Robert; Gürtler, Benjamin; Goldschmidt, Jan P. (2010). Total Supplier Risk Monitoring - Datenqualität als zwingende Grundlage einer effektiven Lieferantenbewertung. Quality Engineering. Konradin-Verlag Robert Kohlhammer GmbH, 10-11.

Dust, Robert; Schneider, Karen (2010). Wo Potenziale im Lieferantenmanagement ruhen. Im Netzwerk schlummert die Rendite. QZ - Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit. Carl Hanser Verlag, 27-30.

Dust, Robert; Gleinser, Martina; Gürtler, Benjamin (2010). Total Supplier Risk Monitoring - Lieferfähigkeit präventiv absichern. MQ Management und Qualität, 27-29.



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Head of the Chair

Prof. Dr.-Ing Robert Dust
+49 30 314 - 26856
Room PTZ 404


Dipl. Des. Elke Hammann
Quality Strategy and Quality Competence
sec. PTZ 10
Room PTZ 403
Pascalstraße 8-9
10587 Berlin
+49 30 314 - 23788

Monday 9.30-15.00
Tuesday 9.30-15.00
Thursday 9.30-15.00