Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Information Systems in Product Development (WP)

level of course unit cycle bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Analyze and structure business processes of product development.
• Record actual data and identify interfaces.
• Check best practices.
• Verify organizational forms and data in the system.
• Optimize product development processes through system support and apply modern methods.
• Evaluate and analyze product data and prepare it for transfer to production.
• Classify the basic functions of production data management.
• Identify interfaces to other systems (e.g. CAD, Office, assemblies, ...).
• and analyze them.
• Evaluate CAx (computer-aided) data.
• Understand the introduction of a PDM system.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Best practice processes and KPIs for product development
• Authorization concept
• Product lifecycle management
• Product data management (PDM) - various systems
• Interfaces CAD, PDM, PLM and ERP
• Product development system, Windchill
• Production planning and control
• Support through ERP Enterprise resource planning systems
• Special features of SCM Supply Chain Management during product development
• Influence of customers on product development viewed under consideration of Customer Relation Management (CRM)
• Effects of integration and networking on product development (smart products)
• Application integration, long-term archiving

recommended or required reading

• Sendler, Wawer (2011): Von PDM zu PLM, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
• Gudehus (2012): Logistik 1: Grundlagen, Verfahren und Strategien, 4. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Gudehus (2012): Logistik 2: Netzwerke, Systeme und Lieferketten, 4. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin
• Morgan, Liker (2006): The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process and Technology, Productivity Press
• Scheer, et al. (2005): Prozessorientiertes Product Lifecycle Management, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Sendler, Wawer (2007): CAD und PDM: Prozessoptimierung durch Integration, 2. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
• Gebhardt (2007): Generative Fertigungsverfahren, 3. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Project documentation and final presentation, final report

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated lecture

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

work placement(s)

not applicable