Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Trends in Production (WP)(E) (WP)*

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Understand the history of the product processes and the current status (PLM, PPS, CIM, etc.).
• Recognize the current challenges of the market and be able to implement production requirements.
• Analyze current trends with regard to their impact on production (automation, networking).
• Identify and derive new, global methods of production and identify the effects on innovative production.
• Identify current trends in production.
• Describe the impact of these trends on production.
• Define actions regarding these trends.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Current, influential trends in production will be presented and discussed during this course. This ensures that the students have their finger on the pulse of the times with their respective specialization.
• Best practices in production
• Production process and impact of global requirements
• Changes in the production process through new integrated global networks, technical developments (e.g. automated Lean, Kanban, ...)
• KPIs in modern production
• Methods and modern tools in production

recommended or required reading

To determine depending on the established trend

assessment methods and criteria

final written Exam

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number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


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planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Claudia Van der Vorst, MBA

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable