Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Information Systems in Product Development

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
 analyse and structure business processes of product development.
 integrate acutal data and identify interfaces.
 test best practices.
 verify organisational forms and data in the system.
 optimise product development processes using system support and they apply modern
 assess and analyse product data and are able to use it for the transfer to produc-tion.
 classify the basic functions of production data management.
 to identify and analyze interfaces in comparison to other systems (e.g. CAD, Of-fice,
assembly units, etc.)
 evaluate data of CAX (computer aided).
 understand the introduction of PDM systems.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

 Best practice processes and KPIs for product development
 Authorisation concept
 Product lifecycle management
 Product data management (PDM) – different systems
 Interfaces CAD, PDM, PLM and ERP
 Product development system, Windchill
 Production planning and monitoring
 Support thanks to ERP (Enterprise Resourse Planning) systems
 Special characteristics of SCM (Supply Chain Management) in product develop-ment
 Influence of customers on product development considering customer relation management
 Consequences of integration and interrelatedness 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
 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
 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

Practice-based project work, presentationa and report

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory according to chosen specialisation

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable