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
Best practice processes and KPIs for product development
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
course unit code
type of course unit
Compulsory according to chosen specialisation
mode of delivery