Trends in Production
level of course unit
First cycle, Bachelor
Learning outcomes of course unit
Students are able to:
understand the history of product processes and present-day standards (PLM, PPS, CIM,…).
identify current market challenges and implement the respective requirements for production.
analyse current trends and their consequences on production (automation, inter-
identify and derive new, global production methods and to identify consequences on an
identify current trends in production.
describe the consequences of these trends on production.
define measures with regard to these trends.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Current, influential trends in production are presented and discussed in this course. This
ensures that students consolidate knowledge in the respective field of specialisation with the
Best practices in production
Production process and consequences caused by global requirements
Changes in the production process caused by new integrated global networks, technical
developments (e.g. automated lean, kanban, etc.)
KPIs in modern production
Methods and modern tools in production
recommended or required reading
assessment methods and criteria
Exam, if applicable project 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