Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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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
innovative production.
 identify current trends in production.
 describe the consequences of these trends on production.
 define measures with regard to these trends.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

 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
latest knowledge.
 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

not applicable

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

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