Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Information Systems in Production (WP) (WP)*

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• Able to analyze and structure business processes in production.
• Identify actual data and interfaces can accommodate it.
• Review best practices in production processes.
• Can verify organizational forms and data in the system.
• Can optimize processes through system support and apply modern methods (e.g. Lean, Kanban, ...) with system support.
• Recognize interfaces internally and externally, can analyze and classify them.
• Can capture data structures.
• Can ensure quality requirements when introduced.
• Know and analyze the necessary organizational requirements for successful e-business and the use of systems such as MES, ERP, PP.
• Know sub-areas of e-business such as e-commerce, e-marketing, e-procurement

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Best Practice Processes and KPIs for Production
• Product Lifecycle Management
• Production planning and control
• Corporate Structures and Master Data Structures
• Support by ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems
• Integration of SCM (Supply Chain Management) and CRM (Customer Relations Management) with production and MES systems
• Support methods for optimizing production through information systems, including web applications and mobile devices
• E-skills: e-marketing mix, e-procurement, e-commerce
• Organizational requirements for digital and online processes
• Analysis and optimization of processes and key figures in e-business
• Use of appropriate tools and methods to gain insights and identify potential for improvement

recommended or required reading

• 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 Berlin
• Sendler, Wawer (2007): CAD und PDM: Prozessoptimierung durch Integration, 2. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München

• Engelharf, Magerhans (2022) Ecommerce klipp&klar, Ed.1, 2019, Springer Gabler Wiesbaden
• Heinmannn (2020): B2B eCommerce Grundlagen, Geschäftsmodelle, und Best Practices, Springer, Gabler Verlag Wiesbaden
• Deges (2019) Grundlagen des E-commerce, Springer Gabler Verlag Wiesbaden.
• Hanlon, A. (2019). Digital marketing: Strategic planning & integration. London, UK: SAGE Publications.
• Heinemann, G. (2019). Der neue Online-Handel: Geschäftsmodelle, Geschäftssysteme und Benchmarks im E-Commerce. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

Project documentation and final presentation, final report

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eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

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

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable