Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Trends in Production (WP)(E) (WP)*

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• We know global trends in various industries and can qualify them.
• Know what a trend matrix is and can evaluate it for trends.
• Be able to comprehensively work out new trends and analyze their impact, e.g. on production.
• Can describe actions related to trends.
• Know the importance of sustainability for the entire company.
• We know the possibilities of implementing sustainability in everyday life.
• Can implement strategies and tools.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Current, influential trends will be presented and discussed in this course. This ensures that students have their finger on the pulse of the times with their respective specializations.
• Best Practices and Impact of Global Requirements
• Changes brought about by new integrated global networks, technological developments
• Current organizational forms (e.g. hybrid, fluid)
• New Work Models
• Sustainability management
• Circular economy

recommended or required reading

• depending on the trends in focus
• Use of the "trend radar" instrument

assessment methods and criteria

final written Exam

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semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

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

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable