The course covers basics of production theory and management. Within a system- and process-oriented framework, it deals with both essential models and concepts of traditional production and cost theory (activity-analytical modelling, dominance concept, production functions, success functions, learning curve effects) and fundamental aspects of production planning and control (programme planning, material requirements planning and cost calculation, lot sizing, capacity adjustment).
The predominantly formally oriented course is based on the following textbook, which is supplemented by an exercise book with solutions:
- Dyckhoff, H.: Produktionstheorie, 5th ed., Berlin et al. 2006.
- Dyckhoff, H./Ahn, H./Souren, R.: Übungsbuch Produktionswirtschaft, 4th ed., Berlin et al. 2004.
In addition to lecture classes, the most important models and methods are also dealt within exercise classes. A case study introduces main production problems at the start of the seminars. Smaller exercises, which mostly correspond to old exams, are also dealt within the exercises. In addition, a selection of larger exercises for self-study are recommended to the students.
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 5296)
Subject of the course are models, procedures and algorithms of tactical and operative production planning in the context of Production Planning (PPS) or Advanced Planning (APS) systems (demand forecasts, lot size planning, order release, capacity balancing, machine allocation planning, transport planning and routing, etc.).
The predominantly formally oriented course is based, among other things, on the following textbooks on operative production management, which are supplemented at the beginning of each chapter by further references:
- Günther, H.-O./Tempelmeier, H.: Produktion und Logistik, 8th ed., Berlin et al. 2009.
- Fandel, G./Fistek, A./Stütz, S.: Produktionsmanagement, 2nd ed., Berlin et al. 2011.
- Tempelmeier, H.: Materiallogistik, 7th ed., Berlin et al. 2008.
In addition to lecture classes, the most important procedures are also covered in small tasks in exercise class. Moreover, the comprehensive case study "Hemdenfein GmbH" is intended to clarify the overall context of PPS and APS systems in more detail.
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 5297)
The old course Supply Chain Management 1 will be offered integratively in the winter semester 2021/22 as part of the course Supply Chain and Closed Loop Management. Current information will be announced via the Moodle system of this course.
Lecture subject are topics of closed-loop production and innovation as they are dealt with in the research field of closed-loop management (reverse logistics). In addition to the question of how cycles can be closed through new processes, the aspect of cycle-compatible product innovations is also dealt with integratively. In the course, first some important basics of closed-loop management (concept of sustainable development, legal framework) and then structural and conceptual features of closed-loop management in industrial enterprises (closed-loop models, recycling options, closed-loop product innovations, etc.) will be taught. The focus is then on production-economic and logistical models and procedures for solving specific sub-problems (dismantling planning, sorting analysis, coordinated route planning on the way there and back, inventory management in reusable systems, location planning in recycling networks).
The event will cover both verbal-argumentative and formal content. As there is currently no comprehensive textbook on circular flow management, the course is based on current literature contributions, which are made available in a copy folder. The teaching of the subject matter is supplemented by several case studies that relate to practical closed-loop systems (single-use and reusable packaging cycle, cycle of end-of-life electronic products). In addition, smaller exercises as well as predominantly old written examinations are dealt with in the exercise.
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 6264)
Students have acquired detailed knowledge of inter- and intra-company production and logistics management and are able to apply it in supply chain management and analogous issues of circular economy. They have become familiar with the essential design aspects of long-term customer-oriented product(ion) program planning and have acquired comprehensive knowledge of models for the design of logistical network structures, for site location planning and for the design and planning of different production and material flow concepts and systems. In the lecture courses, they have learned a variety of planning procedures that they can relate to both the outbound route of production and distribution and the return route (collection and reduction processes). Hence, they are able to differentiate between them. Through exercise course, students have acquired the ability to independently apply the aspects covered in the lecture by means of small exercises and comprehensive case studies. In doing so, they observe comments and advice of the tutor and their fellow students.
No single textbook that covers all topics to a sufficient extent, but excerpts from various textbooks as well as journal articles recommended and partly provided via Moodle; details on core literature at the beginning of each chapter
Important supporting literature:
- Chopra, S.: Supply Chain Management, 7th ed., Harlow 2019
- Heizer, J./Render, B./Munson, C.: Principles of Operations Management, 11th ed., Harlow 2021
- Ivanov, D./Tsipoulanidis, A./Schönberger, J.: Global Supply Chain and Operations Management, Switzerland 2017
- Jacobs, F.R./Chase, J.B.: Operations and Supply Chain Management, 16th ed., New York 2021
- Min, H.: The Essentials of Supply Chain Management, USA 2015
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 200765)
The course conveys the basic knowledge of project management. In addition to conceptual basics, this includes instruments for the different project phases and for different types of projects (as-is analysis, idea generation and solution design as well as evaluation and selection). The course also focuses on the instrument of the network planning technique, which is used in different groups of procedures (deterministic and stochastic network planning technique in different forms of presentation) for project planning and control.
The course deals with both verbal-argumentative and formal contents. Core literature is always given for the individual chapters. The course is based on various textbooks and supplementary literature. A good overview of project management (and in particular the network planning technique) is provided by the following books, among others:
- Clements, J./Gido, J.: Effective Project Management, 5th ed., Canada 2012.
- Corsten, H./Corsten, H./Gössinger, R.: Projektmanagement, 2nd ed., München 2008.
- Schwarze, J.: Projektmanagement mit Netzplantechnik, 9th ed., Herne/Berlin 2006.
- Schwarze, J.: Übungen zur Netzplantechnik, 4th ed., Herne/Berlin 2006.
- Zimmermann, J./Stark, C./Rieck, J.: Projektplanung: Modelle, Methoden, Management, 2nd ed., Berlin et al. 2010.
In addition to the teaching of the material, smaller exercises and old written examinations are dealt with in the seminar.
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 6267)
The subject of the lecture are concepts and instruments of moral business management. Students who successfully complete this course know the essential interrelationships of different basic moral theories (egoism, utilitarianism, ethics of duty and virtue, ethics of justice) and can apply them to different business management issues (human resource management, product and innovation management, marketing, global value creation management). They have a deeper understanding of different business ethics principles (sustainability, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, etc.) and instruments (sustainability reports, codes of conduct, etc.) and can classify them in an actor- and process-oriented relationship structure, which in particular addresses the responsibility of different economic actors.
In addition to acquiring knowledge of business ethics, the course also enables students to discuss practical business problems in a well-founded manner and to weigh up various arguments. This is ensured by working through numerous case studies that accompany the individual chapters. Accordingly, the course requires a high level of commitment from the students, which is revealed not only through participation in class hours but also through extensive reading of central literature contributions.
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 101442)
The course conveys basic terms, concepts and decision facts of business administration. In addition to selected basics from general business administration, the course deals with important planning models and instruments of the sub-disciplines of business administration. Production management & logistics, internal and external accounting, marketing and business finance are discussed and the basic principles of market-oriented product development and project management are taught. Students are thus given an overview of business planning and crucial tasks, which enables them to make scientifically reflected decisions.
The course "Fundamentals of Business Administration" contains the four modules/courses:
- Fundamentals of Business Administration: Core Functions of Business Administration (KFT)
Scope of work: 5 LP, 23 dates/events
- Fundamentals of Business Administration: Value Creation Management (WSM)
Scope of work: 3 LP, 16 dates/events
- Fundamentals of Business Administration: Project Management & Organization (PJMO)
Scope of work: 2 LP, 10 dates/events
- Fundamentals of Business Administration: Value Creation and Project Management (WSPM)
Scope of work: 5 LP, 23 dates/events
The course provides in-depth knowledge in the field of logistics management, including its strategic, tactical, and operational dimension. The course classifies essential design aspects of lean production and logistics processes within supply chain management.
Building on these fundamental aspects, the students acquire comprehensive knowledge in planning and control of both logistics and production systems. They are familiar with contemporary challenges in coordination multi-national supply chains. Based on fundamental design principles, types of process related inefficiencies (so called kinds of waste, Muda, Mura, Muri) can be identified, methods and tools forming improved, stabilized processes can be applied, following the Line-Back-Planning approach. Both intercompany transportation and delivery concepts as well as internal material and information flows are covered.
While introducing case studies and exemplary exercises, students gain the ability to independently apply the principles covered.
The course is based on various literature; complete coverage by one or a few textbooks is not possible. A good overview is provided by the following books, among others:
- Ihme, J.: Logistik im Automobilbau. Logistikkomponenten und Logistiksysteme im Fahrzeugbau, München, Wien 2006.
- Klug, F.: Logistikmanagement in der Automobilindustrie, 2nd ed., Heidelberg 2018.
- Liker, J. K.: Der Toyota Weg: 14 Managementprinzipien des weltweit erfolgreichsten Automobilkonzerns, 8th ed., München 2013.
- Pfohl, H.-C.: Logistiksysteme. Betriebswirtschaftliche Grundlagen, 9th ed., Heidelberg et al. 2018.
- Schneider, H. M.; Fischäder, H.; Kobe, T.; Rücker, T.: Produktion und Logistik international tätiger Unternehmen, Ilmenau 2012.
The course is offered regularly in the summer semester. The relevant content is examined in the form of an oral examination.
Modultafel of TU Ilmenau (Module number 101928)