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Production Management (WP)(E) (WP)*

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
• Analyze core processes in the production area and can evaluate their status.
• By defining goals by means of suitable key figures and using methods/tools (QM approaches), they can track them.
• Are able to derive measures against the background of the interconnectedness of the core processes and interpret their effects.
• Know the difference between management and leadership with strategies and their tasks
• Skills in management techniques (leadership methods and lean leadership).
• Key performance indicator systems and management tools (e.g. scorecards, portfolio matrix, etc.).
• The impact of digitalization on customers, competition, products and services.
• Know the basics of the change in companies (structure, leadership, culture, etc.) that is triggered by digitalization.
• Know the importance of the employee and tasks in HR management for manufacturing companies.
• Know the essential strategic and operational measures for the analysis and implementation of entrepreneurial change processes.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Core processes in the production area
• Challenges in the production area against the background of existing market requirements
• Levels of production management (strategic, tactical, operational) such as location decision, in-house/third-party production, order management, work system design, production planning and control (PPS), personnel management
• Lean Management
• Interaction between man and machine
• Management of the production area with qualitative and quantitative approaches (QM approaches)
• Definition and characteristics of leadership
• Overview of Leadership Theories, Leadership: Performance; leadership success; leadership efficiency; Leadership Effectiveness
• The implementation of leadership approaches in organizations will be discussed and reflected on the basis of case studies
• Motivating work design (Job Rotation, Job Enlargement, Job Enrichment)
• Modern working world and digitalization

recommended or required reading

• Gummersbach, et al. (2012): Produktionsmanagement: Lehr- und Nachschlage-werk, 5. Aufl., Verlag Handwerk und Technik Hamburg
• Schmid, et al. (2013): Produktionsorganisation: Qualitätsmanagement und Pro-duktpolitik, 8. Aufl., EUROPA Lehrmittelverlag Haan
• Schuh, Schmidt (2014): Produktionsmanagement: Handbuch Produktion und Ma-nagement 5, 2. Aufl., Springer Vieweg Verlag Wiesbaden
• Abele, Kluge (2010): Handbuch globale Produktion, 2. Aufl., Carl Hanser Verlag München
• Brucker-Kley, Elke, (2018) Kundennutzen durch digitale Transformation- Business Model- Management Studie. Status quo und Erfolgsmuster, Cham Springer Nature
• Urbach, Nils; Röglinger, Maximilian (Ed.): Digitalization Cases: How Organizations Rethink Their Business for the Digital Age. Springer (latest edition)
• Heerwagen Silke, (2023) Digitale Transformation wirksam gestalten, Handlungsimpulse für Strategie, Struktur, Führung und Kultur. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
• Maximini, D. (2022) Agile Leadership in Practice: Applying Management 3.0, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
• Northhouse, P. G. (2018). Leadership: Theory and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Western, S. (2019). Leadership: A critical text. London, UK: SAGE Publications.
Western, S., & Garcia, E.-J. (2018). Global leadership perspectives: Insights and analysis. London, UK: SAGE Publications

assessment methods and criteria

final presentation and written final exam

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Kammermeier, MSc

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)

not applicable