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 are able to:
• Analyze and structure business processes in production.
• Record actual data and identify interfaces.
• Verify best practices in production processes.
• Verify organizational forms and data in the system.
• Optimize processes through system support and apply modern methods (e.g. Lean, Kanban, ...) with system support.
• Identify, analyze and classify interfaces internally and externally.
• Record data structures.
• Ensure quality requirements during implementation.
• Be familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of different providers.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Best practice processes and KPIs for production
• Authorization concept
• Product lifecycle management
• Production planning and control
• Enterprise structures and master data structures.
• Support through ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems
• Integration of SCM (Supply Chain Management) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) with the production process
• Support methods for optimizing production through information systems, including web applications and mobile devices.
• Reporting
• Design and customizing of the system to ensure quality and integration
• Application integration, long-term archiving

recommended or required reading

• Gudehus (2012): Logistics 1: Grundlagen, Verfahren und Strategien, 4th Edition, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Gudehus (2012): Logistics 2: Netzwerke, Systeme und Lieferketten, 4th Edition, Springer Verlag Berlin
• 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 and PDM: Prozessoptimierung durch Integration, 2nd Edition, Carl Hanser Publisher Munich
• Gebhardt (2007): Generative Fertigungsverfahren, 3rd Edition, Carl Hanser Publisher Munich

assessment methods and criteria

Project documentation and final presentation, final report

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


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