Production Management (SE)


Course lecturer:


 Wolfgang Leitner

 Franz Milkovits
Specialization AreaBusiness Management
Course numberB4.00000.00.070
Course codeLP
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

explain the most important tools of Lean Management and apply them in different company projects.
describe the main factors influencing efficient production management in the field of lean management and apply the necessary tools.

Particular focus is placed on Value Stream Mapping during project completion to emphasize the importance of overall optimization of production and quality processes.

The Toyota Production System - Prototype for Lean Production
Lean principles
Aims of Lean Production
Continuous improvement - PDCA cycles
Value Stream Mapping and design - Value Analysis/Value Engineering
Total Quality Management as an integrative framework (purchasing, suppliers, product and process design, production management, sales, service)

Key elements of Lean Production:
Reduction of production batches
Changeover reduction
Pull strategy
Kanban in the production process
The focused firm
Workplace design: work cells and cellular production
Quality in the production process (SPC, Pokayoke Functions)
Lean Production Planning and Supply Chain Planning
Production optimization and control

Ono, T. (2009): Das Toyota-Produktionssystem. Frankfurt am Main : Campus.

Nicholas, J. (2011): Lean production for competitive advantage. New York, NY: CRC Press.

Kletti, J./Schumacher, J. (2011): Die perfekte Produktion. Berlin et al.: Springer.

Rother, M./Shook, J. (2009): Learning to see. Value-stream Mapping to create value and eliminate Muda. Cambridge, Mass.: Shingo Price.
Erlach, K. (2010): Wertstromdesign - Der Weg zur schlanken Fabrik. Berlin et al.: Springer.

Kerber, B./Dreckshage, B (2011): Lean supply chain management essentials - A framework for materials managers. Boca Raton : CRC Press.

Vahrenkamp, R. (2010): von Taylor zu Toyota. Rationalisierungsdebatten im 20. Jahrhundert. Lohmar : Eul.

Dombrowski, U. (Hrsg.) (2009): Modernisierung kleiner und mittlerer Unternehmen. Heidelberg-Berlin: Springer.

Lindner, A./Becker, P. (2010): Wertstromdesign. Praxiswissen erfolgreich anwenden. München : Hanser.
Womack, J. (2004): Lean thinking - Ballast abwerfen. Frankfurt am Main: Campus.

Dickmann, P. ( 2009): Schlanke Produktion. Berlin - Heidelberg : Springer.

Seminar, guest lectures, group work;