Engineering and Production Management

Factory Planning and Simulation

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Introduction, basic concepts and layouts of modern production facilities
• Planning categories and principles, planning phases within factory planning projects
• Evaluation and selection of production facilities considering product quality, batch size and company structure
• Methods of optimizing layout, material and information flow of modern production plants
• Concepts and systems for digital factory planning
• Process simulation tools for digital factory planning
• Development of an application scenario based on industrial requirements

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:

• Use factory planning methods efficiently in the context of company tasks
• Develop concepts for future factories and expansion activities
• Identify expectations of stakeholders involved in logistics and manufacturing processes and derive action steps
• Analyze networked material flows of existing factories and develop an optimized overall layout concepts
• Develop optimal layouts for prospective production processes
• Understand and apply process simulation tools for digital factory planning

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; M. Schenk, S. Wirth, E. Müller: Fabrikplanung und Fabrikbetrieb: Methoden für die wandlungsfähige, vernetzte und ressourceneffiziente Fabrik; U. Dombrowski, T. Mielke: Ganzheitliche Produktionssysteme; R. Schmidt: Produktionsanlagen perfekt planen und beschaffen: Praxisorientierte Methoden und Techniken, untermauert mit einem Beispiel; C.-G. Grundig: Fabrikplanung: Planungssystematik - Methoden - Anwendungen; H.-P. Wiendahl, J. Reichardt, P. Nyhuis: Handbuch Fabrikplanung: Konzept, Gestaltung und Umsetzung wandlungsfähiger Produktionsstätten; G. Pawellek: Ganzheitliche Fabrikplanung: Grundlagen, Vorgehensweise, EDV-Unterstützung; B. Leyendecker, P. Pötters: Shopfloor Management: Führen am Ort des Geschehens; L. Morar, E. Westkämper: Planning and operation of production systems; T. Bauernhansl: Fabrikbetriebslehre 1 und 2;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Operation of Production Facilities

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams