Engineering and Production Management

Operation of Production Facilities

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Evaluation and selection of manufacturing processes considering product quality, batch size and company structure
• Energy and material usage of different production processes
• Methods to optimize the manufacturing process of new products on existing production facilities
• Concepts for flexible solutions in production systems
• Low Cost Intelligent Automation for manufacturing and assembly
• Production facilities and Industry 4.0
• Start-up and optimization measures during start-up
• Transition to normal operation
• Project "case studies from training companies" of flexible solutions in production

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:
• Apply methods for the evaluation and selection of production processes, taking into account product characteristics, batch size and company structure
• Estimate and compare the energy and materials usage in different production processes
• Apply structured methods to optimize the manufacturing processes of new products in existing production facilities
• Design concepts for Flexible Solutions in production systems and Low-Cost Intelligent Automation Solutions for production and assembly
• Characterize proceedings an Problems of the Start of Production (SoP) of production facilities and develop optimization measures
• Develop organizational and methodological prerequisites for Industrie 4.0 concepts in various production sectors and evaluate the resulting economic advantages and disadvantages

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; H.-P. Wiendahl, J. Reichardt, P. Nyhuis: Handbuch Fabrikplanung: Konzept, Gestaltung und Umsetzung wandlungsfähiger Produktionsstätten; 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

Basic knowledge in the area of production plants and plant operation

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams