Production Management - Hochschule Flensburg
Prof Dr Volker LOOKS
Title of course
Date start of the course: Mid May 2021
Date end of the course: Appr. Early July
Time: To be defined
Subject area: Economy
Stud.IP and Webex
1. Terms, principles and definitions of production and the main types of production. 2. The production and its performance within a supply chain. 3. Methods for analysing a production system and its strengths and weaknesses (opportunities and risks). 4. Methods to improve the efficiency of a production (quality, time, costs). 5. Management and change of production systems.
Conditions of Participation
Business or technical background in production and/or supply chain management (or related subjects).
Lecture (online) with case study and simulations to illustrate the dynamic effects in productions and the effects of the improvement methods.
Learning outcomes / Competences
• Students know the basic functions of production and the different types of production and understand their relevance in the performance of a supply chain. They understand production as a complex system. • Students analyse the performance of a production system and identify its strengths and weaknesses. • The students develop improvement approaches and apply the essential improvement methods and then evaluate the effects of the improvement (PDCA cycle). • Students recognize the complexity of production systems and know essential management and change approaches for the operation and improvement of these systems.
Forms of examination
Case study (in team of four) and exam (option of extended case study).
Conditions for allocation of credit points
Interdisciplinary module for business students and mechanical/production engineers.