Module manual


Production Management


Basic knowledge of business administration and of production and materials management

Teaching methods Lecture/Tutorial
Learning target / Competences

Students can use the knowledge they have acquired in this course to develop innovative solutions for companies ("Applying the old in a new way, that is innovation", Joseph Alois Schumpeter) and assess the prioritization of practical tasks ("If you can’t measure you can’t manage", Peter Drucker). They understand production management comprehensively and can place it in the professional environment of a business administrator. They understand the value of (new) knowledge ("A new thought is first laughed at, then fought against, until after a long time it is taken for granted", Arthur Schopenhauer) and can establish connections within the classwork as well as between the course and subjects of business studies. They develop abstract and analytical thinking using the quantitative methods of production management and learn to work together constructively on complex issues and in difficult situations.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 4.0
Classes 60 h
Individual / Group work: 120 h
Workload 180 h
ECTS 6.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam (K120)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Rietz

Recommended semester 3. Semester
Frequency Every sem.

Bachelor’s degree programs:
Betriebswirtschaft Logistik und Handel


Quality Management

Type Lecture
Nr. W0153
Hours per week 2.0
  • Concept and introduction quality
  • Tasks and tools of quality management:
  • Quality planning: including QFD, fault tree analysis, FMEA.
  • Quality control and quality assurance: inspection planning, MSA, inspection documentation, sampling inspections, QRK, defect management (problem solving tools, such as A4 and A3 report, Ishikawa, 5Why), complaint management (8D report, Weibull analysis), Six Sigma projects, auditing, among others
  • Quality improvement: zero defect principle, working with target states
  • Quality management systems: ISO 9000, ISO 9001, EFQM model, document management

Pfeifer, T. (2011): Praxisbuch Qualitätsmanagement. Hanser Verlag, Munich
Kamiske, G.F./ Brauer J.-P. (2007): Qualitätsmanagement von A-Z, 8. ed., Munich
Pfeifer, T./ Schmitt, R./ Masing, W. (2007): Masing Handbuch Qualitätsmanagement, 5. ed.; Hanser Verlag, Munich
Downloads on classwork on the university intranet

Manufacturing Organization

Type Lecture/tutorial
Nr. W0152
Hours per week 2.0
  • Introduction: Objectives and tasks of the manufacturing organization
  • Organizational structure: functional, object-related, matrix organization, organizational forms of production sites
  • Process organization: Work-data identification, production program planning, quantity planning, scheduling, capacity planning, scheduling and control, manufacturing organization in lean production

Stefan Kiener et al.: Produktions-Management. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2012
Wiendahl: Betriebsorganisation für Ingenieure. Hanser Verlag, 2008
Schneider / Buzacott / Rücker: Operative Produktionsplanung und Steuerung. Oldenburg Verlag, 2005
Jahnke / Biskup: Planung und Steuerung der Produktion. mi Verlag, 1999