Module manual


Lean Production 1


Basic knowledge of production management, lean production, value stream and process design, materials management and project management

Teaching methods Lecture/Tutorial
Learning target / Competences

Students will be able to apply the approach and methods of value stream management with the aim of analyzing process waste and initiating waste-free processes. They extend their knowledge of lean management to development and administration processes and gain the ability to transfer generally applicable lean methods to these areas.
Students will also be able to name and partly evaluate the requirements for the configuration and coordination of global production networks, as well as for the design of ecologically sustainable production.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 6.0
Classes 90 h
Individual / Group work: 180 h
Workload 270 h
ECTS 9.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Module assessment:
Value Stream Management, Lean Development and Administration: Written exam (K90) and practical work (PA)
Weighting: 2/3 K90, 1/3 PA
Globalized and Sustainable Production: Written exam (K60)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Friedel

Recommended semester 1. oder 2. Semester
Frequency Annually (ws)

Betriebswirtschaft (Master)
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Master)


Value Stream Management

Type Lecture/tutorial
Nr. W1110
Hours per week 2.0

The importance and necessity of value stream management in manufacturing and service companies. Application of value stream mapping and design. Representation and processing of value stream models of varying complexity.


Erlach, K. (2010): Wertstromdesign. Der Weg zur schlanken Fabrik, 2. rev. ed., Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
Schmelzer, H. J. (2010): Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis, 7. rev. ed., Hanser Wirtschaft
Klevers, T. (2007): Wertstrom-Mapping und Wertstrom-Design. Verschwendung vermeiden - Wertschöpfung steigern: Verschwendung erkennen - Wertschöpfung steigern, Fachverlag Redline
Frost (2006): Prozessmanagement als Kernkompetenz, 5. ed., Gabler-Verlag

Lean Development and Administration

Type Lecture/tutorial
Nr. W1120
Hours per week 2.0
  • Lean design possibilities in development, as well as in all value creation stages outside of production and logistics
  • Interfaces and synergy potentials between individual lean approaches in lean management
  • Analysis and optimization approaches; differentiated for the process and the system view of lean aspects

K. Matyas/ J. Brenner, LEAN Administration, Carl Hanser Verlag, 2018
F. Bertagnolli, LEAN Management, Springer Gabler Verlag Wiesbaden 2018
U. Dombrowski, LEAN Development, VDI-/Springer Berlin, 2015

Globalized and Sustainable Production

Type Lecture/tutorial
Nr. W1121
Hours per week 2.0

The megatrends of globalization and sustainability have a significant impact on the production processes of mid-sized and large companies. This course deals in one part with the configuration and coordination of global value chains. The second part deals with the requirements, approaches and evaluation possibilities of ecologically sustainable production.


Kinkel, S. (ed.). (2009). Erfolgsfaktor Standortplanung. In- und ausländische Standorte richtig bewerten (2. ed.). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer
Dyckhoff, H.; Souren, R. (2008): Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung: Grundzüge industriellen Umweltmanagements (Springer-Lehrbuch)