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Lean Production Concepts and Methods

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Lean Production Concepts and Methods
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: DFMM-MASCM-120
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Oral examination und presentation (weighting 1:1 / can be repeated annually)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFMM-MASCM-120 Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 1, mandatory course
MASCM-120 (P420-0340, P420-0341) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 1, mandatory course
MASCM-120 (P420-0340, P420-0341) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Steffen H. Hütter
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Steffen H. Hütter

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ be familiar with the most common concepts and methods for optimizing processes in production, logistics and procurement and be able to apply them to actual problems,
_ be able to analyze an exemplary process flow and quantitatively evaluate its potential for improvement using the concepts presented in the course, both qualitatively and using suitable key figures,
_ be able to apply the concepts and methods of Lean Management to any problem, for example to calculate a leveling scheme or the Overall Equipment Efficiency OEE,
_ be able to justify and explain their assessment and analysis results in a discussion.

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Module content:
Optimization elements and methods such as Kaizen, Lean Management, CIP, Business Process Reengineering, 5S, leveling, cyclic material supply, PokaYoke, target development, Kanban etc., supplemented by the independent analysis of an exemplary case, if necessary also in cooperation with an industrial company with a practical problem of its own or the implementation of a business simulation in the logistics training laboratory.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and tutorial, as well as independent work on case studies in teams (if necessary, in a company): eLearning content will also be used.

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Recommended or required reading:
Alicke, K. (2005): Planung und Betrieb von Logistiknetzwerken: Unternehmensübergreifendes Supply Chain Management, 2. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin
Corsten, H. (2007): Produktionswirtschaft, 11. Auflage, Wissenschaftsverlag, München Oldenburg
Dickmann, P. (2008): Schlanker Materialfluss: mit Lean Production, Kanban und Innovationen, 2., aktualisierte u. erw. Aufl., Springer
Kiener, S., Maier-Scheubeck, N., et al. (2009): Produktions-Management, 9. Auflage, München Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag
Pollitt, D. (1998): Supply Chain logistics in: International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 181-200
Rother, Mike (2011): Sehen lernen: mit Wertstromdesign die Wertschöpfung erhöhen und Verschwendung beseitigen, Lean Management Institut, Mannheim
Töpfer, A. (2008): Lean Six Sigma: Erfolgreiche Kombination von Lean Management, Six Sigma und Design for Six Sigma, 1. Auflage, Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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