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Operations Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Operations Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: WIMAScWPF-W6
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
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.
1V+1U (2 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: no
Language of instruction:

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

WIMAScWPF-W6 (P450-0129) Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 1, optional 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).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
WIMASc215 Quality Management / Cost Management
WIMAScWPF-W16 Industry 4.0: Principles & Implementation

[updated 05.08.2022]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler

[updated 11.02.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will _
_ be familiar with the current challenges, constraints, requirements and tasks in operations management.
_ be familiar with existing organizational forms for production plants and be able to determine suitable organizational forms in accordance with given circumstances.
_ be able to derive a production strategy, implement it operationally and monitor it using a suitable key performance indicator system.
_ be familiar with existing concepts for the management of material flows, information flows, equipment and manpower and will be able to apply them to examples.
_ be familiar with strategies for integrating new products, as well as changing and discontinuing existing ones.
_ be familiar with selected strategies for optimizing a production area.

[updated 18.12.2018]
Module content:
Strategic Aspects of Operations Management
- Introduction to, requirements, framework conditions and current challenges of operations management
- Management and leadership in the production environment
- Strategy development and implementation
- KPI systems for production
- Elements of production systems
- Organizational forms of production plants
Planning and Operational Aspects of Production Management
- Material flow management
- Information flow management
- Production equipment management
- Human resources and labor management
- New products, change & discontinuation management
- Improvement management

[updated 18.12.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Projector-presentation, blackboard, lecture notes, case studies, discussions, group work

[updated 18.12.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
R. Vahrenkamp: Produktionsmanagement. 6. Auflage, Oldenburg Verlag, München, 2008
G. Fandel, A. Fistek, S. Stütz: Produktionsmanagement. 2. Auflage, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011
S. Kiemer, N. Maier-Scheubeck, R. Obermaier, M. Weiß: Produktionsmanagement, 9. Auflage, Oldenburg Verlag, München, 2009
H.-P. Wiendahl: Betriebsorganisation für Ingenieure. 8. Auflage, Carl Hanser Verlag, München, 2014
H.-O. Günther, H. Tempelmeier: Produktion und Logistik. 6. Auflage, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2005
G. Hachtel, U. Holzbaur: Management für Ingenieure in Produktion und Logistik. Vieweg+Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2010

[updated 18.12.2018]
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