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Industry 4.0: Basics, Implementation and Project

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Industry 4.0: Basics, Implementation and Project
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022
Module code: WIM22-WPM-I-703
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 άbung), 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.
2V+2PA (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: 3
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam (50% of the total grade) and project work (50% of the total grade)

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

WIM22-WPM-I-703 (P450-0218) Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022 , semester 3, 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).
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.-Ing. Christian Köhler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will be able to:
•       reflect critically on the origins, scope and current status of the implementation of the Industry 4.0 vision
•       answer questions on the current challenges, constraints and requirements of Industry 4.0
•       evaluate initial Industry 4.0 implementations, but also any existing limits of implementations in production companies, in writing
•       discuss the relevance of technology, organization and employees in implementing Industry 4.0 and put those dimensions in relation to each other
•       demonstrate strategies and process models for implementing Industry 4.0 in production companies and develop concepts for operational implementation on the basis of this knowledge.
•       answer questions about existing concepts in current research regarding the implementation of Industry 4.0, especially in SMEs, based on very limited resources.
•       discuss strategies and process models, especially with regard to the involvement of social partners in the development and design of I 4.0 implementations.
•       learn and test current implementations of Industry 4.0, especially in the area of possibilities/benefits and limitations of assistance systems in production companies.
•       analyze company processes for Industry 4.0 potentials within the framework of a project and develop and evaluate solution concepts.
•       critically reflect their project results and explain them to project clients

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Module content:
1.      Industry 4.0 - The Basics:
        1.1    I 4.0 principles, significance, organizational design principles
        1.2     I 4.0 challenges for enterprises (SMEs/NSMEs)
        1.3     I 4.0 and new business models (hybrid value creation)
        1.4     Visions of tomorrow’s factory: Chances and risks
        1.5     Adaptability and Industry 4.0
        1.6     I 4.0 interactions between technology/organization/employees
        1.7     Co-determination aspects: Involving social partners
        1.8     Changes in work and leadership
        1.9     Qualification and employee development under I4.0
        1.10    Excerpts from the current status of I4.0 research projects
2.      Operational implementation of Industry 4.0 in companies:
        2.1     Process model for introducing Industry 4.0
        2.2     Economic evaluations during the introduction of I 4.0
        2.3     Lean methods and adaptability as a basis for introducing I4.0
        2.4     Procedures for involving social partners (involvement and regulations)
        2.5     I 4.0 in practice: context-sensitive, intelligently adaptive assistance and knowledge services
        2.6     I 4.0 in practice: Synchronous production through semi-autonomous planning and human-centric decision support
3.      Industry 4.0 - Project:
        3.1     Analytical methodology
        3.2     Applying the anaylsis methodology
        3.3     Developing Industry 4.0 business cases

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Teaching methods/Media:
Beamer presentation, blackboard, script, case studies, discussion, group work, project, project presentation and project report

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Recommended or required reading:
•       Praxishandbuch Industrie 4.0 : Branchen - Unternehmen - M & A
         Lucks, Kai. - 1. Auflage 2017. - Stuttgart: Schäffer-Poeschel, 2017
•       Industrie 4.0 konkret : Ein Wegweiser in die Praxis [electronic resource]
         / Jahn, Myriam. - Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 2017
         DOI-Link: 10.1007/978-3-658-17770-6 [Titel anhand dieser DOI in Citavi-Projekt übernehmen]
•       Klein(st)- und Mittelbetriebe im Kontext zu Industrie 4.0 : die neue Entwicklung der Wirtschaft
         Kettl, Alexander. - Saarbrücken : AV Akademikerverlag, [2017] [Hochschulschrift]
•       Handbuch Industrie 4.0 : Geschäftsmodelle, Prozesse, Technik
         Reinhart, Gunther [HerausgeberIn]. - München : Hanser, [2017]
•       Handbuch Industrie 4.0
         Vogel-Heuser, Birgit [HerausgeberIn] ; Bauernhansl, Thomas [HerausgeberIn] ; Ten Hompel, Michael
         [HerausgeberIn]. - Berlin; [Heidelberg] : Springer Vieweg
•       Integrierte Unternehmensplanung : Anforderungen, Lösungen und Echtzeitsimulation im Rahmen von Industrie 4.0
         Mosler, Andreas. - Wiesbaden : Springer Gabler, [2017]
•       Die digitale Transformation gestalten
         acatech [HerausgeberIn]. - München : Hanser, [2017]
•       Wandlungsfähigkeit durch modulare Produktionssysteme
         Kreimeier, Dieter [HerausgeberIn]. –Herrmann, Klaus [HerausgeberIn].   – Frakfurt a.M. : VDMA Verlag, [2013]

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