- Introduction to lean production principles
- Value stream analysis
- Manufacturing and assembly-compatible product design
- Approach to production and assembly planning
- Planning aids
- Planning bases for handling technology
- Planning bases for the use of robots
- Production control
- Evaluation and selection of alternative systems in production planning
What is Lean Management?
Lean management is a business philosophy which originated in Japan. Essentially, the aim is to leave out all superfluous processing steps in production (lean production), administration (lean administration) and development (lean development).
This is to be achieved through a more intelligent organisation and a new self-concept on the managerial and the operational level. The result is leaner processes which facilitate faster, more efficient and more flexible development and production.
The following core content is taught in the laboratory:
- optimise the interrelations in production in the lean model factory environment, independently develop approaches for creating new concepts and assess their suitability
- assess and further develop challenges, possibilities and limits of assistive systems in manual assembly and human-robot collaborations
- use simulation software to produce models of production or logistics systems including suitable control strategies to analyse the characteristics of the systems, uncover possible weaknesses and optimize the performance
- produce object-oriented, hierarchical models of factories including business, logistics and production processes
- business resource planning for capital, staff, equipment, material, and IT and communications technology, with the aid of enterprise resource planning software
- sequence of the digital process planning chain in the product development process (PDP) in stage PDP2 (planning and realisation of processes and machinery), and stage PDP3 (series production phase, continuous improvement process (CIP) through to product phaseout and dismantling of machinery)