Management of Industrial Production
Along with an increasing global competition, production companies, located in Germany, are faced with a multitude of changes. The efficient use of resources and the increasing product life cycle dynamics are amongst the main challenges faced by production companies. To address these challenges successfully, transparent and efficient production processes are necessary. The research group ‘Production Management’ specifically focuses on the examination of innovations on a process level in production. Key consideration aspects are strategy, planning, production and service processes.
The research group ‘Production Management’ works on research and industrial projects focusing on the subjects traceability, anti-counterfeiting, tool management and digitalization aiming to improve existing manufacturing facilities, enable efficient employment of workers in digital environments and develop new business models. The combination of all research subjects leads to the primary and overarching goal of transparent and intelligent production processes. Optimizing production processes and developing new strategies, in cooperation with companies, complete the portfolio of the group. Finally, studies on various innovative topics in the area of industrial production are conducted. Recently, these resulted in the books ‘Global Production’ and ‘Future of Production’ and the study ‘Industrie 4.0 – Potentials, Benefits and Good-Practice-examples for the Industry in Hessen’.