Lean Production

Event type Lecture (master´s degree)
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Metternich
Mentoring assistant Maximilian Steinmeyer M. Sc.
Offer cycle
Semester hours per weeks
Credit points
Winter semester
Time Tuesdays 15:20 – 17:00 Thursdays 15:20 – 17:00
Place Online via Zoom (link will be announced)
Contents The class on Lean Production explains the history and structure of lean production systems. During the course of the semester the class addresses – in a demonstrative and practical way – basics to lean production systems, concept of value orientation and waste, standardisation and stability, just-in-time and pull-systems, lean quality, line optimization, value stream management, continuous improvement, lean logistics, implementation lean production.
  • John Drew – Journey to Lean: Making Operational Change Stick (2004)
  • Jeffrey Liker – The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer (2004)
  • Jeffrey Liker – The Toyota Way Fieldbook: A Practical Guide for Implementing Toyota's 4Ps (2005)
Lecture notes The current lecture slides will be uploaded in Moodle.
Exam The exam Lean Production in the Winter semester 2022/2023 will take place on 22.09.22 in L402|1; L402|2 from 08:00 to 10:30.

Room assignments will be announced via TUCaN and Moodle.

Notes on the participation in the examination
Exam registration for the written exam is done via the TUCaN system, for diploma students via MechCenter. If registration via TUCaN is not possible, please contact your study office.Participation in exams is only possible after registration. For reasons of space planning, this is also necessary for students of industrial engineering. The exam registration has to be done at the latest 2 weeks before the exam date.