Lean Production

Event type Lecture (master´s degree)
Lecturer Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Metternich
Mentoring assistant Ivana Ljubicic M.Sc.
Offer cycle
Semester hours per weeks
Credit points
Winter semester
Time Tuesdays 15:20 – 17:00
Thursdays 16:15 – 17:55
Place Hybrid (online via Zoom and on site)
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 Lean Production exam in the winter semester 2023/2024 will take place on 03/14/2024 from 08:45 to 10:15 in L402|1; L402|2.

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.