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Module production logistics in interconnected value systems (ProdLog)

Increasing customer requirements demand intelligent logistics solutions

The development from a seller's market to a buyer's market has led to a change in the status of the customer in industry in recent decades. Manufacturing companies are increasingly active in international procurement and sales markets in order to exploit cost advantages and growth potential.

Custom-fit and integrated logistics for production

Producing companies are facing an increasingly demanding competitive environment with high demands on quality, costs and delivery times. The design of production structures is of decisive importance in overcoming these complex challenges. Leading companies use the potential of cooperations, strengthen the integration of upstream and downstream processes into production and concentrate on their core competencies through outsourcing. In addition, the adaptation and further development of excellent methods and concepts ensures continuous improvement.


In the context of the module, important logistical prerequisites and design options of the smart factory in the context of globally networked value chains are developed.

For this purpose, the functionality of modern factories is presented from a production logistics perspective. Essential design elements and distinguishing features of production systems are described. The entire production logistics spectrum is considered, including highly automated, sustainable and intelligent production sites. Important processes in this context are taught, which cover both internal processes, such as production planning and control, as well as procurement and sales market issues in the sense of a holistic view of logistics.

In order to design innovative production logistics systems, numerous technologies in the field of digitization and corresponding application possibilities for production logistics will be presented and their potentials and limitations will be discussed. To this end, development paths and best-practice examples will be highlighted. A special focus will also be placed on communicating success factors in the application of digital solutions as well as concepts for their identification, evaluation and implementation. To optimize processes and measure their success, methods of process improvement and performance measurement, such as Lean Management and Six Sigma, are introduced and their use in the smart factory is presented.

The lectures are accompanied by a practical semester assignment in which students identify and implement optimization potentials based on a production logistics system. Guest lectures and excursions to production sites provide insights into operational practice, which serve to deepen the understanding of the course content.

Learning Objectives

Students of the module acquire competencies for the analysis, evaluation and design of modern production systems in the context of logistics. The guiding principle of the course is the smart factory, for the realization of which students acquire comprehensive knowledge in the form of novel technologies, sustainable processes and internationally networked value chains, among other things. In addition, methodological competencies for dealing with the challenges in today's and future production logistics systems are conveyed through practical application of the course content.


The contents of the Bachelor course Introduction to logistics is required for this module.

For Logistics Master students, the Production Logistics module is an elective module in the engineering sciences.

Event details

Event details
You will find the module description with information on the workload, the type of examination and grading here.
Tuesdays, 12-14
Contact person
M.Sc. Julian Maas
M.Sc. Florian Sinn

Lecturer of the event


The event will be held by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Straube together with Dr.-Ing. Daniel Roy and Thomas Zernechel.


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Julian Maas, M.Sc.
+49 (0)30 314 26733
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H 9102

Maas, Julian


Florian Sinn, M.Sc.
+49 (0)30 314-277 23
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H 9178

Sinn, Florian