Dipl.-Ing. Bastian Fränken
Workgroup Leader
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 452
Tel.: +49 241 80-20618
Fax: +49 241 80-22293


Research Group
Global Production


The research group “Global Production” has a long-time experience in the field of planning and configuring production in a global context. Our approach is characterized by methodological competence as well as an interactive process in solution finding. Using the latest research and benchmark results, we build bridges between innovative research and application-oriented consulting.


Strategy & Site roles

Which strategy is best for realizing your production goals? Together we define site roles in order to use a location‘s individual strength in the best way. more...



Make or Buy

Make or buy decisions are essential strategic questions for manufacturing companies. We develop product-specific decision models for you. more...



Network design

Network design includes central decisions regarding the distribution of products and processes in global production networks. We support these decisions using our IT-tool OptiWo more...



Location decision

Do you need a new location in order to realize your (global) production strategy? Together with you, we create a transparent decision support for finding your ideal location and planning the migration process. more...




Find an overview of the latest studies and publications in trade journals as well as our conference contributions here.



Academic theses

Interested students can find an overview of our academic theses in the field of Global Production here.



Strategy & Site rollsMakeOrBuyNetwork designLocation decision