Philipp Hünnekes, M.Sc. RWTH
Workgroup Leader
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3A 452
Tel.: +49 241 80-20396
Fax: +49 241 80-22293


Frederick Sauermann, M.Sc. RWTH
Workgroup Leader
Cluster Produktionstechnik 3B 548
Tel.: +49 241 80-28684
Fax: +49 241 80-628684


Research Group
Production Logistics


For manufacturing companies, the achievement of punctual deliveries is a competitive advantage in volatile and fully globalized markets.
The group production logistics of the WZL has many years of experience in application oriented consulting and research regarding production logistical issues.
Our approach can be characterized by applying scientific methodological skills to develop a collaborative solution in interdisciplinary teams with the customer.
Would you like to increase your competitiveness through a more efficient production organization? Contact us: We are glad to consult you!


Location strategy

What strategy will help you achieve your production goas? Together we analyze the core competencies of the production site and develop a roadmap for investments in buildings, machines and employees. more...



Production structure

The production structure of your site represents the skeleton, in which all processes must be inserted. An efficiently designed production structure allows a material flow with low short-term stock and is congruent with the objectives of the production strategy. more...



Production planning and control

Production planning and control is one of the most complex tasks in the order processing process. Together with you we optimize the processes of rough and fine planning and define resilient rules in case of deviations. more...



Production Analytics

An effective production monitoring is more than just a reporting of key performance indicators. Based on the objectives of the production strategy, production monitoring creates transparency on the condition of the production for decision makers of all levels and supports a continuous improvement process. more...




Are you interested in our latest research results? Here you can find an overview of recent studies, publications in scientific journals, research reports and our conference contributions



Scientific theses

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