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The Chair of Production Engineering at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Günther Schuh deals in particular with the questions of product and process planning of manufacturing companies.


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The Departments of the Chair

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Factory Planning

In factory planning, research is carried out on topics related to factory, plant structure and assembly planning, and manufacturing companies are supported in achieving their goals within the framework of consulting and planning projects.


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Vehicle Production

The mobility turnaround, disruptive technologies, global production networks and shorter product life cycles present established and new vehicle manufacturers with increasingly underestimated challenges, which the department meets with approaches from the research fields of production engineering, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0.


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Innovation Management

The department's focus is on lean innovation to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of R&D. From variant management through modularization to product lifecycle management, a wide range of problems are addressed.

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Production Management

Overarching topics such as Industry 4.0 and Lean Production are accelerated in the development of solutions for the design of business processes. They are also involved in finding solutions in production planning and control for manufacturing companies.


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Corporate Development

Market intelligence, digitalization and toolmaking in various industrial and research projects are at the center. Solutions for the systematic selection of international sales and procurement markets are developed for the manufacturing industry.

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