Factory Planning

Key Info

Basic Information

Organizational Unit:
Chair of Production Engineering
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing. Matthias Dannapfel

Further Information


Within the scope of the course, the state-of-the-art of the respective subject areas are introduced, relevant methods and procedures are explained and reference solutions are presented. The contents are deepened in the exercises and by means of workshops accompanying the lectures. Additionally, students will work in groups on a seminar paper to deepen their understanding of factory planning as a research area. In this way, future production managers are enabled to comprehensively plan and develop individual production facilities as well as entire production networks of internationally operating companies.


Lecture Topics

  • Project Management
  • Definition of Goals
  • Product and Process Analysis
  • Location Planning
  • Plant Structure Planning
  • Production Structure Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Industrial Facilities and Building Design
  • Layout Planning
  • Workplace Design
  • Digital factory planning
  • Sustainable Factory of the Future