Ein systemisches Management-Modell für die Fabrikplanung

Dannapfel, Heinrich Matthias; Schuh, Günther (Thesis advisor); Burggräf, Peter (Thesis advisor)

Aachen / Apprimus Verlag (2020) [Book, Dissertation / PhD Thesis]

Page(s): 1 Online-Ressource (XVI, 283 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Diagramme


A global competition as well as technological advances force companies to reinvent them-selves on a permanent basis. This is also true for the central place of value creation, the factory. The task of factory planning in this context is planning and realizing factories that are profitable in the short term and at the same time open up strategic freedom in the long term. Furthermore, the frequency in having to conduct factory planning projects is also increasing. Against this background, factory planning, in addition to its classical project character, does gain more features of a strategic process. This development does provide both opportunities and challenges. Opportunities derive from potential synergies regarding processes, know-how and tools. Challenges stem from the complex socio-technical nature of factory planning that needs to be taken into account. To tackle the described challenges and tap the full potential of strategic factory planning, a systemic management model built on the principles of viable systems for factory planning is developed within this thesis. The basic structure consists of two layers. On the project layer, the preparation and conduction of factory planning projects is addressed. In addition to that project layer, an overarching management layer is introduced which contains, in accordance with systemic management, normative, strategic and operative characteristics. On a normative level, the vision for factory planning is developed, cultural guidelines are established and the basic organizational features are defined. The strategic level covers success potentials for factory planning. The operative level is responsible for an effective and efficient multi-project management, aiming for a maximum level of synergy and optimal contribution to the overarching targets of the company. The project and management layers are connected through a system managing the factory planning knowledge bilaterally. Throughout the projects, project staff is supplied with state-of-the-art knowledge, methods and tools in order to fulfil the tasks in the desired way. At the same time, experience with this knowledge items is feedbacked into the management layer in addition to actual project data. These data sets are used by the operative level to steer the pro-jects in the right direction. On the strategic level, the feedbacked information is processed and used for long-term strategic development.


  • ISBN: 978-3-86359-770-2
  • REPORT NUMBER: RWTH-2020-00934