Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies
This course provides an overview of currently used intelligent manufacturing technologies as well as an outlook on future methods and applications that lead the intelligent production system to a whole new level. The course shows how the basics of manufacturing technology and processes such as casting, milling and welding are changing through application of new technologies such as sensor networks, agent-based decision algorithms and autonomous planning and control methods. It will provide an overview of Industry 4.0 possibilities as well as its limitations. Throughout this introduction it will cover topics such as operations management, manufacturing processes, production planning, billing of materials, intelligent factory design and others.
Management of Production Systems & Networks
The ability to connect different aspects of the production process is not restricted to a single company alone. As a part of globalized activities, we witness the rise of production networks. The high degree of interconnectivity and management principles underlying these networks are the focus of this module.