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Sustainable Production and Operations Management



#70341 / #1

WS 2018/19 - WS 2019/20

Fakultät VII

FH 4-7

Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre

37321200 FG Industrielles Produktions- und Dienstleistungsmanagement

Volling, Thomas

Bänsch, Kristian

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2348199 39994 Sustainable Production and Operations Management

Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of this module, students have an understanding of sustainable production and operations management in industry. They are able to model process chains in the light of potentially conflicting objectives and can apply methods from multi-criteria decision-making to tackle problems related to the management of such chains on different scale. They are familiar with the concept of product-service-systems and are qualified to solve design and management issues drawing on state-of-the-art research.


The module gives an overview of the most important tasks related to sustainable production and operations management in different industry environments. The first part of the module discusses state-of-the-art methods for modelling and decision making in the context of sustainable operations. Drawing on these methods we discuss planning approaches for the resource and energy aware design and operation of production systems. In the second part, we discuss the concept of product-service-systems and its contribution to sustainable operations. We consider issues related to the design and planning of such systems and present several techniques to resolve these issues. Case studies and various practical examples from different industries are used for illustration and exercise reasons.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Sustainable Production and Operations Management IV 3832 L 9621 WS English 4

Workload and Credit Points

Sustainable Production and Operations Management (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Class preparation and follow-up 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Exam preparation 1.0 60.0h 60.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The given module is an integrated course consisting of teaching, exercise and discussion elements. In the lecture sessions the covered topics will be motivated using applications from industry. Basic solution concepts and methods will be covered in theory and will be discussed with the students. In the practice sessions the content of the lectures will be revisited. Students will deepen their knowledge through case studies and hands-on calculation exercises.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Module #70183: Marketing and Operations Management passed successfully

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Group presentation 25 oral 10 min. + 10 min. discussion
Case study (in groups) 25 written max. 3 pp. per person
Final examination 50 oral 10 min.

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

Participation in this module requires no registration.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
No recommended literature given.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

This moduleversion is used in the following modulelists:

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.

The module is suitable for Master students with previous knowledge in Production and Operations Management.


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