Chair of Production and Logistics
Through teaching we convey the applications of classical and innovationve methods and models that support in the decision-making processes relevant to production and logistics management.
Central to our research activities are planing and decision-making models for the improvement of resource and energy efficiency for applications in individual companies and supply chains.
Excursion to Stuttgart
On the 27th of November, a group of 30 students of the management master program took part in a three-day excursion organized by the chair of Production and Logistics.
The first destination was the company headquarters of the Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG in Waiblingen-Neustadt. Following a warm welcome and introduction by the university marketing team, the assembly process of the handheld power equipment was visited. During the quality control and packaging process of heavy cut-off machines, the implementation of a human-machine collaboration stood out as a highlight. Competent employees guided the group through the facilities and provided detailed information on the production processes.
After a lunch break the Robert Bosch GmbH gave a brief introduction to the topic of Industry 4.0 through a guided tour of their factory in Feuerbach.
As the final destination of the field trip, the group headed to the Daimler AG in Sindelfingen. Here, the vehicle frame construction and the final assembly line were visited. The high degree of automation in the vehicle frame construction process as well as the optimized processes and high precision in the final assembly left a lasting impression for many of the participants. Overall, the guided tour offered a unique insight into the automotive production and the operating processes of the Daimler AG.
The subsequent return journey back to Göttingen allowed all of the participants to process and discuss the abundance of newly acquired knowledge.