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Paul Schönsleben: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Paul Schönsleben
Dep. Management,Technolog.u.Ökon.
ETH Zürich, WEV K 517
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 05 10
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipProfessor Emeritus

351-0778-00LDiscovering Management
Entry level course in management for BSc, MSc and PHD students at all levels not belonging to D-MTEC.
This course can be complemented with Discovering Management (Excercises) 351-0778-01L.
3 credits3GF. Hacklin, M. Ambühl, S. Brusoni, E. Fleisch, P. Frauenfelder, G. Grote, V. Hoffmann, P. Schönsleben, D. Sornette, J.‑E. Sturm, G. von Krogh, F. von Wangenheim
AbstractDiscovering Management offers an introduction to the field of business management and entrepreneurship for engineers and natural scientists. The module provides an overview of the principles of management, teaches knowledge about management that is highly complementary to the students' technical knowledge, and provides a basis for advancing the knowledge of the various subjects offered at D-MTEC.
ObjectiveDiscovering Management offers an integrated learning system, which combines in an innovate format a set of lectures, an advanced business game simulation and a set of group exercises involving industry speakers (ranging from leading venture capitalists to executives at established corporations). Unlike more traditional courses, the learning model for Discovering Management involves 'learning by doing'. While the 13 different lectures, in-class discussions and assigned readings provide the theoretical and conceptual foundations, the experiential learning outcomes result from the interrelated group activities: 1) the interactive case studies and exercises, 2) the business game simulation.
By discovering the key aspects of entrepreneurial management, the purpose of the course is to advance students' understanding of factors driving company success, where success is understood as a broad construct including financial return, employee, customer and supplier satisfaction as well as social and ecological responsibility.
Discovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Entrepreneurial Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich. No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
ContentThe lectures for Discovering Management are designed to broaden the participant's understanding of the principles of entrepreneurial management, emphasizing the interdependence of various specialties in the development and management of a firm. For this reason, the lectures are structured on the basis of a coherent business model and will be presented by the respective area specialists at D-MTEC.
The lectures broaden the view and the understanding of technology by interlinking it with society. Corporate sustainability, for example, introduces economic, ecological and social issues that are relevant to all engineering disciplines. Practical examples stimulate the students to assess these issues and be aware of their responsibilities as engineers. Technology and innovation management, to mention a second example, focuses on the interplay of technical and organizational change, and how these often neglected interactions explain why many new technologies are never used. It fosters the students' ability to see the business and social consequences of their 'technical' decisions.
Critical skills will be trained by the case study exercise, a participant-centered learning activity, which provides students with the opportunity to place themselves in the role of the decision maker, as they learn more about the specific case and identify the challenge they are faced with. Students will be presented real case scenarios by industry guests from established corporations and will have to critically analyze specific issues. The case study exercise will provide an insight into the context of a managerial problem-solving and enhance the participant's appreciation for the complex tasks companies deal with.
Discovering Management attempts to overcome the limitations of traditional teaching curricula of management in technical universities, which often merely focus on transferring specific skills to students, e.g. planning or forecasting. In response to the new challenges for entrepreneurial decision-making, students will be offered the opportunity to actively engage in an advanced business game simulation; a business game that establishes a link between business management theory and business management in practice. The simulation presents a realistic model of a company and provides participants with the opportunity to quickly gain the lasting effects of practical experience in a risk-free environment. All this provides a valuable learning platform to integrate the increasingly important development of the skills and competences required to identify entrepreneurial opportunities, analyze the future business environment and successfully respond to it by taking systematic decisions, e.g. critical assessment of technological possibilities.
Prerequisites / NoticeDiscovering Management is designed to suit the needs and expectations of Bachelor students at all levels as well as Master and PhD students not belonging to D-MTEC. By providing an overview of Business Management, this course is an ideal enrichment of the standard curriculum at ETH Zurich.
No prior knowledge of business or economics is required to successfully complete this course.
363-0448-00LLOSII: Manufacturing Strategies - from Supply Chain Design to Factory Planning3 credits3GP. Schönsleben, M. Baertschi, R. Binkert
AbstractStudents who aim to work in globally operating companies achieve a theoretical fundament on strategic design options for facility locations in global value-added networks. Decision makers from globally active corporate groups familiarize you with the fascinating world from the design of sustainable supply chains to planning of most effective and efficient factories.
Objective- get a detailed on knowledge strategic design options for facility locations in global, sustainable value-added networks as well as of demand planning. You work on real-life case studies of companies, enhanced by specific talks of top managers of global players like Holcim or Daimler.

- experience the challenges of state-of-the-art factory planning by listening to and discussing with the responsible domain heads of companies like the Volkswagen Group or the Siemens group and by working on a real-life case study of a leading Swiss company.
ContentOwnership and Trade in a Supply Chain; Tariff-Orientation in a Supply Chain; Total Cost of Ownership; Sustainable Supply Chains; Facility Location Planning in Production, Distribution, and Service Networks; Mindset, Approaches, Methodologies and Techniques of Factory Planning, shown by means of actual projects.

The theory is enriched by industry representatives presenting practical case studies, which can be discussed with the corresponding experts from industry at first hand.
Lecture notesBook "Integral Logistics Management - Operations and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies",4th edtion, Auerbach Publications, 2011. Costs: 90.-

Powerpoint-Handouts and documents relating to the case studies can be downloaded from the interactive learning environment.

Sales at 24.2.16., 15:45, on the occasion of the first lecture.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Preferably the course in "Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management I" (351-0442-00L).
363-0768-00LLecture Cycle ETH and Uni Zurich: Logistics Management3 credits2VM. Baertschi, H. Dietl, P. Schönsleben
AbstractTo show potentials for an efficient, flexible and rapid processing of material and information flows.
ObjectiveTo show potentials for an efficient, felxible and rapid processing of material and information flows.
ContentNew approaches and integral concepts to optimize business processes. Projects in industry, engineering tools
Lecture notesAm Ende der Vorlesungsreihe werden Präsentationsunterlagen abgegeben.