Management of Production Enterprises

  • Wolfgang Boos
  • Günther Schuh
Living reference work entry



Within production enterprises the term management is used synonymously to the terms business management or corporate management. The term management can historically be derived from the Latin words manum agere (“lead by using the hands”). Typical management tasks of manufacturing companies are planning, organization, leadership, and controlling of the industrial value creation (Weatherly 2009).

Theory and Application


Due to the high dynamics of today’s economic environment production enterprises have to make quick and reliable decisions including all relevant corporate aspects. However, the enormous amount of information for the decision making is almost impossible to handle. It is therefore necessary to follow a strategy and to logically position an enterprise in the market. This article provides an overview over management processes and methodologies of production enterprises.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production EngineeringRheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Forschungsinstitut für Rationalisierung (FIR) e. VRWTH AachenAachenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Günther Schuh
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  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Rationalisierung (FIR) e. VRWTH AachenAachenGermany