Institut für Produktdesign, Entwicklung und Konstruktion IPEK

Production Management

Production Management
Production Management

The Department of Production Management at the OST is focusing on key topics to address the challenges of today’s manufacturing companies. The Department offers and is active in applied research projects, consulting services and focused training packages for companies.

A specific focus is laid on the approach for the small and medium size companies (in Switzerland KMU's) up to international companies with with different production sites.
Our mindset and approach for supporting these companies are centered around:

  • Digestible steps that deliver results
  • New future oriented approaches with a strong linkage to the existing situation
  • Latest research results as the base

The projects are delivered in a close corporation between the Professor and the Research Engineers. All research engineers have completed studies (BSc, MSc, Dr.) and practical experiences through different projects or working experiences in industrial companies.


Production Management lectures are taking place at OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil and St. Gallen) in the Bachelor and Masterprogram for Mechanical Engineering (Maschinenbau) and Industrial Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieur).

Since 2019 the Department of Production Management offers in coorperation with University of St. Gallen, Swissmem and Noventa a CAS Executive Education program of Production Management in times of Digitalization.

>> See the our first Webinar from April 15th 2020 here.




We are looking forward to getting in contact with you.

production management digitalization digitallab

Prof. Dr. Roman Hänggi
Produktions Management
Leiter DigitalLab@OST
Dozent Universität St. Gallen (HSG)
OST - Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil
T: +41 58 257 46 03
M: +41 79 312 12 03