For companies based in Germany and experiencing its high-wage environment, continuous increase of productivity is a key task. A high productivity ensures competitiveness and therefore employment.

The IPMT develops methods and models to map and assign causes of productivity losses.  From this fundamental basis, increased productivity can be derived. The application of the relatively new and emerging research focus ranges from single to large batch production.

The aim of the research is to develop tools and aids for the practical side of production management.