The research group Planning and Control of Production and Logistics Systems (PSPS) deals with the holistic optimization of production systems and logistic networks. Based on interdisciplinary approaches, the group develops new concept and methods for planning and control of production and logistic processes. Topics of consideration include aspects of physical material flow, information and communication technology, and the social-technical system as well. They can pertain to single enterprises along the value chain, but also to entire production networks. Results from the research are applied to industrial projects and are integrated into the teaching material as well. The department works in close cooperation with Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH.
The group was set up in 2000 by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, who was elected Rector of the University of Bremen in 2012. Since 2014, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Freitag is head of the group. Prof. Freitag is also director of BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH and heads BIBA’s research division Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems (IPS).