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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Bertagnolli

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Frank Bertagnolli

Lean Production und Ressourceneffizienz





Montag, 11:30-13:00, nach vorheriger Anmeldung per Mail


(07231) 28-6372



Frank Bertagnolli is Professor for lean production and resource efficiency at the Pforzheim University of Applied Science. He lectures in the resource efficiency management and life cycle & sustainability degree programs.
He studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. From 2001 to 2005 he worked at the DaimlerChrylser Research Center in Ulm and in 2006 he completed his doctorate on the topic of “Robot-supported automatic digitalisation of workpiece geometry by means of optical fringe projection” at the faculty for computer science at the University of Karlsruhe. Since 2005 Frank Bertagnolli has worked internationally on the topic of lean management in several different positions in the automotive industry. In 2007, he went on to complete an expert training course as a “Lean Manufacturing Consultant” certified by Steinbeis University Berlin. He also worked as a trainer and manager in terms of training consultants and managers on the topic of lean production as well as lean management in the areas of production, planning and IT. He developed training factories in Europe and the USA for the passenger car division at Daimler AG for training in and implementing various lean methods.
Since 2009 Frank Bertagnolli has been a lecturer for production, logistics and management-related subjects. He is a qualified systemic consultant and coach.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Bertagnolli possesses comprehensive knowledge on the topics of lean production and lean management. This includes product design as well as planning and managing of production and assembly areas. The implementation of lean methods in indirect areas such as administration, IT (including IT administration) and supervision form a part of his competencies. He manages these areas by means of a holistic leadership approach at shopfloor level.
The central focus is on methodological skills regarding production-oriented product design, lean development, lean administration, lean production, assembly and ergonomics, supply chain management and logistics, total productive maintenance low cost intelligent automation, energy efficiency and change management. At the same time the context and significance of the lean approach are treated by means of the topic of resource management and their effects on performance indicators are evaluated.
Frank Bertagnolli works with practical training simulations in order to convey knowledge in a hands-on manner by means of examples. In connection with management topics, he attaches great importance to leadership issues and the personal development of people that is required to address them.

Change Management ,  Supply Chain Management ,  University-Level Education ,  Lean Production ,  Logistics ,  Project Management ,  Process Optimization ,  Quality Management ,  Resource Efficiency ,  Lean Management ,  Shopfloor Management ,  Resource Efficiency Management

2006 - Dr.-Ing., Engineering
Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät für Informatik

2001 - Economic Engineering, Dipl.-Wi.-Ing.
Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

since 2015 - Hochschule Pforzheim, Institut für Industrial Ecology INEC - Germany

Professor for Lean Production and Resource Efficiency

2009 - 2014 - Daimler AG, Stuttgart - Germany

Manager Leadership Training and Lean Experts Education for Production Systems

2005 - 2009 - Daimler AG, Stuttgart - Germany

Production System and Lean Trainingcenter


Perspektivenpreis der Hochschule Pforzheim, Sonderpreis für innovative Lehre


1st price for innovative teaching at the ESB Reutlingen


Ehrenmedaille der Bundeswehr

Resource Efficiency Management ,  Quantitative Methods ,  Lifecycle & Sustainability ,  Weiterbildung

Journal article


BERTAGNOLLI, F., BLOCK, M., & HERRMANN, K. (2011). Lernplattform - Eine neue Dimension des Lernens von schlanken Abläufen. PRODUCTIVITY Management (4), pp. 52-55. Berlin.

BERTAGNOLLI, F., HERRMANN, K., SCHNEIDER, S., HÖFER, S., & DANGELMAIER, W. (2011). Objektive Entscheidungsunterstützung für Produktionsplaner. ZWF: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb (6/2011), pp. 408-412.

BERTAGNOLLI, F., & BISCHOFF, R. (2003). Measurement Technology: Fast and Highly Precise.. DaimlerChrysler Hightech Report, The Fascination of Research & Technology (2/2003), pp. 6.

BERTAGNOLLI, F., & BISCHOFF, R. (2003). Messtechnik: Schnell und sehr genau. DaimlerChrysler Hightech Report, Faszination Forschung & Technik (2/2003), pp. 6.


BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2006). Robotergestützte automatische Digitalisierung von Werkstückgeometrien mittels optischer Streifenprojektion., Aachen, Germany.

Article in Proceeding

BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2014). Bestimmung von 3D-Messpositionen durch genetischen Algorithmus., Informatics Inside 2014: Human Centered Computing (pp. 130-131).

BERTAGNOLLI, F., & HERRMANN, K. (2011). Lean Conformity – Holistic Waste Consideration for a Decision Support Method in Production Planning Phases., Optimization 2011, Book of Abstracts (pp. 106).

BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2004). Messstrategie und Messplanung zur flexiblen vollautomatischen 3D Oberflächenerfassung., Robotik 2004, Leistungsstand – Anwendungen – Visionen – Trends, VDI Berichte 1841 (pp. 239-246).

BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2004). Vollautomatische robotergestützte 3D Oberflächenvermessung zur Qualitätssicherung von Werkstücken., Sensoren und Messsysteme 2004, VDI Berichte 1829 (pp. 801-804).

BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2003). Flexible automatisierte Oberflächenvermessung mit einem optischen 3D Messsensor auf einem Industrieroboter., Oberflächenmesstechnik, VDI Berichte 1806 (pp. 1-10).

BERTAGNOLLI, F., & DILLMANN, R. (2003). Flexible Automated Process Assurance through Non contact 3D Measuring Technology ., IEEE Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI 2003) (pp. 27-31).

BERTAGNOLLI, F., & BAYER, H. (2003). Automated Scanning for Large Scale Metrology., National Physical Laboratory: Large Scale Metrology Workshop.

BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2003). Flexible automatisierte Prozesssicherung durch berührungslose 3D Messtechnik., GMA Kongress 2003, Automation und Information in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, VDI Berichte 1756 (pp. 91-99).

BERTAGNOLLI, F., DILLMANN, R., & ZIEGLER, M. (2002). Mobile Roboter auf dem Weg zur CE Zertifizierung., Robotik 2002, Leistungsstand - Anwendungen - Visionen - Trends, VDI Berichte 1679 (pp. 669-675).

BERTAGNOLLI, F., DILLMANN, R., & ZIEGLER, M. (2001). Autonome mobile Systeme auf dem Weg zur CE Zertifizierung am Beispiel eines Messroboters., Autonome mobile Systeme 2001 (Gesellschaft für Informatik) (pp. 91-98).

Scientific Paper/Report

BERTAGNOLLI, F. (2007). Ganzheitlicher Beratungsansatz für abgriffsoptimierte Materialbereitstellungen "Minomi"., Stuttgart, Germany.

Academic Papers of Pforzheim University

MOELLER, K., BERTAGNOLLI, F., & GABEL, J. (2016). Fallstudie fischer Befestigungssysteme: Change Management in der Distributions-logistik.


2012 - 2014

Systemic Consultant and Coach

Institut für systemische Beratung Wiesloch Germany

2009 - 2014

Baden-Württemberg-Zertifikat für Hochschuldidaktik

Geschäftsstelle der Studienkommission für Hochschuldidaktik GHD Germany

2006 - 2007

Lean Manufacturing Consultant

Steinbeis Hochschule Germany