The chair of manufacturing systems deals with the planning and operation of manufacturing systems respectively factories in diverse industry sectors. This includes the interaction of different processes over the process chain but also with other factory elements like technical building services and also the building itself. Thereby all material, energy and information flows need to be considered in an integrated manner. Besides technological developments, digital methods and tools play a crucial role in factories of the future. Even more, obviously the technical and economic performance but also environmental and social perspectives need to be taken into account.