Magnus Kandler, M.Sc.

  • 76131 Karlsruhe
    Kaiserstraße 12

Magnus Kandler, M.Sc.

Area of Research:

  • Digital shopfloor management
  • Human-centred design of production systems
  • Future workplace - acceptance of industry 4.0
  • Lean Management and Industry 4.0


General Tasks:

  • Learning Factory on Global Production „Leadership 4.0“ and “Agile global production networks”
  • Coordination of lecture „Integrated Production Planning in the Age of Industry 4.0“
  • Contact Expert Forum "Lean enabled by Industry 4.0



  • teamIn: Digital leadership and technologies for the team interaction of tomorrow
  • ShopFloorPulse: Targeted use of real-time data-based key figures in shop floor management
  • Competence Center KARL „Work Research - Artificial Intelligence for Work and Learning in the Karlsruhe Region“


  • Shopfloor management - enabling decentralised decisions in production by encouraging employee acceptance



since 02/2019 Research Associate at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
10/2011 - 12/2018 Study of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT)
10/04/1992 Born in Titisee-Neustadt



Assessment of the potential of gamification in manual assembly
Dvorak, J.; Merforth, M.; Kandler, M.; Clever, F.; May, M. C.; Lanza, G.
2023. 13th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2023) Hrsg.: Hummel, Vera. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4471436
Human-centered Digital Shopfloor Management Implementation and Acceptance Model
Kandler, M.; Seibert, C.; May, M. C.; Lanza, G.
2023. Procedia CIRP, 120, 1321 – 1326. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2023.09.170
Artificial Intelligence Implementation Strategy for Industrial Companies Using the AI Tool Box - A Morphology for Selecting Relevant AI Use Cases
Beiner, S.; Kandler, M.; May, M. C.; Kinkel, S.; Lanza, G.; Richter, D.
2023. Production Processes and Product Evolution in the Age of Disruption – Proceedings of the 9th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference (CARV2023) and the 11th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference (MCPC2023), Bologna, Italy, June 2023, 763 – 773, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-34821-1_83
Der Mensch im Fokus : Integration von Assistenzsystemen entlang einer Montagelinie für Elektromotoren = Focus on People : Integration of Assistance Systems along an Assembly Line for Electric Motors
Dvorak, J.; Kandler, M.; Clever, F.; Mahanty, W.; Beiner, S.; Lanza, G.; Kinkel, S.
2022. ZWF Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 117 (6), 415–418. doi:10.1515/zwf-2022-1071
Modular, Digital Shopfloor Management Model – A Maturity Assessment For A Human-Oriented Transformation Process
Kandler, M.; Gabriel, P.; Schröttle, V.; May, M. C.; Lanza, G.
2022. Proceedings CPSL 2022 : Proceedings of the Conference on Production Systems and Logistics : CPSL 2022. Ed.: D. Herberger, 642–651, publish-Ing. doi:10.15488/12153
New Competences in a Digitalized Shopfloor – A Modular Training Concept for Learning Factories
Schäfer, L.; Ströhlein, K.; Kandler, M.; Hulla, M.; Ast, J.; Lanza, G.; Nieken, P.; Ramsauer, C.; Nyhuis, P.
2022. SSRN eLibrary, Art.-Nr. 4071822. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4071822
Decision Experiments in the Learning Factory: A Proof of Concept
Ströhlein, K.; Gorny, P. M.; Kandler, M.; Schäfer, L.; Nieken, P.; Lanza, G.
2022. Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2022), Art.-Nr. 4072356, SSRN. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4072356
Shopfloor Management Acceptance in Global Manufacturing
Kandler, M.; Dierolf, L.; Bender, M.; Schäfer, L.; May, M. C.; Lanza, G.
2022. Procedia CIRP, 10th CIRP Global Web Conference – Material Aspects of Manufacturing Processes, 115, 190–195. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2022.10.072
Digitale Transformation in global produzierenden Unternehmen = Digital Transformation in global manufacturing companies
Steier, G.; Schäfer, L.; Moser, S.; Kandler, M.; Lanza, G.
2022. WT Werkstattstechnik, 112 (5), 314–319. doi:10.37544/1436–4980–2022–5–44
Development of a Human-Centered Implementation Strategy for Industry 4.0 Exemplified by Digital Shopfloor Management
Kandler, M.; May, M. C.; Kurtz, J.; Kuhnle, A.; Lanza, G.
2022. Towards Sustainable Customization: Bridging Smart Products and Manufacturing Systems: Proceedings of the 8th Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production Conference (CARV2021) and the 10th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference (MCPC2021), Aalborg, Denmark, October/November 2021. Ed.: A.-L. Andersen, 738–745, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-90700-6_84
Learning Factory Labs as Field-in-the-Lab Environments – An Experimental Concept for Human-Centred Production Research
Kandler, M.; Schäfer, L.; Gorny, P. M.; Ströhlein, K.; Lanza, G.; Nieken, P.
2021. Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF)
Learning Factory Labs as Field-in-the-Lab Environments
Kandler, M.; Louis, S.; M., G. P.; Karoline, S.; Gisela, L.; Petra, N.
2021. 11th Conference on Learning Factories, CLF2021, SSRN
Decision support for the implementation of Industry 4.0 methods: Toolbox, Assessment and Implementation Sequences for Industry 4.0
Liebrecht, C.; Kandler, M.; Lang, M.; Schaumann, S.; Stricker, N.; Wuest, T.; Lanza, G.
2021. Journal of manufacturing systems, 58, 412–430. doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2020.12.008
Digitale Führung und Technologien für die Teaminteraktion von morgen: Entwicklung eines Leitbildes für Führung und Interaktion in der digitalisierten Arbeitswelt
Malessa, N.; Ast, J.; Kandler, M.; Ströhlein, K.; Nyhuis, P.; Lanza, G.; Nieken, P.
2020. ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 115 (7-8), 540–544. doi:10.3139/104.112374
Digitales, agiles Management auf dem Shopfloor – Entwicklung eines Ansatzes zur Neugestaltung der Managementsysteme in der Produktion
Kandler, M.; Kurtz, J. J.; Stricker, N.; Lanza, G.
2020. ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, 115 (1-2), 23–26. doi:10.3139/104.112241
Development of a Human-centered Industry 4.0 Philosophy
Kandler, M.; Lanza, G.; Krahe, C.
2020. M. Liewald (Ed.), New Developments in Sheet Metal Forming (NEBU 2020) Hrsg.: Liewald, Mathias, 123–135, Institute for Metal Forming Technology of University of Stuttgart