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TEK240 - Production logistics
 
Syllabus adopted 2011-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   21 Dec 2012 pm M,  06 Apr 2013 pm V,  27 Aug 2013 pm V

In programs

MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Mats Johansson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/8446a5ff-76f4-4812-99c4-fd28bdd3dab0


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Open to all students in the master programs in Production Engineering, and Quality and Operations Management, and for students from the programs Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Automation. Other students should have passed a course in logistics, operations management or similar

Aim

The course in Production logistics takes departure form the manufacturing planning and control (MPC) system. The focus is on tactical and short term materials, priority and capacity planning, starting from the sales and operation planning process, via master production scheduling and the rough cut capacity planning, the detailed materials and capacity planning to the production activity control. At shop floor level, concepts such as kanban and OPT are included. This leads to the physical materials flow process, its activities and efficiency of in-plant materials flow processes. Related parts of management information systems and production databases are included. The aim is then to understand the role of MPC in the manufacturing system, chose methods and techniques at the different planning levels, master selected methods and techniques, and apply these in common manufacturing environments

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- use existing methods and models for Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC),
- describe the characteristics of existing software support for MPC,
- explain how different planning environments affect the MPC conditions,
- interpret the role of MPC in business and supply chain strategies,
- specify and configure planning and control systems for specific manufacturing functions and environments,
- appraise the MPC relation to common production and materials flow activities,
- analyze efficiency of in-plant material flows and describe the principles of achieving efficiency in such systems,
- assess the performance impact of how MPC systems are used in practice.

Content

- Manufacturing planning structures, perspectives and environments
- Sales and operations planning
- Forecasting and Customer order management
- Master production scheduling
- Materials planning
- Capacity planning
- Production activity control (Shop Floor Planning)
- Supplier and supply system issues
- Information systems in MPC
- MPC in relation to manufacturing and materials flow processes.

Organisation

The course is organized in several types of activities:
1. Lectures and seminars, providing the theoretical understanding
2. Exercises, aiming at practicing MPC techniques
3. Case studies, connecting related sub-systems
4. Guest lectures, giving insights of industrial applications and current issues.

Literature

A standard textbook in Manufacturing Planning and Control, together with selected papers and book chapters as complement, e.g. concerning materials flow activities and information systems.

Examination

Final written exam.
Attendance at guest lectures, company visits and other mandatory activities.
Case reports.


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