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TEK240 - Production logistics  
Produktionslogistik
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
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: Yes
Block schedule: B+

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   19 Jan 2019 am SB   25 Apr 2019 pm SB_MU   27 Aug 2019 pm M  

In programs

MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (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)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Robin Hanson


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

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 courses, equalling minimum 15 credits, in logistics, operations management, production systems 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. Focus is on manufacturing in the mechanical industry, but examples are also given from other types of industries and from the service sector.

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

  • Use and understand 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 manufacturing 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
  • Analyse 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
  • Order planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Production activity control (Shop Floor Planning)
  • Related 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.    Seminars, to deepen and reflect on the theory
    3.    Guest lectures, giving insights of industrial applications and current issues.
    4.    Exercises, aiming at practicing MPC techniques
    5.    Case studies, connecting related sub-systems

Literature

A standard textbook in Manufacturing Planning and Control, together with selected scientific papers.

Examination including compulsory elements

Final written exam.
Attendance at specified guest lectures, literature seminars, case seminars, etc.
Case reports, seminar reports, and other specified written assignments.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.