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TEK250 - Industrial management
Industriell produktion
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKELT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: English
Application code: 50115
Open for exchange students: Yes
Minimum participants: 10

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   09 Oct 2021 pm J

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TKELT ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)


Torbjörn Jacobsson


General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites



This course will provide the student with basic knowledge and understanding of how to lead and organize various production systems, and the way operations management contributes to overall company strategy and competitiveness. The course will provide opportunities for students to acquire the theory, and become knowledgeable in the tools and frameworks required to manage, organize and develop production systems.

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

- Make adequate strategic considerations and decisions related to production

- Explain the basic parameters that define operations management and industrial organization

- Describe the strategic characteristics of different types of operations

- Define how operations management can contribute to companies strategic success

- Clearly state the consequences of strategic decisions related to capacity, and the effects of layout decisions and choices of process technology

- Discuss strategic effects and describe how organizations should manage the relationship between company resources and demand for goods and services

- Specify different approaches to improving operations

- Define different ways of managing complexity in operations

- Discuss the implications of lean production and describe how companies can develop based on the principles underlying lean methods


The course highlights operations management and organization from a production perspective on management and delivery of goods and services. It deals with management from a mainly production/operations management perspective, i.e. the activity of managing the resources devoted to the production of products and services. The focus on production systems and production development and their strategic roles responds to the increasing strategic need for conscious and sustainable development and delivery of products and services. Operations management and industrial organization help to streamline and improve existing production systems and to develop new products, services and production systems. Operations management is not just about being efficient; it is related also to developing the production function so that it plays a supporting or leading role in the company's overall competitive strategy and can be adapted to the changes taking place internationally. The course covers several areas that are key to the ability to lead, organize and develop the various activities and the production functions involved in the strategies of different types of businesses.


The course consists of a series of lectures where the central topics will be discussed in detail.


Slack, N., Brandon-Jones, A. & Johnston, R. (latest edition) Operations Management, Pearson Education, London, UK

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination in this course consists of a written exam, e.g. essay questions and case studies. The examination will include compulsory session or case report to facilitate learning for the written examination. A pass requires a score of 40% of the maximum marks. Grade four (4) requires 60% and Grade five (5) 80% of the exam maximum score.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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