Coursebooks

Production management

ME-419

Lecturer(s) :

Kaboli Amin

Language:

English

Summary

Production management deals with producing goods/services at the right time, quantity, and quality with the minimum cost. This course will arm students with hands-on tools for demand management, supply management, and digital transformation in manufacturing companies.

Content

This course is based on the four main modules:

Module 1) Introduction to Production Management

Production management  vs Supply chain management, Value chain and value adding networks, flows (material flow, information flow, and financial flow), Product development (stage gate concept), Production processes and layouts, Manufacturing cost structure, Breakeven point.

Module 2) Demand Management

Bullwhip effect, Forecasting methods, Qualitative methods, Quantitative methods (Causal model, Time series), Demand plan.

Module 3) Supply Management

Production Planning: Aggregate plan strategies (level, chase, hybrid), Master Plan Schedule, Material Requirement Planning,

Capacity Planning: Rough Cut Capacity, Capacity Planning using Overall Planning Factors, Supply Plan.

Inventory Management: Economic Order Quantity, Economic Production Quantity, Periodic Review Model, Discount Model.

Module 4) Digital Transformation of Manufacturing

Current state of technology in Production Management

Big data and data-driven demand and supply management

Digital strategies and application of digital technology in Production Management.

 

Keywords

Production Management, Manufacturing Companies, Demand Management, Supply Management, Production Planning, Inventory management, Digital Transformation.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Probability and Statistics

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Students work in a group on a single case over the semester and implement theoretical concepts and models to their cases.

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Continuous evaluation of case reports, projects, individual and group presentations, class discussions, during the semester. More precisely:

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes
Others

- Meetings by appointment.

- All information sharing and communication regarding the course must be through Moodle.

Resources

Bibliography

  1. Vollmann, Berry, Whybark, Jacobs, Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill, 2011.
  2. Min-Jung Yoo and Rémy Glardon, Manufacturing Operations Management: A complete course, World Scientific - UK, 2018.
  3. William Stevenson, Operations Management, 12th Edition, 2016.
  4. Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, and Robert Johnston, Pearson Education Limited, Operations Management, 2016.
  5. Sunil Gupta, Driving Digital strategy, Harvard Business Review Press, 2018.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Course slides (main material)

Videos

Hand-outs during the semester

Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14    AAC231
CO015
CO016
CO017
14-15    
15-16    AAC231
CO015
CO016
CO017
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German