ME-419 / 5 credits

Teacher: Kaboli Amin

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

Production management deals with the production of 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

Keywords

Production and Operations Management, Demand Management, Supply Management, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Forecasting, Production Planning, Capacity Planning, Inventory management, Digital Technologies, Digitally Optimize Production, Demand-driven Forecasting, AI-enabled Production Planning, Inventory Management in the Digital Age, Autonomus Warehousing, Digital Trust and Cybersecurity.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Probability and Statistics

Important concepts to start the course

  • Data analysis using Excel
  • Active engagement
  • Advanced level of probability and statistics

Objective of this course

  • Understanding how a production company works.
  • Recognizing the critical challenges that a production company faces with.
  • Analyzing production of a given product/service.
  • Knowing how to lead and manage a given product/service from A to Z.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Choose production tools and methods based on performance and cost requirements and needs, taking into consideration applicability limits and associated hypotheses, CP8
  • Model , analyse and optimize the internal logistics of a production and distribution system and the dynamic behaviour of a network of companies, CP9
  • Design a system based on engineering specifications utilizing suitable numerical and analytical tools for optimizing the design parameters, CP10

Transversal skills

  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Keep appropriate documentation for group meetings.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

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

  • Formal lectures
  • Assignments and project-based learning
  • Case studies
  • Videos
  • Articles and research papers
  • Guest speakers

Expected student activities

  • Individual: Self-study, Active class discussions, case evaluations, Q&A
  • In-group: Teamwork (respect, brainstorming, involvement and constructive feedback)

Assessment methods

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

  • 25% participation, and class engagement,
  • 45% class assignments, presentations, projects, and case reports,
  • 30% final exam (final report and presentation and understanding of the case)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes
Others

Resources

Bibliography

    Series of book chapters, hand-outs, and notes will be shared in the class. The following books are recommended;

    1. Vollmann, Berry, Whybark, Jacobs, Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill, 2011
    2. Charles W. Chase, Demand-Driven Forecasting: A Structured Approach to Forecasting, 2nd Edition, 2013
    3. Min-Jung Yoo and Rémy Glardon, Manufacturing Operations Management: A complete course, World Scientific - UK, 2018
    4. William Stevenson, Operations Management, 12th Edition, 2016
    5. Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, and Robert Johnston, Pearson Education Limited, Operations Management, 2016
    6. Sunil Gupta, Driving Digital Strategy, Harvard Business Review Press, 2018
    7. David Rogers, The Digital Transformation Playbook, Columbia Business School Publishing, 2016

      Ressources en bibliothèque

      Notes/Handbook

      • Course slides (main material)
      • Videos
      • Hand-outs during the semester

      Moodle Link

      In the programs

      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Semester: Fall
      • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
      • Subject examined: Production management
      • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
      • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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