Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and ability to understand
At the end of the course, the students will acquire the basic knowledge related to the manufacturing planning and control of manufacturing systems.
Students will be able to design the organization of operation and the main processes connected with it, defining the most suitable management policies about the application context. Students will be able to use the knowledge gained to analyse and process numerical data and to support its decisions.
Autonomy of judgement
The student should be able to critically evaluate a production system; or design, choose and implement tools for manufacturing planning and control of production system.
Students will acquire the specific vocabulary relating to production management. It is expected that, by the end of this course, the student can communicate, orally and in writing, also by means of solutions of numerical problems, the main content of the course (for example: MPS, MRP, MRP II and so on.), by commonly used tools in the industry, such as tables, block diagrams or flowcharts.
Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of production management, through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts, scientific or for practitioner’s journals or, even outside of the topics covered tightly to class.
No mandatory prerequisite.
Desirable the frequency and the overcoming of class related to the design of production systems, technology and statistics.
Course contents summary
Handle the production system requires both direct experience gained in the field, knowledge, tools, techniques and models that have theoretical foundations and that can hardly be achieved on the field.
The aims of this course is to present the main tools, techniques and models that can be used to deal with the processes of manufacturing planning and control systems, including the basic principles of inventory management.
For the updated program of the course, students are referred to the Elly platform.
1. PRODUCTION SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION
Introduction to industrial production management - Long-term planning of production - Aggregate production planning - Production operational planning - Production control – push pull production systems
2. THE PRODUCTION PLAN (PP)
Production Capacity Measurement The Production Plan Setting - Bowman and Megee Models - What if simulation - Resource Requirements Planning (RRP) Module
3. DEMAND FORECASTING TECHNIQUES
Moving average method - Exponential average method; Exponential average trend-correction method - Exponential average seasonality method
4. The Master Production Schedule (MPS)
The Time Cycle Chart - Simple Linear Programming Model - Integral Linear Programming Model - The Rough-Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP)
5. MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS PLANNING (MRP)
MRP Functionality- Problems and Limits in Planning with MRP Systems - MRP Method with Low Level Coding – The Capacity Requirements Planning module
6. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
Reordering policy reordering policy amounts to constant-interval constant comparison between managing stock in constant amount and interval constant
Scheduling of batch production with the production of a single product-programming of batch production with production of more products-setup time and the concept of critical question
8. BILL OF MATERIAL
BOM explosion and implosion operations-BOM BOM Types Management-configurators
9. SCHEDULING AND PRODUCTION CONTROL
Finite capacity scheduling (Finite Capacity Scheduling (FCS)-loading rules
10. PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASIC PRINCIPLES
Work Breakdown Structure-Gantt-network programming techniques: CPM, PERT-PERT Programming in the presence of limited resources
ADOPTED BOOK (followed almost exclusively):
De Toni A.F., Panizzolo R., 2018, "Sistemi di gestione della produzione", ISEDI, ISBN: 9788880083825;
Other reference books:
- Jacobs, R.F., Chase, R.B., Grando, A., Sianesi, A., 2020, "Operations management nella produzione e nei servizi", Fourth ed., McGraw Hill, ISBN: 9788838695636
Stevenson W., 2011, "Operations Management", McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISBN-10: 0073525251; ISBN-13: 978-00735259
Frontal lessons (theoretical part of the course), alternating with numerical exercises and cases of study.
The use of computer and telematic supports (recorded videolessons) is required due to the contingent situation in Emilia-Romagna in March 2020.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of a written test including both theoretical questions and exercises.