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EI21SP Bachelor Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Code4 EIA8110
NameOperations Management
Credits5 cr
Credits in Foreign Language5 cr
ObjectivesThe goal of this course is to gain competence to analyze, design and control production systems in factories and service industries. The course begins with an introduction to production engineering and presents various industrial production processes and capacity planning, production controlling possibilities, scheduling and facility layout planning. An important part of the course is to gain understanding of the work and responsibilities of production planner, developing engineer and plant or production manager. Students also get basic understanding of the ideas of modern production philosophies such as jit, lean, mass customization and agile production.

The competence goal of this introductory course of production operations and management is that students get familiarized with manufacturing and controlling systems, they are able to work in production planning operative tasks, and know the basics of analyzing, developing and managing production systems. This course is an introductory course for deeper studies for production development and management skills during the 3rd or 4th year of specialized studies.
ContentProduction goals and strategy.
Productive / production system types.
Practical work of production planner, development engineer and manager.
Types and characteristics of manufacturing and service Systems.
Production planning and controlling systems. MRP II and ERP systems in production control.
Forecasting capacity needs and aggregate planning.
Product/process design. Unit operations and technological choice.
Work measurement and improvement.
Facility Layout Planning.
Modern manufacturing philosophies and systems.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialMaterial in Moodle
Krajewski & Ritzman: Operations Management - Strategy and analysis.
Slack & Lewis: Operations Strategy.
Turner, Mize, Case and Nazemetz: Introduction to Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Other considerations
ContactPyysalo Jarmo

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