Production Management (Modul H)

Higher education teachers: Mušič Gašper
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64273

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the 2nd cycle masters study programme.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Production operations management. Management and control hierarchy, multi-level control. Classification of production systems and related production strategies.

Production information systems. ERP, MRP II and MES systems, batch control systems, production control systems.

Quantitative methods in production planning and control. Demand planning and forecasting methods. Linear and mixed integer linear programming. Production planning and inventory management.

Planning and scheduling in production and services. Planning and scheduling models and algorithms. Local search methods, artificial intelligence methods and heuristics, Petri net scheduling. Planning and scheduling software.

Production performance monitoring. Key performance indicators and performance metrics. Overall equipment efficiency (OEE). Development of performance monitoring systems. Presentation of performance indicators and user interfaces.

Project planning. Network analysis, critical path method (CPM), PERT method. Project management software.

Integration and standardisation in production process control and re-engineering. Production planning and control systems trends and developments.

Objectives and competences:

Basic knowledge of higher control levels in technological processes and basics of operations management, presentation of software and related information technologies in support of production management, quantitative methods of production planning and control, production performance monitoring and optimization of production processes, basic principles of project planning and control, and operations planning and scheduling in production and services.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Basic understanding of operations managements, knowledge of production information systems and production performance monitoring, basic knowledge of production logistics.
  • Design and implementation of simple production control systems.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling methods, ability of methods evaluation and implementation of planning and scheduling algorithms in production and services.
  • Understanding of project management principles.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures, laboratory exercises.

Study materials

  1. F. R. Jacobs, R. B. Chase, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Mcgraw Hill Higher Education, 2013.
  2. I. T. Christou, Quantitative Methods in Supply Chain Management, Models and Algorithms, Springer, 2012.
  3. M. L. Pinedo, Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services, Second edition, Springer, 2009.
  4. S. Strmčnik, R. Hanus, Đ. Juričić, R. Karba, Z. Marinšek, D.Murray-Smith, H. Verbruggen, B. Zupančič, Celostni pristop k računalniškemu vodenju procesov, 1. izdaja, Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, 1998.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering