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Internal Logistics


Aims of the course

The course builds on the basics of business logistics and production management. It present the student advanced concepts of material flow management in companies, this is the flow of products from the input storage through the manufacturing process, to dispatchment into the distribution network.
To teach students to identify problems related to internal processes to ensure the effectiveness of the processes within internal logistics and analysis thereof. Consequently, predicting possible outcomes, finding solutions, and finally choosing the appropriate business decisions to pursue the chosen goals of business and manufacturing strategies. Deep understanding of business models and concepts

Course syllabus

The course deals with analysis, planning and management of internal logistics in manufacturing and service systems. First, building on the basic analysis of the dynamics of production systems, where the emphasis is on developing the productivity criteria, analysis of productivity and the impact of uncertainty. Later on, following the traditional hierarchical structure of production planning in business, with the capacity planning of production facilities and manpower planning, managing inventories and scheduling of manufacturing operations (MRP, "push-pull" principle), and learning about modern approaches to production in the form of JIT, Kanban. Content is strongly related to demand forecasting, basic stock control and logistics.

1. Process management and company strategy
2. Process flow analysis (Value Stream Mapping)
3. Management of process variability and uncertainty
4. Production in production batches
5. Simulation of the production process with the concept of continuous improvement
6. Development of production systems: from MRP, through JIT to lean production
7. Push and pull production systems and planning differences

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Monday at 13:00 in RZ-305
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