Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG713 Models for Production Management (Autumn 2019)

About the course

Different topics concerning production planning will be treated like Little’s law, scheduling problems with different objectives, line balancing and lot sizing. In a more general setting production philosophies like MRP, OPT/TOC, Lean /JIT and agile production are discussed.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

None, apart from being a master student in logistics accepted into the Logistics Analytics variant.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After having completed the course, the students should be able to:

  • Present the different levels of production planning and control, and which decisions are made at each level
  • Create aggregated production plans based on both chase and level strategies
  • Present how materials requirement planning (MRP) works, and create MRP records based on verbal descriptions
  • Describe the concepts just-in-time, kanban, optimized production technology, and the theory of constraints
  • Solve instances of the lot-sizing problem using a range of heuristics, as well as the Wagner-Whitin method
  • Define and use several different sequencing rules for single machine scheduling, and give an account of which rules are optimal with respect to which criteria
  • Calculate best case, worst case, and practical worst case performance for cycle time and throughput of a given production line
  • Formulate the line balancing problem and execute a heuristic for solving it

Forms of teaching and learning

3 hours of lectures per week.

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Assignment(s)
  • Courseworks given: 2
  • Courseworks required: 2
  • Presence: Not required
  • Comment:


  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: Calculator with empty memory + general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version


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