Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
2.5
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Homayoun Shaabani
Lecture Semester:
Autumn
Teaching language:
English
Duration:
½ year

LOG904-163 Facilities Design (Autumn 2020)

About the course

There are three logistical drivers (facilities, inventory, and transportation) and three cross-functional drivers (information, sourcing, and pricing) which determine the performance of any supply chain. The focus of the current seminar is on “facilities”. Facilities planning consider “facilities design” and “facilities location” and the current seminar will mostly cover facilities design; however, some topics about facilities location are covered as well.

Topics covered:

  1. Introduction to facility design

  2. Product, process & schedule design

  3. Process & material flow analysis

  4. Facility layout

  5. Materials handling

  6. Storage & warehousing

  7. Introduction to location models

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

General knowledge about supply chain management and basic mathematics.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After completing the seminar students are expected to learn basics of facilities design in a qualitative manner and be familiarized with facilities location in a quantitative manner. Thus, students are expected to get familiar with different qualitative and quantitative aspects of “facilities” element as one of the logistical drivers of the supply chain.

Forms of teaching and learning

Lectures together with homework assignments will form the learning process.

Examination

Form of assessment: Home assessment

  • Proportion: 30%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Form of assessment: Home assessment

  • Proportion: 70%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Syllabus

The seminar is based on the following three books.

 

[1] Sunderesh S. Heragu, Facilities Design, 4th Edition, CRC Press, 2016.

 

[2] Robert F. Love, J. James G. Morris, George O. Wesolowsky, Facilities Location: Models & Methods, North-Holland, 1988.

 

[3] James A. Tompkins, John A. White, Yavuz A. Bozer, J. M. A. Tanchoco, J. Trevino, Facilities Planning, second edition, Wiley, 1996.

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