Operational Management and Logistics
- Department of Pedagogical and Psychological Studies
Problem areas include: Entrepreneurial characteristics of production system. operations competitiveness, productivity and strategy, Japanese methods of improving productivity, recent trends for logistical systems designing, the significance of logistical planning, production planning and budgeting process, reasons for preparing the manufacturing business plan, decision making in production management, using forecast information in production system, value analysis introduction, processes of manufacturing standardization, material resources and capacity planning, advancement of the production quality systems. Teaching methods will include lectures, group presentations and discussions of cases as well as other exercises. Each student is required to complete the terminal assignment.
Requirements for course credit: Attendance, active participation, seminar paper.
Test of knowledge from lectures, exercises, and questions from the textbook.
- Syllabus of lectures:
(1) Introduction, description of the major issues, cost functions
(2) Designing and operating production Systems, cost management
(3) How much to order: Economic Order Quantity models, lot sizing
(4) When to reorder, statistical approach
(5) How Much to Order: Fixed-Order-Interval Model
(6) Scheduling in high, intermediate, low-volume systems
(7) Job and operations standardization
(8) Value analyses
(9) Kaizen and Poka-Yoke implementations
(10) The Master Production Scheduling Techniques
(11) Scheduling in Low-Volume Systems
(12) Effective projects of distribution channel
(13) Document management solutions for Logistics departments
(14) The historical evolution of pre-production systems, recent trends.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
(1) Introduction of logistics, major issues, practical case
(1) Logistical functions within business organizations, cost management
(1) Economic Order Quantity calculations, lot sizing
(1) Inventory management, uncertainty approach
(1) Storehouse space layout, how much to order
(1) Scheduling, autonomous student working
(1) Supplier chain and distribution channel modelling
(1) Practical calculations in logistics, job and operations standardization
(1) Monte Carlo applications, value analyses calculations
(1) Costs of cooperation enumerations, Poka-Yoke implementations
(1) The Master Production Scheduling Techniques, JIT model
(1) Effective projects of distribution channel, value analyses
(1) Seminar paper presentation, document management for Logistics.
- Study Objective:
The course is designed to provide engineers with the basic information and skills necessary to manage a production system of the enterprise. An emphasis will be placed on the necessary steps in logistics, operating and evaluating of manufacturing process. The topics include: Entrepreneurial characteristics of production systems, logistical competitiveness, productivity and strategy, Japanese methods of improving productivity, recent trends for production systems designing, the significance of logistics planning, production planning and budgeting process and the role of engineering economy, reasons for preparing the manufacturing business plan, decision making in production management, using forecast information in production system, value analysis introduction, processes of manufacturing standardization, material resources and capacity planning, advancement of the production quality systems. Emphasis will be on problem identification and the evaluation of alternative solution strategies.
- Study materials:
1. Kavan M.: Výrobní a provozní management, Grada Publishing, 2002.
2. Josef Sixta J, Mačát V.: Logistika - Teorie a praxe, Computer Press, 2008, ISBN 80-251-0573-3
3. F. Robert Jacobs and Richard B. Chase: Operations and Supply Management, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009, ISBN-10: 0073403334, ISBN-13: 978-0073403335.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: