Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2015/16
Productive systems analysis and management
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Settineri Luca   PO ING-IND/16 64 16 0 0 10
Villa Agostino ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     64 16 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/16 8 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria gestionale
Subject fundamentals
The course aims to provide to students of the Master of Science in Engineering and Management the tools: (a) to analyze management strategies that can be applied to a production system, in order to obtain the best possible performance, and (b) to use a procedure for the analysis of the performance of the system itself. These instruments will be sufficient, on the one hand, to assess efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the system of production, and on the other hand to analyze the main issues of management and organization, in terms of management of assets and division of labor. The presentation of these methods and procedures of analysis is accompanied by examples of their application to realistic production systems.
Expected learning outcomes
The expected learning outcomes in terms of knowledge and skills, belong to the following.
Knowledge necessary to analyze the performance of a producer of goods or services through the analysis of its main functions, the management structure of production and the mode of division of labor, and then extending these methods to the analysis of the production chain.
Skills necessary to select performance indicators, to associate them with descriptive models of a company or an industrial chain, to estimate the level of performance of the company or industry.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Good knowledge of the topics covered in courses dedicated to production systems, logistics and business organization.
The topics of the course are listed below:
a. Introduction to the analysis of industrial production systems.
a.1. The operational structure: product tree, working sequence, layout.
a.2. The management structure: internal information network, organizational chart.
a.3. The interactions between the production system and its context of market: analysis of the market demand.
b. Some formal tools to implement the system performance analysis.
c. Analysis of the methods and procedures for the management of production in a manufacturing system:
c.1. Analysis of the most common procedures for scheduling orders
c.2. Analysis of the programming procedures: JIT, CONWIP, SERU.
c.3. Analysis of the mode of application of these procedures
Delivery modes
The models introduced are used for analysis exercises, the development of which is structured in two phases: (a) analysis of the operations structure to identify main characteristics of the layout; (b) analysis of the management structure to identify the best management strategy and the organization most appropriate.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
[1] Set di presentations for each topic that will be discussed, loaded on the course web site.
[2] Altiok T., "Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems", Springer, London, 1993.
[3] Villa A., "Analisi di Sistemi di Produzione Industriale", CLUT, Torino, 2006.
[4] Wallace J. Hopp e Mark L Spearman "Factory Physics", McGraw Hill, 2000.
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam consists of a written test containing questions of a theoretical nature, in the form of open and/or closed demand, and problems on the application of models and procedures discussed in the lectures. The task usually lasts from two hours / two hours and thirty minutes. The student may withdraw within the first hour and will not use any text or notes.
The teacher will discuss the outcome of the written test individually with each student who requests it.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2015/16

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