Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
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 40 40 0 0 11
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 aim of the course is to provide to the students of the Master Degree in Management Engineering the analytical tools suitable for recognizing the management strategies applicable to a production system, to examine the main management and organizational issues and to evaluate the performance of the production system in terms of efficiency, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Expected learning outcomes
The student must be able to:
Know the methods of analysis of a production system of goods or services;
Apply these methods to simple production systems by describing the main operations, the management structure, and the way the work is divided.
Identify the correct performance indicators for the evaluation of a production system and associate those indicators with descriptive models of an enterprise.
Extend, with appropriate adjustments, the methodologies learned for the analysis of a production chain.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Good knowledge of topics covered in courses dedicated to production systems, logistics and corporate organization.
a. Introduction to the analysis of industrial systems.
a.1. The operating structure: product tree, manufacturing cycle, layout.
a.2. The management structure: internal information system and organizational chart.
a.3. The interactions between the production system and its market environment: demand analysis.
b. Some formal tools to perform performance analysis.
c. Analysis of Production Management Methods and Procedures in an Industrial Production System:
c.1. Analysis of the most common order scheduling procedures
c.2. Analysis of programming procedures: JIT, CONWIP, SERU.
c.3. Applications of the procedures.

The presentation of the analysis tools is accompanied by examples of their application to realistic production systems.
Delivery modes
The topics presented during the lessons will be resumed during the exercises for the analysis of some production systems.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
[1] Set of presentations for each topic covered, provided by the teaching 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, with a maximum evaluation of 30 points, containing questions of a theoretical nature and the resolution of problems where the models and procedures described in the lessons are required. The time available for completing the written exam is two hours. The student will not be able to use any text or note. After the evaluation of the written test, the student can take an oral exam that can add or deduct from the evaluation up to a maximum of 3 points. The professor will discuss the outcome of the writtentest individually with each student who requires it.

The teacher will use computers with internet to support both front-page lessons and tutorials.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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