Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Computer Aided Production Engineering
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
De Maddis Manuela ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ING-IND/16 30 0 30 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/16 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria meccanica
Objectives of the course
The course goal is to gain an understanding and appreciation of the
fundamental principles and methodologies relevant to planning, operation and
control of productive systems.
The production system environment is analyzed in order to evaluate its
performances and their relationships with controllable or uncontrollable
factors and variables.
On the basis of different functional models of production systems, the
planning and control problems are analyzed according to different
hierarchical levels, ranging from long-time capacity planning, to material
flow management in the shop-floor.
Logistics and Industrial Production, Probability and statistics.
Knowledge of mathematical programming and informatics.
Introduction to production systems in manufacturing.
Factory physics: performance measurements on workstation, flow lines, and plants; queue models; variability and randomness representation.
Analysis of WIP capped systems and Throughput controlled systems. Comparison of performances of push and pull systems.
Inventory management in deterministic environment: classic approaches and their limitations (EOQ and variants, Wagner-Within algorithm and heuristics)
Inventory management in probabilistic environment: base stock system, newsvendor problem.
Long-term planning: Capacity management, APP models, Lot-sizing models, heuristic approaches.
Dependable demand management: MRP, MRPII, ERP and their limits.
JIT Production control: applicability and limits.
Scheduling algorithms and dispatching rules in push and pull production systems.
Laboratories and/or exercises
Exercises will be assigned and solved along the course. Students will attend computer lab activities by several Software tools.
- Factory Physics: Foundation of Manufacturing Management; Hopp, Spearman;
McGraw-Hill Education, 2nd Edition
- Programmazione e Controllo della Produzione - Esercizi Alfieri, Chiabert, De Maddis, Villa, CLUT
Revisions / Exam
The examination consists in a written proof based on resolution of exercises and in an oral discussion about the main subject of the course.
Oral exam (in teacher discretion)

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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