Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Production scheduling and control
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Logistics And Production Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Business Organization Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical And Production Engineering - Torino/Shanghai
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Alfieri Arianna ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-IND/16 55 35 20 0 18
Chiabert Paolo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO AC ING-IND/16 52 52 20 0 9
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/16 10 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 analysed 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 analysed according to different
hierarchical levels, ranging from long-time capacity planning, to material
flow management in the shop-floor.
Expected skills
The application of theory to practical problems will avoid a superficial
study. Viceversa, the student will be able to analyse a production system
environment understanding the contest and selecting the proper
tools/methodologies/approaches for effective operations.
Acquaintance with statistics and mathematical principles, knowledge of mathematical programming and informatics.
Introduction to production management. Evaluation of the effectiveness of
product systems: performance measurement, queue models, variability and
Inventory management, Aggregate production planning and lot-sizing.
MRP, MRPII, ERP: costs and benefits. JIT philosophy and its implementation.
Scheduling algorithms.
Syllabus: more informations
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)

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
Laboratories and/or exercises
Exercises will be assigned and solved along the course. Students will have
the possibility to attend computer lab activities.
- 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 final exam consists of a compulsory written part (solution of exercises
and open answer to theory questions) and a facultative oral and lab

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2006/07

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