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INP5071879, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0518, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ROBERTO PANIZZOLO ING-IND/35

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/35 Engineering and Management 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Prerequisites: The knowledge gained in the course "Economia e Organizzaione aziendale" related to industrial accounting and in particular to cost accounting is important for a better understanding of some topics covered in the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The student, after understanding the different ways to respond to demand and to organize manufacturing operations will be able to carry out the following activities:
- production planning
- inventory management and material requirements planning
- order release and scheduling
- organize and optimize production activities according to the Lean Manufacturing principles
Examination methods: Written test with open-ended questions, multiple choice questions, numerical exercises. After passing the written test it is necessary to take the oral exam. All topics discussed in class are examined.
Assessment criteria: Student's evaluation is based on his understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed and on the capability to apply them.
Course unit contents: Type of production systems and Wortmann classification: Make To Stock (MTS), Assembre To Order (ATO), Make To Order (MTO), Purchasing To Order (PTO), Engineering To Order (ETO)
Production planning: Production Plan (PP), Master Production Schedule (MPS) and Final Assembly Schedule (FAS)
Inventory management: inventory classification, inventory costs, inventory service level measures, ABC and XYZ analysis.
Economic Lot Size Model. Safety Stock calculation.
The reorder point system. ReOrder Level (ROL) systems: Reorder Point (Q,R), Min-Max System (S,R). ReOrder Cycle (ROC) systems: (Q, R,T) policy, Min-Max System (S,R,T) policy, Max System (S,T) policy.
Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Manufacturing Capacity Planning: Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), Finite Capacity Planning (FCP), Finite Capacity Scheduling (FCS)
Production order release and scheduling: push movement system (dispatching), pull movement system (kanban and basestock), hybrid systems (ConWip)
Lean Manufacturing: principles and methodologies. History of Lean Production and of Toyota Production System. Lean methodologies: Value Stream Mapping, Takt time and Operator Balance Chart, 5S, SMED, Spaghetti Chart, TPM e OEE, Cellular Manufacturing
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, classroom exercises, discussions of case studies, learning games.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course textbook:
De Toni A., Panizzolo R. (2018) Gestione della Produzione, Isedi, Milano.

For Erasmus students who wish to follow the course the textbook is:
Gore A., Panizzolo R. (2012), Operations Management, Cengage Learning, New Delhi, India.

Slides and other teaching materials are available the course website.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • De Toni A., Panizzolo R., Gestione della Produzione. Milano: Isedi, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo