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IN01122553, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0529, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING

Teacher in charge MAURIZIO FACCIO ING-IND/17

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/17 Industrial and Mechanical Plant 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 24/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 FACCIO MAURIZIO (Presidente)
BATTINI DARIA (Membro Effettivo)
9 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 FACCIO MAURIZIO (Presidente)
BATTINI DARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: To have the ability to deal with the problems related to the choice and sizing of maximum mechanical system engineering in the most common industrial activities.
Target skills and knowledge: The course has the following knowledge and skills expected:
- Knowledge and skills regarding the design of industrial plants, in particular flexible production, assembly, handling and storage systems.
- Knowledge and skills regarding the design of automated industrial systems.
- Knowledge and skills on the management of flexible industrial systems, in particular related to the management of industrial production in all its phases, to the main business operating processes and to the available and innovative technologies to support it.
-Use of possible technologies to support the study as dynamic process simulation, two-dimensional and three-dimensional system design, specific tools for production cycle management
Examination methods: The verification of the expected knowledge and skills is carried out with a written examination test divided into two parts.
First part: The student will have to solve the problems of design and management of industrial systems, where the critical spirit and the acquired knowledge also allow to define choices of input and design data.
Second part: The student will have to answer some theoretical questions concerning the program carried out to verify the acquired knowledge.
Possible evaluation of projects carried out during the course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria with which the knowledge and skills acquired will be verified are:
- Completeness of the theoretical knowledge acquired in the design and management of flexible and automated industrial plants
- Ability to apply theoretical knowledge to the design and management calculation of industrial plants
- Level of autonomy acquired in the interpretation and solution of plant problems.
-Eventual skills in the use of technical equipment and available software.
Course unit contents: The specific contents of the course can be summarized in the following points:
Basic definitions and overview: the classification of industrial and service plants, the layout study and the P-Q curve. Design of automated and semi-automatic industrial systems: production systems, assembly systems, handling systems, storage systems. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional design of industrial systems.
Industrial production management: ATO and MTO type policies. The bill of material: Planning-bill and Super-bill. The construction of production cycles and the calculation of the critical path. The calculation of performance indexes of plants and human resources (OEE, efficiency indices and labor absenteeism). MRPI and MRPII information systems: structure, modules and functions. The hierarchical and recursive structure of production planning: the rolling method and the time horizons. Long-term planning, the creation of the Production Plan (PP), long-term capacity control, medium-term planning, aggregated planning, the construction of the MPS (linear programming and Wagner-Whitin model), the 'MRP and the management of Push stocks. Operational planning and scheduling techniques. Pull-type inventory management systems, JIT, Kanban number calculation. Applications in advanced Assembly to Order contexts: the management of materials integrated in the plant logistics: main concepts and lean production. Fundamentals of inventory management: the reorder point, the period of fixed reorganization and the security stock. The economic lot of purchase and production. Inventory management and Supply Chian Management. Reduction of set-up times: the SMED technique. Overview of the concepts of Lean Production. The company information system: hierarchy and main modules CRM, ERP, MES, WMS. The management of the main business cycles. The company information system at the shop floor level in automatic and semi-automatic systems. Traceability and technologies. Dynamic simulation of plant and virtual reality.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is divided into the following activities:
- Theoretical study of the design and management of industrial plants
- Application of the design and / or management through case studies and modeling of the same with SW and specific tools
- Companies visits
Additional notes about suggested reading: - notes and lecture notes
- articles from international journals.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Pareschi A., Regattieri A., Persona A., Ferrari E., Logistica Integrata e Flessibile. Bologna: Progetto Leonardo., --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Armando Brandolese - Alessandro Pozzetti - Andrea Sianesi, Gestione della produzione industriale. --: Hoepli, --. Cerca nel catalogo