There are no special prerequisites, except for basics competences in engineering.
Students will acquire the advanced capabilities and skills required for effective and efficient management of a production plant. In particular, they will learn specific techniques and tools for short term production planning and control, industrial plant maintenance planning, organisation and management, as well as production performance measurement. They will be able to face organisational and managerial practices and techniques supporting the design and the management of workplaces and production areas (in terms of layout and work standardisation), as well as the maintenance planning and organisation. In addition, students will develop specific competences and capabilities necessary to manage the relationship with other functions, including but not limited to quality, R&D, industrialisation and production planning and control.
The course introduces the essential concepts underlying the organization of a factory. In particular, the course deals with the main techniques and tools for short term production planning and control, tracking and documenting production activities (Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution Systems). The (re)organisation of workplaces (5S, Spaghetti Chart, workplace (re)layout), also taking an ergonomic perspective, as well as industrial plants maintenance services are also discussed.
- Sianesi A., 2011 Gestione del sistema di produzione, ETAS, Milano.
The course (48 hours) is organised in theoretical lectures (24 hours), exercises and case studies (16 hours) and laboratories (8 hours). In particular, laboratories include the participation on a seminar in workplace ergonomics. During the semester, students will be also invited to participate to several events, workshops and industrial seminars. Students will have the opportunity to carry out an additional laboratory activity directly in a company (around 24 hours). This activity aims at developing practical skills on theoretical topics as well as developing problem solving and teamwork capabilities.
Students must attend a 2 hours written exam (consisting of 30 open and multi-choice questions and numerical exercises) followed by an oral discussion.