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SE2800
Production Planning and Scheduling
Professor: Chengbin Chu
Language of instruction: English* Number of hours: 36 ECTS: 3
Prerequisites: None
Period: S8 Elective 12 March to June IN28IE5, SEP8IE5
Course Objectives
This courses introduces different modeling tools (Petri nets, graphs, mathematical
programming) and solving tools (branch and bound, dynamic programming, heuristics and
metaheuristics) for production planning and scheduling problems.
On completion of the course, students should be able to
Analyze and solve a given planning and scheduling problem by proposing an appropriate
method
Course Contents
Introduction to production management and hierarchical management
Concept of computational complexity
Basic scheduling models and project management models
Cyclical scheduling
Non cyclical scheduling (critical machine, parallel machines, flow shop, job shop)
MRP and lot sizing
Capacity planning
Course Organization
Lectures: 16.5 hr, Tutorials: 16.5 hr, Exam: 3 hr
Evaluation
Oral presentation of a mini-project on a case study
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SE2850
Llenroc Plastics: Market-Driven Integration of Manufacturing
and Distribution Systems
Professor: Peter Jackson
Language of instruction: English Number of hours: 36 ECTS: 3
Prerequisites: None
Period: S8 Elective 13, One-week module 2 27-31 May IN28IS2, SEP8IS2
Course Objectives
Llenroc Plastics is a comprehensive case study in redesigning the manufacturing and
distribution systems for a medium-sized manufacturer of high pressure decorative laminates.
This case study demonstrates that by taking a view that integrates marketing, distribution,
manufacturing, and engineering, a company can transform itself into a world-class competitor.
Course Contents
Llenroc Plastics Company Overview
The Cumulative Flow Plot
Distribution and Transportation Systems
Llenroc Plastics Plant Tour
Project at a glance
Beyond Just-in-time: the No B-C strategy
Cyclic scheduling
Simulations during the Labworks
Course Organization
Lectures: 9 hr, Tutorials: 9 hr, Labwork: 18 hr
Resources
Peter Jackson is a professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
at Cornell University.
Evaluation
Written report and oral defense
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SE2400
Production and Distribution Management
Professor: Chengbin Chu
Language of instruction: French Number of hours: 36 ECTS: 3
Prerequisites: It is recommended to have taken introductory courses in areas such as business
administration or accounting and finance.
Period: S7 Elective 04 October to December IN27DE4, FEP7DE4
Course Objectives
The goal of this course is to face the major issues and challenges of the production and
distribution of goods and services, and to learn about approaches and methods, looking
especially at organizational issues and business processes. This course also aims at pointing
out the needs of qualitative and quantitative decision-making tools to optimize the production
and distribution of goods and services.
On completion of the course, students should be able to
Understand the challenges of the production and distribution of goods and services for
corporate performance
Understand the various issues in the field
Have started using approaches, methods and tools to deal with these issues
Course Contents
Introduction to issues in the production and distribution of goods and services
Supply chain management and relationship with other departments of a company
(product design, accounting and finance, marketing and sales, purchasing, information
systems, etc.)
Basic concepts (resources, inventories, flows, lead times, capacity, productivity)
Supply chain planning
Production/inventory management
Transport and distribution
Basic of production management (production layout and organization, quality, reliability,
maintenance, etc.)
Design of production systems
Japanese techniques (continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, etc.)
After sales service, spare part management, recycling and remanufacturing
Service operations management
Teaching Material and Textbooks
Case studies
Textbooks mostly in English on Operations Management, Supply Chain Management,
Production Management
Evaluation
3-hr written final exam with documents and computer (but students are only allowed to use pdf
readers and Excel).