Operations Management in Proc. Industry

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM725C05
Vaknaam Operations Management in Proc. Industry
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Operations Management in Process Industries
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this course, the students are able to:
1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of process industries and its main characteristics.
2. Recognize the fundamental issues of operations management in process industries.
3. Analyze the performance of a typical process-oriented company.
4. Address planning and scheduling problems faced in process industries.
5. Acquire the ability to read, interpret, and analyze scientific papers specifically related to process industries.
6. Design and conduct simple experiments on planning and scheduling in process industries using mathematical tools, and write research reports on the results obtained.
Omschrijving This course presents an introduction to operations management in process industries, and provides the students with concepts and tools to analyze and improve operational capabilities of process-oriented organizations. It includes lectures, guest lectures, individual and group assignments, and a day long plant visit which all together provide a considerable amount of experience on process industries. The content of the course is closely related to past and current research in the Department of Operations. The course gives an overview of the characteristics of process industries. It provides the knowledge and skills to adapt planning and scheduling to deal with industry-specific aspects such as sequence dependent setups, limited intermediate storage, perishability of materials, and tracking and tracing. It also places an emphasis on how seemingly general applicable concepts such as lean manufacturing can be made suitable for process industries. The course has a research oriented approach with a strong focus on scientific writing and appropriate use of the literature in individual and group assignments. It offers an excellent start for students that aim for a master project and/or career in the process industries.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm computer practica, hoorcolleges, werkcolleges, zelfstudie
(guest lectures, group supervision and a plant visit)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. O.A. Kilic
Docent(en) dr. O.A. Kilic ,prof. dr. D.P. van Donk
Entreevoorwaarden Recommended priors: Production Planning and Control, Production Organization and Control, Product Development or equivalent Bachelor's level modules.
Opmerkingen Target audience: The course is optional and is meant for master students of Supply Chain Management, Technology Operations Management, and other masters who wish to gain an understanding of operations management in process industries.
Secretary office: Dui-631 Phone: +31(0)50 3637020 E-mail: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
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