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040899 KU Production Analysis (MA) (2020W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 01.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 08.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 22.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 28.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of the course is to provide students with an in-depth coverage of selected topics from production planning and control. By adopting a strongly quantitative, mainly model-driven perspective, the students are introduced to methods and approaches for solving typical problems that arise at different levels of the planning hierarchy. The scope of issues discussed ranges from aggregate planning to detailed scheduling and is illustrated by sample calculations. Links to the area of optimization and related concepts ((meta-)heuristics, exact optimization algorithms, linear and mixed integer programming) are pointed out and critically reviewed, also from a practical point of view.

Assessment and permitted materials

Homework (25%), Midterm exam (25%), Endterm exam (30%), Essay (20%).
All submission will be online via Moodle. The exams will be online as well.
Examination dates: Midterm - 19.11.2020; Endterm - 14.01.2021
The submitted exam will be checked for plagiarism (Turnitin) and I may also make queries about the subject area of the exam within the assessment period of four weeks (plausibility check). This can be done if suspicions arise or on a random basis.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a positive grade, students have to achieve at least 50 points (overall score).

Examination topics

Lecture notes, literature excerpts, home assignments

Reading list

* Edward A. Silver, David F. Pyke, Rein Peterson, Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling, 3rd Edition.
* Sipper and Bulfin, Production: Planning, Control and Integration, McGraw-Hill, 1997
* S. Nahmias: Production and Operations Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 09.11.2020 11:28