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040899 KU Production Analysis (MA) (2021S)

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 served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 11.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 20.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents (key words):
- Disaggregation
- Master Production Scheduling (MPS)
- Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
- Just-in-Time (JIT)
- Load-dependent order release (BOA)
- Single machine scheduling
- Job shop scheduling
- Project scheduling (PERT)
- Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems (APS)

Course Description:
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.

Due to the current exceptional situation, and to allow for a maximum of predictability, the lessons, homework comparisons, and exams will be held online.

Assessment and permitted materials

Homework: 25%
Exam #1: 25%
Exam #2: 30 %
Essay: 20%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

Lecture notes, literature excerpts, home assignments and presentation

Reading list

Course material (electronic):
- Course slides
- Book scans

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 11.05.2021 13:47