Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. MIOF10 overlaps following cours/es: MIO030. Optional for: E4, E4pe, I4, I4lp, I4mf, I4pr, M4lp, M4pr. Course coordinator: Assistant Professor Fredrik Olsson,, Production Management. Recommended prerequisits: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics Basic Course, FMS012 Mathematical Statistics Basic Course. Assessment: Individual written exam. For a passing grade it is required (in addition to a passing written exam) that mandatory assignments are completed. The assignments are solved independently in groups of 2-3 students. Home page:

The course aims to provide basic knowledge regarding management, control and design of production-inventory systems. It presents a range of different quantitative and non-quantitative methods and procedures used for efficient production and operations management.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Concrete areas and model types that the student should master include:

Introduction, Classifications in production management, Design of products, Network scheduling, Design of the production system, Line balancing techniques, Production processes and flows, The production control system, Cycle time and capacity analysis, Theory of constraints, Forecasting, Ordering systems, Batch quantities, Alternative lot sizing schemes, Safety stocks, Service levels, Multi-echelon systems, Material requirements planning, Coordination of orders, Cyclic schedules, Implementation, Aggregate planning, Detailed planning, Dispatch rules, Feedback control, Quantitative techniques in different areas.

Axsäter, S., Inventory Control, Springer, 2006. (e-book for LTH students)
Nahmias, S., Production and Operations Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 2009.