Checking date: 30/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Industrial Organization
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: ISASI SANCHEZ, LUIS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Introduction to Engineering Management
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The main objective for this course is to learn and apply the essentials of industrial firms organization. Allow the student to develop the basic competences required to manage the production planning and control and logistic activities in industrial companies. * Specific competences: ** Ability to apply industrial firms organization concepts ** Apply the supply chain concept as an integrated approach to the production and logistic activities. ** Redesign of industrial processes ** Know and apply basic concepts of production planning and control and logistics ** Design and operation of productive and logistic systems * Generic competences: ** Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics and other scientific fields to the analysis of business situations. ** Analysis of unstructured situations and decisions within the production planning and control and logistic activities in industrial companies. ** Understand and apply qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques applicable within Industrial Organization. ** Identify and apply key concepts in Supply Chain Management.
Description of contents: programme
1. Organization of industrial firms. 1.1. Introduction to operations, production and the Supply Chain. 1.2. Qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques applicable in the organization of industrial firms. 2. Demand forecasting, inventory management and warehousing. 2.1. Demand management. 2.2. Independent demand inventory management models. Lot sizes. 2.3. Warehousing. Lifecycle: reception, warehousing, picking, expedition. Information Systems. 3. Logistics and manufacturing planning and control systems. MRP. 3.1. Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems (MPCS). 3.2. Materials Requirements Planning (MRP). Master Schedule. Needs breakdown and anticipation. 4. Alternative approaches for coordinating production. 4.1. Push, pull, hybrid. 4.2. JIT. 5. (Re-)Design of products and processes. 5.1. Product (Re-)Design. 5.2. Process (Re-)Design. 5.3. Work organization in industrial environments.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures, exercises, practical sessions, cases and assignments to be carried out by the students and discussed during the sessions, readings assigned by the instructor or identified by the students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • F.R. Jacobs, R.B Chase. Operations and Supply Chain Management. Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin. 13e (2010)
  • Instructor provided material: Slides, exercises.... URLs and other Internet resources provided by the instructor. Through Aula Global..
Additional Bibliography
  • J. Heizer, B. Render. Operations Management. Prentice Hall. 10e. (2011)
  • R.G. Schroeder, S.M. Goldstein, M.J Rungtusanatham. Operations management. Contemporary concepts and cases. Mc Graw-Hill. 5e (2010)

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.