Checking date: 11/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Industrial Organization
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: DURAN HERAS, ALFONSO

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
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts about production planning and control and logistics. 2. awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering applying knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics and other scientific fields to the analysis of business situations. 3. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of industrial organization using established methods; 4. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to analyse engineering products, processes and methods; 5. the ability to apply their knowledge to develop and realise design and operation of productive and logistic systems; 6. the ability to select and use appropriate tools and methods in industrial organization; 7. an awareness of the non-technical implications of engineering practice; 8. demonstrate an awareness of project management and business practices, such as risk and change management, and understand their limitations;
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
  • Instructor provided material: Slides, exercises.... URLs and other Internet resources provided by the instructor. Through Aula Global..
  • Jacobs, F.R.; Chase, R.B.; Aquilano, N.J. . Operations and Supply Chain Management. Mcgraw-Hill. 16e (2019)
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.