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TUTA3240 Production Operations Management Methods, 5 cp 
Code TUTA3240  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Production Operations Management Methods  Abbreviation Production Oper 
Scope5 cp  Expiry date  
TypeAdvanced level studies SubjectTUO Industrial Management 
TypeCourse  Lessons  
Study right   Grading1 - 5 
Recommended time of completion  Qualifies as postgraduate studiesno
    Can be taken several timesno
Responsible unit School of Technology and Innovations 


Operations Research


The learning outcome of this course is that the student is able to understand a set of advanced methods and models in productions / operations management to apply production planning and control tools and tech-niques for decision-making. Course develops problem-solving and decision-making skills (labs) and IT skills (scheduling software).

By the end of this course students should be able to: (1) Understand current trends in P/OM area, (2) Under-stand and apply production scheduling, (3) Analyse lead-time, work-in progress, process variability, (4) Un-derstand push/pull boundary and related material control methods.


This course will cover the following topics: integration of productions / operations management; capacity planning; production performance and assessment; production dynamics and constraints and theory of con-straints; impact of variability and managing in production systems; push vs pull production system; manu-facturing execution systems and production scheduling; production planning and control; and production platforms and concept of flexibility.

Study Materials 
  1. Wallace Hopp (2007) Supply Chain Science, Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin
  2. Wallace Hopp and Mark L. Spearman (2008) Factory Physics 3rd edition, Mcgraw-Hill / Irwin
  3. articles
Teaching Methods 

Lectures and labs 23 hours, independent assignment work, group work 112 h

Modes of Study 

Four submitted assignments

Languages: language(s) of instruction: English; completion language(s): English
Grading: scale 1-5 or fail


Responsible Person: Petri Helo
Teacher(s): Petri Helo, Pornthep Anussornnitisarn

Further Information 

Responsible Unit: School of Technology and Innovations
Additional Information: this course is available only for the master students in Industrial Management, replaces advanced course in production operations management


Current and future teaching
No teaching

Future examinations
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