MICRO-448 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Filliger Roger, Gallay Olivier

Language: English


Summary

This course discusses quantitatively some important and generic performance and reliability issues that affect the behavior of manufacturing systems and supply chains.

Content

Keywords

Stochastic manufacturing systems, production flows, hedging stock policies, inventory management, supply chain dynamics, discrete-event simulations.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

MATH 234 Probabilities and Statistics, or similar.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify and characterize the relevant parameters that are influencing material flows in production lines.
  • Synthesize the influence of buffers on the performance of transfer lines.
  • Compute optimal hedging stock policies.
  • Model the general dynamics of simple supply chains, and discuss linear stability issues.
  • Examine the behaviour of manufacturing systems and supply chains using a discrete-event simulator.

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Assessment methods

Final oral exam (80% of the grade), project work during the semester (20% of the grade).

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Manuscript and slides available in English.

Books:

  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering by Stanley B. Gershwin
  • Factory Physics by W. J. Hopp and M. L. Spearman
  • Stochastic Models of Manufacturing Systems by J. A. Buzacott and J. G. Shanthikumar

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Manufacturing systems and supply chain dynamics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Manufacturing systems and supply chain dynamics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Manufacturing systems and supply chain dynamics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Manufacturing systems and supply chain dynamics
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11    CE1103
11-12    
12-13    CE1103
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 10h - 12h: Lecture CE1103

Friday, 12h - 13h: Exercise, TP CE1103

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