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CODE 98173
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/17
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the student with the notions and methodological tools to measure the efficiency in resource use in logistics and production systems

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures and group exercises) and individual study will allow the student at the end of the course to: 

  • Understand operational activities related to logistics and industrial production
  • Distinguish the main phases of the production logistics process
  • Analyzing the main phases of the production logistic process with reference to qualitative and quantitative analysis and resolution techniques.
  • Providing specific skills that allow students to apply and solve the typical problems of managing logistics, production and service systems.

In addition to these learning objectives, the active and interactive teaching methods will allow the attending student who will actively participate in the lessons to acquire the following transversal skills and soft skills:

  • Personal competence basic level: identify one's skills, concentrate, manage complexity, reflect critically, make decisions, work independently

 

TEACHING METHODS

The twelve topics will be developed approximately over 12 weeks of frontal lessons divided into two days of lessons per week. The lessons will be held with the support of power point presentations  and held in Italian.

The course will include examples and exercises to be carried out independently or in groups that will require the use of simple automatic calculation tools (typically calculator) in order to allow the student to be able to use the economic and engineering knowledge acquired in simple decision-making cases concerning the evaluation of the production system and the optimal use of resources. 

This teaching method will allow to promote in the students who will actively participate in the lessons the personal competence basic level.

Attendance is therefore recommended.


 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction

  • The company as a system
  • Decision-making regimes

Inventory management

  • ABC classification of materials
  • Management Models for Class A and C Materials 
  • Applying Management Models to Case Studies

Industrial Production Management

  • MRP 
  • Least Unit Cost

Classification of production time and resource utilization coefficients

  • Production times and plant utilization coefficient
  • SMED
  • Lead Time, Flow Value, TaktTime
  • Work in process, Little's law

Design and analysis of production processes

  • PUSH and PULL production and reference models
  • Process assessment (volumes and varieties)
  • Production layout

Break-Even Point

  • Linear variable costs, non-linear variable costs and fixed costs
  • Break-even point under certainty
  • Break-even point under uncertainty

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the slides used during the lessons and other teaching material will be available on the teaching Teams channel. The notes taken during the lessons and the material on Teams are sufficient for the preparation of the exam

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam includes a written test and an optional oral interview.

The written exam is passed if the student obtains a grade greater than or equal to 18 in the test.

The written test includes some exercises aimed at assessing the ability to apply the concepts and methodologies illustrated during the course and some open questions to evaluate the acquisition and understanding of the theoretical topics covered.

To participate in the written test you must register for the official exam sessions on the https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/prenotazione website.

The oral exam (optional) can be taken after passing the written test and is reserved for students who have achieved a score of at least 27/30 and the maximum increase obtainable with the oral exam is 3 points compared to the mark obtained in the written test.

If the oral exam is insufficient, the commission reserves the right to cancel the written exam.

If the student does not take the oral exam, the mark recorded in the career is that of the written test.

Students with SLD, disability or other regularly certified special educational needs are advised to contact the instructor one week before the exam to agree on  examination methods that, in compliance with the course objectives, take into account the individual requirements.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Written exam in the classroom.
The written exam will assess the level of knowledge of the main concepts and the ability to solve simple exercises.
Oral exam in presence.
The oral exam will allow you to check your reasoning skills and connect different concepts with each other.

The quality of the exposition, the correct use of the specialist vocabulary, the ability of critical reasoning will also be assessed.

 

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure