General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Joan Triadó Aymerich

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Joan Triadó Aymerich

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Specific skills
  • CE15: Have basic knowledge of production and manufacturing systems.

  • CE17: Applied knowledge of business organization.

Transversal competences
  • CT2: That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, assuming commitments taking into account count available resources.


Subject framed in the matter of Organization of the Production. The course aims to train students in the basic aspects of the design and management of production systems. Specifically, methods of aggregate planning and stock management in the industrial enterprise are studied. Additionally, the basic aspects of the design of production systems are studied, such as the location of the system, the distribution in the plant and the design of the manufacturing process. All this complemented with the presentation of the main management technologies used in the industrial company.



Content title 1: Introduction to the Production Organization

  • What is operations management?
  • History of operations management.
  • The production function in a global competitive environment.
  • Operations strategies:
    • Level Scheduling versus Chase.
    • Push versus Pull.

Content title 2: Aggregate planning and programming

  • Aggregate production planning.
  • Production master plan.
  • Planning techniques: Tabular method (trial and error), Bowman method and Land algorithm.
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP).

Content title 3: Stock management

  • Valuation of the stock.
  • Stock management costs.
  • Stock management. Monoproduct case: methods based on Wilson's formula.
  • Stock management. Multi-product case.
  • Stock management. Methods incorporating the random factor.

Content title 4: Operational research

  • Presentation of the general problem.
  • Linear programming: Simplex method.
  • Introduction to dynamic programming.
  • Application to production planning.

Content title 5: Design of production systems

  • Production system design decisions.
  • Theory of constraints (TOC).
  • Process measurement and analysis.
  • Productivity and capacity of productive systems. Bottlenecks
  • Location of the production system.
  • Plant distribution: function-oriented and product-oriented.
  • Product design. Portfolio and life cycle management.
  • Production and management of innovation.
  • Quality and safety management in production systems.

Content title 6: Technologies to support production management

  • ICT and competitiveness.
  • MRP II: Manufacturing Resources Planning.
  • ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning.
  • SCM: Supply Chain Management.
  • CRM: Customer Relationship Management.
  • Human and technological resources.

Content title 7: The production and quality plan

  • Objectives of the production plan in the Business Plan.
  • Phases in the drafting of the production and quality plan.
  • The Quality Plan.
  • The TIC Plan.

Evaluation system

The final grade is the weighted sum of the grades of the activities:

Activity 1. Production planning by tabular methods based on forecast demand: 5%

Activity 2. Stock management: 5%

Activity 3. Production planning by mathematical programming: 5%

Activity 4. Design of the production system and drafting of the production and quality plan for a specific situation of launching a new product: 20%

Activity 5. Exam 1: 30%

Activity 6. Exam 2: 35%


Attendance at the theoretical and laboratory sessions, and the delivery of the corresponding reports of activities 1, 2, 3 and 4 is a necessary condition for the evaluation of the subject.

It is compulsory to carry out all the activities to obtain the final grade of the subject. The algorithm for calculating the grade is only applied if the weighted average grade of Activities 5 and 6 is greater than or equal to 4. Otherwise the subject is suspended.

It will be up to the teachers of the subject to decide on the possibility of adding activities that allow the recovery of the suspended activities.

The make-up exam corresponds to activities 5 and 6, and its grade must be greater than or equal to 4. The make-up exam only gives the option to pass the subject with a grade of 5, except in the case of that the weighted average grade of the first 4 activities is equal to or higher than 8. In this case the final grade will correspond to the weighted average grade of all the activities in the subject.

For activities 1 to 4, if the result of their evaluation is not satisfactory, or the teachers consider it opportune, they will be able to summon the members of a group to carry out an individualized evaluation test.



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