Manufacturing Strategies, 6 credits (TPPE16)

Produktionsstrategier, 6 hp

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Veronica Lindström

Director of studies or equivalent

Fredrik Persson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MMAT Mathematics, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Manufacturing Management) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Strategic Management and Control) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Manufacturing Management) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Strategic Management and Control) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Manufacturing Management) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Strategic Management and Control) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Manufacturing Management) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Strategic Management and Control) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Manufacturing Management) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Strategic Management and Control) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Strategic Management and Control) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Manufacturing Management) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Production Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Logistics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Production Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Mathematics, Master's Programme
  • Design and Product Development
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in production/operations management

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to present the strategic perspective of the manufacturing function. Special attention is paid to the holistic view of manufacturing, the competitive priorities of the manufacturing firm and the interfaces with other business functions. After taking this course, the student should be a ble to analyze the role of manufacturing in the corporate strategy and formulate a consistent manufacturing strategy. The student should also be able to communicate results and conclusions and be able to critically reflect upon the analysis made of other groups related to manufacturing strategies.

Course content

  • Manufacturing Strategy: Relationship to corporate strategy and functional strategies. Manufacturing philosophies.
  • Competitive Priorities: Quality, delivery speed and reliability, cost effeceincy, flexibility. Order winners and order qualifiers. Special focus on manufacturing flexibility: different types of and means of providing flexibility.
  • Manufacturing Strategy Content: Strategic issues and operations regarding capacity, facilities, process vertical integration, quality, organization, and control systems, expecially manufacturing planning and control systems.
  • International manufacturing networks
  • Performance Measurement: Productivity. Different types of measures for feedback to different planning and control levels.
  • Supply Chains
  • Sustainability related to long term planning of manufacturing
  • Development of services in relation to manufacturing strategy 

 

Teaching and working methods

The teaching is organized in lectures and seminars. The lectures cover theory and approaches. The seminars are used for guidance and other group exercises such as project presentations.

Examination

MUN1Oral examinationU, 3, 4, 52 credits
PRA3ProjectU, 3, 4, 54 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses:
Production Logistics. Analysing and Improving Manufacturing Operations. 

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Fredrik Persson

Examiner

Veronica Lindström

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 28 h
Recommended self-study hours: 132 h
There is no course literature available for this course.
MUN1 Oral examination U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
PRA3 Project U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits

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