Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Tagaras
Course ID20000312

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 54
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Courses belonging to the other845
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other845
Industrial ManagementElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)845

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to: (i) apply tools for intermediate production planning; (ii) apply tools for the management of materials; (iii) develop effective short-term production plans; (iv) coordinate personnel, machines, and other resources to perform work in a timely manner; and (v) evaluate the production cost.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. Aggregate Planning: Simple planning heuristics (chase demand strategy; level workforce strategy); planning with linear and non-linear cost functions; planning the production, inventory and work force, dis-aggregating the aggregate plan. Production Scheduling: project scheduling; scheduling for job-shop systems; scheduling for flow-shop systems; scheduling for batch production systems; scheduling for continuous production systems. Managing Materials with Depended Demands:Structure and principles of MRP systems; MRP inputs (master schedule file, bill of materials BOM file, inventory records file; MRP logic and mechanics; MRP outputs (orders and production release schedules, order releases, change reports, load reports); lot sizing in MRP; capacity requirements planning; Manufacturing Resources Planning MRP II. Just-In-Time and Optimized Production Technology: the principles and mechanics of JIT production; implementing JIT production; synchronous production and the theory of constraints; optimized production technology (OPT). Cost measures and accounting practices: the sources of costing; cost centers; production cost.
Production planning and control, aggregate production planning, flow-shop systems, job-shop systems, job scheduling, batch production, line balancing, MRP, costing.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures are supported by Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations which are available in Pdf by the digital course content ( The laboratory work is supported by MS Excel applications and specialized software package applications.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.3
Written assigments50.2
Other / Others50.2
Student Assessment
The evaluation of students (FG)(range 0-10) is based on a combination of the following marks: Final examination paper (FE), Midterm examination paper (ME), assignment (AA) The evaluation formula is as follows: If FE<5, then: FG = FE If FE>=5 then: FG = 5 + (FE-5)*0,6 + (AA-5)*0,4 + (ME-5)*0,2 (no negative marks)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ψωϊνός Δ.Π., Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Εργοστασίων, Δεύτερος Τόμος «Προγραμματισμός και Ελεγχος Παραγωγής», εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 2010. Παππής Κ., «Προγραμματισμός Παραγωγής», εκδόσεις Αθ. Σταμούλης, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
Γεωργιάδης Π., “Σχεδίαση και Λειτουργία Γραμμών Παραγωγής, Σημειώσεις από πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις”, ηλεκτρονική έκδοση, 2010. Γεωργιάδης Π., “Προγραμματισμός και Έλεγχος Παραγωγής σε Συστήματα Εξαρτημένης Ζήτησης, Σημειώσεις από πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις ”, ηλεκτρονική έκδοση, 2008. Γεωργιάδης Π., «Συνοπτικές σημειώσεις στον προγραμματισμό εκτέλεσης n εργασιών σε m μέσα παραγωγής», Θεσσαλονίκη, ηλεκτρονική έκδοση, 2008.
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