Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Tagaras
Course ID20000311

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 80
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Courses belonging to the other745
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other745
Industrial ManagementCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)745

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
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) argue on the integration of operations strategies into the firm’s overall strategy for competitive advantage; (ii) αpply tools for location decision making; (iii) apply appropriate methods and tools to aid the decision making on strategic capacity planning and organizational design issues; (iv) apply effective tools for the design and management of the production process.
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 to the designing of production. Facility Location: Factors affecting location decisions; a scoring rule for location decision making; mathematical models for facility location planning. Strategic Capacity Planning: measuring capacity; factors that determine capacity; capacity expansion strategies; capacity planning and evaluation methods. Process Selection: project processes; job-shop processes; batch flow processes; line processes; continuous flow processes; methods for evaluating process and technology alternatives. Process Design and Facility Layout: design of repetitive processes; design of functional layouts; design of cellular processes. Materials Handling Planning: deterministic and stochastic materials handling systems. Design of Work Systems: job design; methods analysis and improvement; work study and measurement; learning and experience curves. Organizational Design: simple organization; functional organization; divisional organization; matrix organization; horizontal, vertical and spatial differentiation; centralization, coordination and control. Business Plan: concepts and development.
production management, capacity planning, business plan, process planning and layout.
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 (
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 and ME< 5 then: FG = 5+(FE-5)*0,6+(AA-5)*0,4 (no negative marks) If FE and ME ≥ 5, then: FG = 5+(FE-5)*0,6+(ME-5)*0,4 + (AA-5)*0,4 (no negative marks)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αδαμίδης E., Στρατηγική Διοίκηση Παραγωγής, Κλειδάριθμος, 2009. Παππής Κ., Διοίκηση Παραγωγής - Σχεδίαση Συστημάτων Παραγωγής, Εκδόσεις Αθ. Σταμούλης, 2006.
Additional bibliography for study
Γεωργιάδης Π., «Σημειώσεις από τις πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις του μαθήματος Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Εργοστασίων», Θεσσαλονίκη, 2008 Βλάχος Δ., «Σημειώσεις από τις πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις του μαθήματος Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Εργοστασίων», Θεσσαλονίκη, 2008
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