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; (v) apply appropriate tools for conducting feasibility studies.
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.
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αδαμίδης E., Στρατηγική Διοίκηση Παραγωγής, Κλειδάριθμος, 2009.
Παππής Κ., Διοίκηση Παραγωγής - Σχεδίαση Συστημάτων Παραγωγής, Εκδόσεις Αθ. Σταμούλης, 2006.
Μουστάκης Β., Πρακτικός Οδηγός Οικονομικής Ανάλυσης, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2013.
Ψωϊνός Δ., Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Εργοστασίων, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη.