TLOG1020 - Operations Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The subject's position and function in the study:

The course is compulsory in the first year of the study program INGLOG (Program identity subject 2), and is intended to help provide a basic introduction to Operations Management (OM) so that students can understand and apply key OM concepts, theories, principles, methods, and techniques. OM is the discipline that deals with the doctrine of how operations in production, logistics and the value chain are designed, planned and managed, organized and managed so that goods and information flow as efficiently as possible through the processes. The subject deals with the strategic, tactical and operational aspects of OM, and focuses on the sustainable and ethical aspects of OM.

Academic content

The course contains the basic elements of Operations Management (OM) which are OM strategy and competitiveness, performance management, product and process design, work system design, the production system, planning and management of goods and information, total quality management, capacity planning , warehouse/facility location, layout design, and inventory management.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course must convey the following knowledge to the candidate

  • General knowledge of
    • OM as a subject in the production and logistics system
    • The value-creating role of OM in production and logistics
    • The technological elements of OM
    • How OM contributes to sustainability
  • Specific knowledge of
    • OM strategy
    • Production and logistics systems and process design
    • Design and planning and management of goods and information flow
    • Performance management and Lean and quality management
    • Capacity planning, selection of locations and layout for good flow
    • Measurement of work and Work System Design, learning curve
    • Inventory Management
    • Innovation in Operations Management
    • Ethical norms in Operations Managemet

Skills: The candidate must be able to:

  • Use OM to explain how the processes in production and logistics can be improved
  • Explain how OM contributes to realizing the organisation's goals and strategies
  • Use OM to explain how sustainable production and logistics solutions can be realised
  • Describe the interaction between OM and technology and how technology helps to improve production and logistics solutions
  • Explain and apply quality-driven management and identify quality costs
  • Plan for capacity, make decisions for location, and plan process layout
  • Carry out time analysis and develop standardized work
  • Beordring using various inventory management policies.
  • Develop processes, products, and systems for efficient and sustainable logistics
  • carry out a sustainability analysis;
  • Apply the skills in case-based exercises in the course that are documented in reports and presented in class.

General skills: The candidate must be able to

  • Explain the role of OM in the organization and how OM contributes to sustainability and competitiveness
  • Describe the central OM concepts, theories, strategies, principles, methods and techniques
  • Explain how technology helps to support the central OM processes

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

Written, digital school exam.

6 exercises. At least 5 must be passed to be able to sit for the exam.

Compulsory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department.

The re-sit exam can be changed to an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics - Engineering (FTHINGLOG)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be specified at the start of semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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