TPK4100 - Operations Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The main focus of the course is to provide knowledge about management and control of a manufacturing company. Key functions and processes in manufacturing enterprises are covered, both from a strategic, tactical and operational perspective.

Basic theories, analytical methods and techniques are covered for the following areas:

  • Business models and control models
  • Production planning environments, principles and classification
  • Principles for production control
  • Production scheduling and execution
  • The physical production and logistics system
  • Lean production
  • Production economics and performance management
  • Sustainable production and logistics
  • Digital information systems
  • Industry 4.0, digitalisation and new technology

Learning outcome


  • Basic knowledge about the production and operational system of modern manufacturing enterprises
  • Understanding and application of relevant models, analytical methods and techniques, including modern digital technologies
  • Fundamental understanding of report writing


  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge in developing holistic solutions within production and operations management
  • Ability to transform theories into practical application based on well-founded choices of relevant alternative solutions
  • Ability to critically evaluate analytical tools, methods, technical models and solutions

General competence (attitudes):

  • Understand the role of the production manager in a broader societal perspective
  • Cooperate and contribute to multidisciplinary interaction
  • Communicate technical production problems and solutions

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises and project work carried out in groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project work

Further on evaluation

In case of re-take of an examination, mandatory work from previous semesters can be accepted by the Department if there have not been any significant changes.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to get a passing grade for the whole course. Re-sit exam in May/June and August, students can only attend one of the re-sit exams.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

  • Book: Strandhagen, J. O., Romsdal, A., Strandhagen, J. W. (2021) Produksjonslogistikk 4.0. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 9788245035988
  • Selected articles and book chapters.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO3005 7.5
TMMT5002 2.0 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 A 2023-11-27 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 3
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
SL123 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL111 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 60
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 50
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 A 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 5
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A 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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