TPK4100 - Operations Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The main focus of this course is to provide knowledge about management and control of manufacturing company. Key functions and processes in manufacturing enterprises as seen from both a strategically and operational perspective are explained. Basic theories, analytical methods and techniques are examined for the following areas: Production strategy and processes, production planning and control (control model), production layout planning, information systems, logistics and supply chain management, performance management, production economics and sustainability.

Learning outcome

- Basic knowledge about the production and operational system of modern manufacturing enterprises.
- Understanding and use of relevant models, analytical methods and techniques.
- Insight into what constitute core technologies within the respective processes.
- Fundamental understanding of report-writing.

- Ability to apply acquired knowledge for developing holistic solutions within production and operational management.
- Ability to transform theories into practical application based on well-founded choices of relevant alternative solutions.
- Critically and independently evaluate analytical tools, methods, technical models and solutions.

General competence (attitudes):
- Understand the role of the production engineer 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

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there haven't been any significant changes later.


If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from home examination to oral.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO3005 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home 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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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