TPK4131 - Industrial Logistics Systems Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Introduction on industrial logistics systems.
Design of the industrial facilities: product-quantity analysis, production line design and management, shop-floor design and management, cellular manufacturing and FMS.
Realization of the industrial facilities: layout design and project management.
Assembly System - Introduction: cluster analysis, task definition and precedence diagram.
Assembly systems layout, Workstation layout, Flexible Assembly Systems.
Time Measurement System and Ergonomics.
Design and balancing of assembly systems.
Warehousing and Material Handling systems.
New Technologies in Industrial Logistics.
In-house, In-bound and out-bound logistics.

Learning outcome

- Basic knowledge about the design of production and logistics system.
- Understanding and use of relevant models, analytical methods and techniques.
- Insight into what constitute core technologies and automation in logistics.
- Fundamental understanding of report-writing.

- Ability to apply acquired knowledge for developing holistic solutions within production and logistics system design.
- 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 and logistics engineering in design more sustainable systems.
- Cooperate and contribute to multidisciplinary interaction.
- Communicate technical production problems and solutions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and team based exercises concerning a real cases

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

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.

At postponed exam (re-sit examination), a written exam may be changed to an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be given at the beginning of the semester. Course material will be given in English

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production Management and Control
  • Production Management
  • Industrial Economics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100 A

Release 2021-06-03

Submission 2021-06-03

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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