TPK4131 - Design of Industrial Logistics Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 2 hours C

Course content

Introduction on industrial logistics systems and facility planning.

Design of production systems: product-quantity analysis, production line design and management, shop-floor design and management, cellular manufacturing and FMS. Layout Design using advanced data-driven approaches and digital tools (simulation)

Design of assembly systems: 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.

Design of material handling systems (material transport equipment and warehouses). New Technologies in Industrial Logistics. In-house, In-bound and out-bound logistics.

Learning outcome


  • Knowledge about the design of production and logistics system through active learning-by-doing approach in Logistics 4.0 Lab
  • Understanding and use of analytical methods and techniques, and advanced digital tools.
  • Insight into what constitute core technologies and automation in logistics.
  • Fundamental understanding of report-writing.


  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge for developing holistic sustainable 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 in Logistics 4.0 Lab

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.

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 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Operations Management and Industrial Safety
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Project Quality Management
  • Production Management
  • Machine Design - Safety Technology
  • Production and Quality Engineering
  • Industrial Economics
  • Engineering Subjects
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-15 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 27
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C 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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