TPK4135 - Manufacturing Logistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Operation and control models for production and logistics. Control principles. MRP/MRP II/ERP: Material Requirements Planning, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Enterprise Resource Planning. Cyclic planning and Optimized Production Technology. Japanese Production philosophy, Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System. Kanban, Heijunka, Polca og Quick Response Manufacturing. Value Stream Mapping. Scheduling and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Group technology, layout and material flow analysis.

Learning outcome

Knowledge, after completion of this course, the student will have knowledge related to:
- The subject is to give the students basic understanding and knowledge of the logistics- and control processes in a manufacturing company, together with knowledge about principles, tools and systems to analyze, develop and perform these processes.

Skills, after completion of this course, the student will have skills related to:
- The course will train skills to be able to analyze a manufacturing system, propose improvement schemes and manage and implement improvement projects. Furthermore, train skills to be able to manage the operation of a manufacturing company.

General competence, after completion of this course, the student will have general competence related to:
- Create understanding of the significance of efficient manufacturing and rapid material flow has on the competitiveness of compannies, and how this creates increased customer value.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and team based exercises concerning a real cases. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

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

Knowledge corresponding to TPK4100 Operation Management.

Course materials

Will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO3047 7.5
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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
  • Industrial Economics
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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

Release 2021-05-31

Submission 2021-05-31

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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