TPK4135 - Manufacturing Logistics


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

Key topics explored in the course include:

  • Operation and control models for production and logistics
  • Control principles
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Cyclic planning and Optimized Production Technology
  • Japanese production philosophy, including Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System, Quick Response Manufacturing, and Value Stream Mapping
  • Scheduling, sequencing and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Layout, material handling, and material flow analysis
  • Industry 4.0 / Logistics 4.0
  • Sustainability

Learning outcome

Knowledge. After completion of the course, the student will have basic understanding and knowledge of the logistics and control processes in a manufacturing company, in addition to knowledge about principles, tools and systems to analyse, develop and perform these processes, and relations to sustainability.

Skills. After completion of the course, the student will have skills to analyse a manufacturing system, evaluate and propose improvement initiatives, and manage and implement improvement projects. The course will also give skills to manage the operation of a manufacturing company.

General competence. After completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of how efficient manufacturing and rapid material flow impact on the competitiveness of a company, and how good manufacturing logistics creates customer value.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Team-based exercises based on cases.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

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

Required previous knowledge

Knowledge corresponding to TPK4100 Operations Management.

Course materials

Will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

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


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 A 2024-05-11 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 53
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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