TPK4165 - ERP and PLM Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 40/100 1 semesters A
Home examination 60/100 4 hours A

Course content

Architecture and functionality of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: sales and operations planning, master scheduling, material requirement planning, capacity planning, forecasts, and inventory management. Functionality, configuration, and modification of the ERP-system Microsoft AX: master planning, production, sales ledger, purchase ledger, stock management, product builder. Methodology for analysis and implementation of ERP-systems: needs analysis, requirement specification, modification specification, and user case. Architecture and functionality of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems: item and document management, product structure management, workflow and change management.

Learning outcome

The students will learn about the architecture, functionally and modification of ERP- and PLM systems, and about needs analysis and strategic assessments in the implementation of such systems.

The student shall be able to work as a consultant or IT leader in the company’s acquisition, implementation, and optimisation of ERP- and PLM-systems.

General competence (attitudes):
Understand the role of ICT in a broader societal perspective, and cooperate and contribute to multidisciplinary interaction.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project work. The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Further on evaluation

Admission to taking the exam requires 2/3 of the exercises to have been approved.


Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a semester paper counting 40 % and a home examination counting 60 %. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade according to the grading scale using percentage points.


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.


By a re-take of an examination all assessments during the course, that counts in the final grade, have to be re-taken.


At re-sit exam (make-up examination), a home examination 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.

Course materials

Arnold, J.T.R., Chapman,S.N., Clive, L.M. (2011) Introducton to Materials Management. Pearson International Edition

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Development and Engineering Design
  • Production Management and Control
  • Information Systems
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 40/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS work 40/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 60/100 A

Release 2020-12-03

Submission 2020-12-03

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 60/100 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

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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