TPK4165 - ERP and PLM Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

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 and exercises. The lectures and exercises are held in English. It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Further on evaluation

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

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

Course materials

Arnold, J.T.R., Chapman,S.N., Clive, L.M., Gatewood, A.K. (2017) Introduction to Materials Management. Pearson International Edition

Sagegg, O.J., Alfnes, E. (2020) ERP systems for manufacturing Supply Chains: Applications, Configuration, and Performance, CRC Press

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Information Technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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 *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-04 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 4
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 3
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 46
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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