Génie industriel - Rubrique Formation - 2022

Local production: example of the urban factory - 4GMC13F1

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 6.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 6.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests 1.0


    ECTS 1.5


At the end of the course, students will be able to :

  • identify the specificities of an urban industrial production in terms of supply chain, means of production and link with consumers;
  • estimate the contribution that an urban factory could have for sustainability in a local context.




The course will answer the following questions based on case studies complemented by lectures:

  • What are the main aspects (technical, regulatory, environmental and social) of an urban factory and what are the main differences with a conventional production far from the consumption places?
  • What are the specific supply and production means of the urban factory?
  • What is the link with consumers and the life cycle of products that are produced in an urban factory?
  • What is important to consider to ensure that an urban factory is sustainable?


Basics of Life Cycle Assessment.


Continuous assessment with group mini-project)
A final presentation will be held.

N1 = 50 % CC
N2 = 50 % Oral


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master SCM - Semester 7
  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master PD - Semester 7
see the course schedule for 2024-2025

Additional Information

Course ID : 4GMC13F1
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


  • C. Herrmann, S. Blume, D. Kurle, C. Schmidt, et S. Thiede, « The Positive Impact Factory–Transition from Eco-efficiency to Eco–effectiveness Strategies in Manufacturing », Procedia CIRP, vol. 29, p. 19?27, 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.066.
  • M. Juraschek et al., « Urban Factories and Their Potential Contribution to the Sustainable Development of Cities », Procedia CIRP, vol. 69, p. 72-77, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.11.067.