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Production and Flow Management - 4XMI0815

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 20.0
    • Tutorials : 20.0
    ECTS : 4.0


The objective of this course is to present the major concepts of production management, on one hand, and the modeling and operations management, on the other hand.

For production management part, we first explain what it is, what decisions are associated with it and how it operates, mainly in the manufacturing of goods. We then address three main themes in production management: inventory management, production planning and production scheduling. In inventory management, we discuss the classical invenroty control models such as EOQ, base stock and order-up-to level models. In production planning, we discuss the MRP methods and discuss optimization techniques present in the APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling). Finally, in scheduling, we present the classic al workshop structures and the task scheduling problems associated with them.

As part of modeling and operations management, we first define the different types of flows (push flow, pull flow, ...). Next, we present an analytical modeling method, namely the Petri nets. Finally we discuss the performance evaluation of complex systems through simulation of discrete event systems. We use the ARENA simulation software for the performance evaluation of example production systems.

Contact Gülgün ALPAN-GAUJAL, Bernard PENZ


Part 1 (Instructor: Bernard Penz)
1. Introduction to GP
2. Inventory Management
3. Production Planning
4. Scheduling
Part 2 (Instructor: Gülgün Alpan)
1. Introduction to operations management
2. Analytical methods for discrete event systems modeling
3. Performance evaluation of production systems using discerete event simulation


Basic notions of probability, operations research and algorithms.
Industrial Management course


Each part will require a report to be handed in

Note finale de Session 1 = 50% Note 1 + 50% Note 2

Additional Information

Course list
Curriculum->Techno. Management Engineer (IMT)->2è year-a


Vincent Giard, Gestion de production et des flux, Economica, Paris 2003.
Patrick Esquirol et Pierre Lopez, L’ordonnancement, Economica, Paris 1999.
W.D. Kelton, R.P. Sadowski, D.A. Sadowski, Simulation with ARENA, Mc-Graw Hill, New York, 2002.
A.A. Desrocher, R. Y Al-Jaar, Application of Petri nets in manufacturing systems, IEEE Press, Piscataway 1994.
J.-M. Proth, X. Xie, Les réseaux de Petri pour la conception et la gestion des systèmes de production, Masson, Paris 1994.
Addi Ait Hssain, Optimisation des flux de production : méthodes et Simulation, Dunod, Paris 2000.

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Date of update March 25, 2016

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