Module Title:   Manufacturing Planning and Control

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4087M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr MK Khan

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To Study the concepts of PUSH (MRPIII) and PULL (JIT/Lean) methods of Planning and Control of manufacturing systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The module is taught through a series of lectures supported by reading materials and a video session. Each lecture introduces the concepts of JIT/Lean and MRPII manufacturing (along with their sub-elements) and supported by examples of industrial applications. Examination tests students ability to engage in critical analysis and to propose solutions to specific scenarios.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

to apply critical assessment of PULL (JIT/Lean) and PUSH (MRPII) manufacturing systems and their constituent parts.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have comprehensive and specialist skills to understand and implement both JIT/Lean and MRP II (or a composite of both) manufacturing systems in a practical environment.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

comprehensive understanding about teamwork, leadership skills and change management with respect to their use for implementing new concepts in organisations;

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examiniation - Closed book - 2 hours

Outline Syllabus:
1. Concepts of Manufacturing Planning and Control. Just-In-Time (JIT/lean) PULL Manufacturing and its elements: waste elimination, Lean manufacturing, value chain, set-up time and batch reduction, levelled/mixed scheduling, group technology, cellular and flexible manufacturing systems, Kanban control, continuous improvement, preventative maintenance and supplier management,

2. Study of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) PUSH systems: Bill of Materials (BOM), Master Production Schedule (MPS), Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP), Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), Order Release and Scheduling (OR/OS), Work In Progress (WIP), purchasing, forecasting and traditional inventory control methods.

3. MRPII and JIT comparisons. Hybrid JIT/MTPII systems, Conflicting and complementary areas, implementation issues of JIT/MRPII. Video sessions (2 hours - JIT, TQM, MRPII, CIM).

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