Production Management

Design and Graphic Arts
4.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP + 3,0 O

Lecturer
- Henrique Joaquim de Oliveira Pinho

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
1. An overview of the concepts, theories and methods of production management, from stocks management to production control, including the costs associated therewith; 2. Students should be able to plan production, or interpret and optimize the existing production system.

Program
1. Introduction. Planning and Production Management. Planning tools and techniques. Work flow analysis.
2. Procurement: purchasing and stock management; INCOTERMS; Materials reception (Physical, Management and Economics); Stock management and optimization; Stocks classifications.
3. Production management models and production types; Industrial maintenance principles.
4. Production costs: classification; investment capital; depreciation; break even point.
5. Lean management: principles and tools.
6. Measuring the performance of a production system; productivity indicators.

Evaluation Methodology
Class attendance (10%). Written mid-term test or exam with 7/20 as minimum admission mark (60%). Practical assignments (30%).

Bibliography
- Courtois, A. (2007). Gestão da produção. Lisboa: Edições Lidel
- Baranger, P. e Hugel, H. (1994). Gestão: Produção. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo
- Casals, R. (1999). Organização e Gestão: Rumo à produtividade nas indústrias gráficas.. .: Europa-América
- Reis, F. (2008). Gestão da Produção e Operações. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta

Method of interaction
1. Lectures supported by audiovisual resources; 2. Analysis of practical examples; 3. Problem solving; 4. Group work on a topic from Chapter 4; 5. Group work on topics from chapters 5 or 6; 6. Individual work on topics in chapters 5 or 6.

Software used in class
Worksheet software (optional).