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%) and two written mid-term tests (60%) for continuous assessement. Alternatively, one exam with 7/20 as minimum grade (60%) for final assessement. Practical assignments (30%) contributes to continuous and final assessement.

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

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).