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Module Code: MFE306TC
Module Title: Management of Manufacturing Firms
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2022/23
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module aims to introduce students to the theoretical perspectives, roles, and practical activities associated with the management science in manufacturing operations both in contemporary organizations and in the historical context. Through the module learning, student should develop their awareness and in-depth understanding of fundamental supply chain management, inventory management, production scheduling, lean operation and maintenance.
Learning outcomes 
A. Identify and explain the underlying behavior of manufacturing firms at many levels and the factors that control the system at each level with a holistic view;

B. Elaborate on the importance of supply chain strategies, risks and mitigation tactics;

C. Examine a variety of inventory models and identify the planning techniques;

D. Explain lean operations and identify basic approaches to eliminate waste, remove viability and improve throughput;

E.. Elaborate on the strategic importance of maintenance and reliability, and implement preventive maintenance.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and tutorials/case studies.
1. Introduction

Factory Physics, Manufacturing Management, Design for Manufacturability, Operations Management, Three Dimensions of Global Competitions for Manufacturing Firms, Manufacturing Management Approaches, Science of Manufacturing, Process Structure, Product Process Matrix, History of Manufacturing and Scientific Management.

2. Supply Chain Management

Make-or-Buy, Outsourcing, Six Sourcing Strategies, Supply Chain Risk, Managing the Integrated Supply Chain, Building the Supply Base, Logistics Management, Distribution Management, Ethics and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Measuring Supply Chain Performance

3. Inventory Management

Functions and Types of Inventory, ABC Analysis, Record Accuracy, Cycle Counting, Inventory Models, Independent Demand, Dependent Demand, The Basic Economic Order Quantity (ECQ) Model, Minimising Costs, Reorder Points, Production Order Quantity Model, Quantity Discount Models, Probabilistic Models and Safety Stock

4. Aggregate Planning and S&OP

Planning Process, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Aggregate Planning, Disaggregation, Master Production Schedule, Capacity Options, Demand Options, Chase Strategy, Level Scheduling, Mixed Strategy, Graphical Methods, Mathematical Approaches, Transportation Method of Linear Programming, Revenue Management

5. Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Depend Inventory Model Requirements, MRP Structure, MRP Dynamics, MRP Limitations, Master Production Schedule (MPS), Aggregate Plan, Bills of Material (BOM), Planning Bills, Phantom Bills, Low-level Coding, Purchase Order Outstanding, Lead Times for Components, Gross and Net Material Requirement Plan, Lot-Sizing Techniques, Enterprise Resource Planning

6. Short-Term Scheduling

Forward and Backward Scheduling, Finite and Infinite Loading, Scheduling Criteria, Loading Jobs, Input-Output Control, Gantt Charts, Assignment Method, Sequencing Jobs, Priority Rules, Critical Ratio, Johnson’s Rule, Finite Capacity Schedule (FCS)

7. Lean Operations

Just-in-time (JIT), Toyota Production System (TPS), Eliminate Waste, Remove Variability, Improve Throughput, Manufacturing Cycle Time, Pull System, Lean and Just-in-Time, Supplier Partnerships, Consignment Inventory, Lean Layout, Lean Inventory, Level Schedules, Kanban, Lean Quality, Lean and Toyota Production System,

8. Maintenance and Reliability

Strategic Importance of Maintenance and Reliability, System Reliability, Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Backup Redundancy, Parallel Redundancy, Preventive Maintenance, Breakdown Maintenance, Infant Mortality, Repair Capability, Autonomous Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 36    14      100  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 1 15.00
2 Assignment 2 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 5:52:08 PM