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Production Management

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TIS1804
Curriculum: LT 2023V
Level: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year of Study: 3 (2025-2026)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: NorrgÄrd, Kenneth
Language of Instruction: English

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Learning Outcomes

To provide the students understanding of the strategic role of production management which is responsible for producing the goods offered by a company

Student's Workload

The course will be carried out as an online course with individual week tasks, self tests and reflecting assignments to do. The total work load of the course is 81 h. A more detailed specification of different learning activities is presented at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

International Supply Chain Management or equivalent knowledge obtained otherwise.


Contents: Product development and design. Planning and scheduling practices. Quality control. Production and inventory management such as Lean manufacturing and JIT. The course is divided into 5 parts within a time frame of 13 - 15 weeks.
Part 0: Getting started
Part 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts
Part 2: Continous Improvement; Waste Elimination; Customer-Focused Quality
Part 3: Elements of Lean Production
Part 4: Production Management Systems
Part 5: Quality Management
End of Course: Reflecting and giving feedback

Regional Impact

Case studies or examples related to the regional companies


In addition to an international learning environment, international business perspective is inherently included in the course

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Title: Lean Production for Competitive Advantage Subtitle: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices
Edition 1 | Author: John Nicholas | Publisher: Productivity Press | Print Pub Date: 2010-07-06 | ISBN Number: 9781439820964

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Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Numerical (0-5).
Invividual tasks, self tests and assignments.

Assessment Criteria

The student can utilize and apply the theories, concepts and methods of production management. The student can produce written material on them and communicate about the issues to various target groups. Student shows his/her understanding of the development needs in the field by analyzing and assessing professional issues.
The student understands the essential theories, concepts and methods of production management, by presenting both oral and written information on them. Student recognizes the development needs in the field and gives justified solutions when acting in tasks of an expert.
The student utilizes and communicates the essential theories, concepts and methods of production management. Student finds the development needs in the field and acts in various groups.

Assessment Methods

The student will do learning activities through out the course and earn points. The course is 3 cu which is a workload of 81 h. Accordingly there will be 81 points to earn. The course will be self-propelled with a fixed time table. The student will be able to follow the earned points during the course. The final assessment will be done based on earned points using the following scale:
Grade Obtained percentage of maximum points
5 ......> 94%
4 85% - 94%
3 75% - 84%
2 65% - 74%
1 55% - 64%
0 ......< 55%

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