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Before choosing courseMG118V Responsive Manufacturing I 22.5 creditsAdministrate About course

The aim of the program is to build intuition about the business decisions, production and project management, performance and quality management and human aspects. The courses included provide the opportunity to attain formal academic training and qualifications based on a diversity of professional backgrounds. The courses in the programme emphasize the strategic importance of effective operations management. The student will explore the multiple objectives of operations, and the many different interfaces that the operations manager must be concerned with.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG118V (Spring 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

It is a 15 point course which means 15 weeks full time study. The course is structured with literature study, MCQ test (self assessment test) for each chapter, comprehensive exam combining all chapter and project work (group work). The course curriculum during 15 weeks will be as follows,Linear programmingQueuing ModelForecastingTransportation ModelSupply Chain ManagementCapacity Planning and Forecasting DemandOperations SchedulingInventory ControlMRP and JITAggregate Planning and SchedulingProject ManagementGroup Project

Intended learning outcomes

This course will provide an introduction to the field of “Responsive Manufacturing”. The course will develop student’s knowledge in three areas: operations research, production and operations management, and project management.First part of the course i.e. Operations Research undertakes the study of some of the prominent and analytical techniques which are used to make more informed decisions in today’s complex manufacturing world. During this part students would learn how to use mathematical tools to solve manufacturing, forecasting, transportation and queuing problems. They would be introduced to the problem solving and decision making processes and would develop mathematical models for analyzing real world problems.Operation Management, second part of the course addresses the management of operations in manufacturing organizations. Efficient operations can provide a firm with major competitive advantages by enhancing its ability to respond to consumer and market requirements quickly, at a low cost, and with high quality. In this part various Production and Operations activities such as capacity planning, inventory control, and scheduling would be discussed. The philosophies of Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and Just in Time (JIT) would also be discussed with reference to Responsive Manufacturing.

Course Disposition

The course is carried out on distance - one or two meetings at KTH. The course is given in English.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Completed upper secondary education incl documented proficiency in English and
  • at least 120 Swedish university point (hp)or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

At least 120 Swedish university point or equal are required, apart from completed upper secondary education incl documented proficiency in English


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E-learning documentation

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignment, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 9,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Examination, assignments

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MG118V

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Mihai Nicolescu, tel. 08-790 8905, e-post