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MG2029 Production Engineering - Planning and Control 6.0 credits

The course gives theoretical and practical tools for manufacturing companies' strive for resource effective production and continuous improvement – Lean production.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2029 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Production planning and control

  • Forecasts and aggregate plans for production
  • Master Production Schedule
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP systems)
  • Detailed shopfloor scheduling
  • The production game

Lean philosophy and tools

  • Lean Philosophy, principles and processes
  • Lean as a strategy, people and problem solving
  • Lean journey, experiences and the 5S tool
  • Lean lab exercise
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, you will be able to:

  • explain fundamental principles used in traditional production planning and control systems
  • develop aggregate plans for manufacturing of a multi-component product
  • propose and motivate a Master Production Schedule and a Material Requirements Plan for a given aggregate plan
  • apply proper inventory control methods for a product with known demand
  • choose the best operations scheduling approach to optimize certain shop floor performance indicators
  • describe the principles of push and pull control policies,
  • explain and utilize appropriate lean tools to continuously improve shop floor performance
  • apply value stream mapping for current and future states to a given case study.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology and
MG1024 Production

or the equivalent

English B or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MG1016/MG1026 Manufacturing Technology and
MG1024 Production


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Production and Operation Analysis, Steven Nahmias, 6th edition, ISBN-10: 0071263705 | ISBN-13: 978-0071263702
Petersson, P., Johansson, O., Broman, M., Blücher, D., Alterman, H. LEAN Turn Deviations Into Success!, Part Development AB (2010), ISBN 978-91-633-4587-6
The Toyota Way - 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer (pdf excerpt dowloadable from via Canvas for registered course participants)

Further reading for the interested student:

Olhager, J. Produktionsekonomi, Studentlitteratur (2000), ISBN 91-44-0074-8 (In Swedish)
Liker, J.K. The Toyota Way, McGraw-Hill (2004), ISBN 0-07-139231-9

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 and laborations, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

The Lean lab exercise can only be carried out in the Lean lab facilities of the department

The production game is a board game which requires presence and active participation

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in Toyota seminar and attendance at guest lectures.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MG2130 Modelling and Simulation Industrial Processes
MG2027 Project course Production Engineering


Hakan Akillioglu,