MG2029 Production Engineering - Planning and Control 6.0 credits

Industriell produktion - planering och styrning

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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, you will be able to:

  • explain fundamental principles used in traditional production planning and control systems
  • develop an aggregate plan for manufacturing of a multi-component product
  • suggest master production schedule and material requirement plan for a given aggregate plan
  • apply the proper inventory control method for a product with known demand
  • choose the best operations scheduling approach to optimize certain shop floor performances
  • describe the principles of push and pull control policies,
  • characterize the fundamental principles of lean philosophy and tools,
  • utilize appropriate lean tools to continuously improve shop floor performance
  • apply value stream mapping for current and future states to a given case study.

Course main content

Production planning and control

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

Lean philosophy and tools

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



Production Game

Atlas Copco Learning Factory - Lean laboratory exercise

Project assignment - Value Stream Mapping

Seminar on Toyota´s Management Principles


MG1001 Manufacturing Technology and
MG1024 Production


MG1006 Design and Product Realization - Manufacturing 

or the equivalent

English B or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

MG1026 Manufacturing Technology and
MG1024 Production
MG1006 Design and Product Realization - Manufacturing


Olhager, J. Produktionsekonomi, Studentlitteratur (2000), ISBN 91-44-0074-8

Liker, J.K. The Toyota Way, McGraw-Hill (2004), ISBN 0-07-139231-9

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 available via Bilda)

Further reading:

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Approved assignments (INL1; 3 cr)

Passed written examination (TEN1; 3 cr)

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering


Hakan Akillioglu,


Mauro Onori <>

Add-on studies

MG2130 Modelling and Simulation Industrial Processes
MG2027 Project course Production Engineering


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.