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Before choosing courseMG2204 Manufacturing Technology and Planning 9.0 creditsAdministrate About course
  • Process technologies
  • Production planning and control
  • Supply Chain Management

Course is given in english

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MG2204 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Study of process and equipment used in modern production including material removal, forming, joining, assembly and casting. Design considerations, economic factors, automation, metals and plastics processing, fabrication of electronic materials. Study of basic manufacturing processes and systems on process principles and technology and capabilities, material selection, and comparative analysis.. Other topics include NC, non-traditional methods, measurement, and statistical methods.

Long and Short-term demand forecasting methods, Regression analysis and smoothing methods, Estimation of trend, cycle, and seasonality components, Analysis of forecast error and computer control of forecasting systems. Aggregate planning and master production scheduling, Aggregation techniques, Aggregate capacity scheduling, Disaggregation of aggregate plan. Analytical and computer integrated solution techniques, Operations scheduling and control: Basic sequencing and scheduling techniques, Dispatching rules, Progress chasing and Updating of production schedules. Design of production planning and control systems: system design for continuous and intermittent production systems, Integration of master production, Material requirement and Shop scheduling systems.

Building blocks of a supply chain network. Supply chain inventory management: Newsboy, Base-stock, and (Q,r) models, multi-echelon supply chains, bullwhip effect. Best practice supply chain solutions. Internet-enabled supply chains

Intended learning outcomes

The course takes a modern, all-inclusive look at manufacturing processes, but also provides a substantial coverage of engineering materials and production systems. Materials, processes, and systems are the basic building blocks of manufacturing and the three broad subject areas of this course.

The course focuses

Acquire an overview of engineering services, production forecasting, work and method studies

Learn to schedule and regulate resources to improve your operations

Optimise utilisation and productivity to ensure on-time delivery

Improve your comprehension of operator and maintainer responsibilites in base maintenace

The course is designed to prepare attendants to apply analytical methodologies and information technology in supply chain management. Traditionally industries focus on operation evaluation and performance improvement of manufacturing process; however, the deficiency of supply chain coordination results in severe downgrade of business competitiveness. With advent of information technology, computers not only improve manufacturing operation and management and also strategic decision-making as well.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For students on the M or P programmes
4G1165 Automation Technology
4G1166 Bachelor’s Thesis in Production Engineering and Management
4G1169 Manufacturing
For students on the TPEMM program, se programme description.

Recommended prerequisites

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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, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Assignments (INL1; 3cr)
Exam (TEN1; 6 cr)

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 MG2204

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ove Bayard,

Supplementary information

Limited number of participants.