ML2112 Production Logistics 7.5 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Material supply
  • Forecasts
  • Inventory management
  • Production planning
  • Lean
  • Theory of Constraints

Intended learning outcomes *

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how the material supply process is built up and how different IT systems can support the activities
  • Design advanced forecasts and estimate errors
  • Compare and dimension various types of operational control of storage and production
  • Analyse and be able to assess which strategy that is appropriate under different preconditions
  • Describe the concept of Lean and evaluate which Lean tool appropriate in different realistic situation, and apply that tool
  • Explain the arguments behind the aims in Theory of constraints (TOC) and how these can be applied

Course Disposition

  • Lectures
  • Company visits
  • Laboration
  • Seminars
  • Lessons

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Higher education equivalent to at least 120 credits and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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  • Goldratt, E.M. (1998) Målet – en process av ständiga förbättringar. Akvedukt bokförlag.
  • Modig, N. & Åhlström, P. (2012) Detta är lean: lösningen på effektivitetsparadoxen. Stockholm School of Economics
  • Jonsson, P. & Mattson, S-A (2016), Logistik – Läran om effektiva materialflöden, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 978-91-44-11077-6
  • Utdelat material

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

Examination *

  • INLA - Assignment, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LABA - Laboratory Work, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 2.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

approved examination
passed laboratory work
passed written assignments

Final grade is a weighted average of the grades received on parts of the course.

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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Magnus Wiktorsson

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 ML2112

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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