Course Jukebox

Course Jukebox

Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Semester 1
Course delivery methods
Online (Asynchronous), Online (Synchronous), face-to-face
Physical sciences
College of Science and Technology
Campus Talence
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
September - January
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Production System Management University of Bordeaux

Course Overview

Through this course, students will acquire the basic notions of
production management. The different functions that structure the
management decisions of material flows in the company will be
approached in a global way. The main learning objective is to become
aware of the different factors that have an impact on the control of
performance in industrial production, and on the complexity of the
management to be implemented.

Learning Achievement


Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

- Continuous assessment throughout the teaching module.

- 4 evaluations carried out on the basis of:

-  2 group presentations
- written exam or graded homework

Course schedule

The global approach in production management will be addressed before
detailing the different key decisions required to control efficiently
the production flows. Functions that will be successively and very
broadly discussed are :

TECHNICAL DATA: they correspond to fundamental components of
Production Management and are the basis for understanding the problem
to solve. They give to decision makers an image of the physical system
to manage quality, cost, and delay, and characterize in a technical
point of view the different components involved in the production,
such as products, machines.

PLANNING: production planning is a sequence of decision-making that
empower enterprises to work smarter and optimize their production
process in the best possible manner. It consists in
efficiently managing internal resources to meet customer demand and
anticipate any production problems, by projecting the quantities to be
produced over the long term.

MATERIAL REQUIREMENT PLANNING: this function includes all decision
making on the production process and work-in-progress which analyses
current inventory levels and production capacities in order to decide
“what is the quantity to produce” and “when the production must
be launched”.

SCHEDULING: it characterizes a short-term decision making consisting
in planning the times at which specific and elementary tasks must be
executed to guarantee the satisfaction of industrial objectives (for
instance, delivery the right quantities to customers).

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT: It is an alternative or complementary approach
to the Material Requirement Planning function. It is a systematic
approach to sourcing and storing of any material required for
production. Decision making leads to replenish stocks, if necessary,
by defining the right quantity to order at the right moment in order
to minimize storage costs. 4 inventory management policies are
presented and illustrated by practical cases.


- 11 class sessions (1 hour and 20 minutes) – This course requires
personal and group work (about 30 hours)
- 1 written exam of 1 hour

Course type

- During the first part of the course, the students are divided into 4 working groups. The second part of the course is more traditional. - Presentation / projection of synthesis works (PPT) carried out by students on the basis of documents communicated by the trainers. Classical courses with application exercises

Online Course Requirement


Other information

Duration: 4/5 months

Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching ; E-learning

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Jean-Christophe Deschamps