Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics

Department of Business Administration

 040899 KFK PM/SCM/TL: 

Production Analysis  (E)
8 ECTS points


 DI Dr. Braune Roland

    Dates & Places

      Monday  13.15-14.45 Uhr HS 9
                  15.00-16.30 Uhr HS 9

    Exam Dates:

    Exam 1:

    Exam 2:

    EXAM 3:


      Study Programs

      • Master Internationale Betriebswirtschaft (KFK Production Management, KFK Transportation Logistics, KFK Supply Chain Management)
      • Master Betriebswirtschaft (KFK Production Management, KFK Transportation Logistics, KFK Supply Chain Management)
      • Also open for insterested Bachelor Students

      Course Content

       “The goal of the course is to provide students with an in-depth coverage of selected topics from production planning and control. By adopting a strongly quantitative, mainly model-driven perspective, the students are introduced to methods and approaches for solving typical problems that arise at different levels of the planning hierarchy. The scope of issues discussed ranges from aggregate planning to detailed scheduling and is illustrated by sample calculations. Links to the area of optimization and related concepts ((meta-)heuristics, exact optimization algorithms, linear and mixed integer programming) are pointed out and critically reviewed, also from a practical point of view.”


      Contents (key words):

      -        Disaggregation

      -        Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

      -        Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

      -        Just-in-Time (JIT)

      -        Load-dependent order release (BOA)

      -        Single machine scheduling

      -        Job shop scheduling

      -        Resource-constrained project scheduling

      -        Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems (APS)



       Exam #1: 25%

      -        Exam #2: 30 %

      -        Exam #3: 35 %

       Homework: 10 %

      < 50 points - 5
      < 63 points - 4
      < 75 points - 3
      < 87 points - 2
      > 88 points - 1

      Course Material

        Course slides

      -         Book scans

        Both will be available in Moodle. You will be added to the moodle course automatically. This will happen  as soon as the registration for this course is closed.


        • This course is intended as the basic course in KFK Production Management. 
        • Minimum requirement for admission is the course „EK Porduktion und Logisitk" and "VK Produktion und Logistik"


        • Edward A. Silver, David F. Pyke, Rein Peterson, Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling, 3rd Edition.
        • Sipper and Bulfin, Production: Planning, Control and Integration, McGraw-Hill, 1997
        • S. Nahmias: Production and Operations Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 2009.