Production and manufacturing systems.
Production and Manufacturing Systems is a basic course of 6 credits, which according to the European Credit Assignment in the UMH equals to 150 hours. The course length is quarterly and it takes place during the second quarterly of the second year of studies of the degree.
When the students have access to this course they have already had contact with the business reality and also they got the basic ideas which constitute the fundamentals of the structure and business functioning, through the course Fundamentals of Business Administration in the first year.
The course aims to familiarize the students with the performance criteria for conducting operations in a manufacturing company, the decision-makings of the production area, at both, strategic, tactical and operational levels, as well as provide knowledge, tools, skills and abilities that allow them to deepen and develop professionally in this professional field.
For this, the course is divided into 7 teaching units. The first two introduce the system of production operations at the company, focusing on issues and associated strategic decisions.
Units 3 to 7 focus on issues of tactical and operational nature, linked to planning, programming and control of manufacturing operations, inventory management and replenishment, the Just in time philosophy or some introductory aspects related to the management and quality control.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Learning agreement: Develop active learning through an agreement between the teacher and the student containing commitments for what will be learned, how monitoring will take place for that learning, the set period of time, and the evaluation criteria.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
The evaluation of the course will include the following components:
A / practical evaluation that will take place throughout the year (up 1.5 points), and is divided into two written exams that may include exercises, questions and cases developed during the course. These tests are not required to pass the course.
B / Final examination of theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject, which will consist of a test and exercises. Evaluation of each part is saved until September.
CRITERIA FOR CORRECTION
- The exam will count 100% of the final evaluation for the course.
- Minimum required 3.5 points out of 10 in each of the final exam to mediate.
- In the test, two questions answered wrong subtract 1 well (1 wrong answered subtracted 0.5).
- Both practical exams conducted during the course, may add up to an additional 1.5 points maximum (not subtracted and are not mandatory).