Engineering

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ECM2106 - Manufacturing Systems (2019)

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MODULE TITLEManufacturing Systems CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2106 MODULE CONVENERProf David Zhang (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 17
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Manufacturing systems are a means of organising the efficient production of industrial goods. The purpose of this module is to give you an insight into modern manufacturing systems and their design and management and to enable you to apply various tools and techniques to solve practical problems.

By the end of the module, you will have a good understanding of different types of manufacturing systems and their management including process planning, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, manufacturing resources planning (MRP II), production scheduling, and production control. You will also have obtained a good understanding of basic approaches to systems design and analysis, including layout planning, cell formation, line balancing, and systems modelling.

 
Corequisite module: ECM2102 or equivalent.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

As well as enhancing your understanding of manufacturing systems, this module teaches you useful practical skills, such as calculate economic batch quantities in purchasing and manufacture. This will include calculation with price break points and multiproduct manufacture. Furthermore, you will acquire knowledge of batch reordering methods, lead times and stock-out penalties, find out how to calculate optimum re-order levels, and learn how to deal with uncertainty in demand for products.

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering

Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version

of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1p-SM3p, SM1m – SM5m, EA1p-EA4p, EA1m - EA5m, D1p, D1m, D3p, D3m, D5p, D5m, D6p, D6m, ET2p, ET2m, EP1p, EP1m, Gp, G1m, G3p, G3m

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1p-SM3p,SM1m-SM5m, EA1p-EA4p, EA1m-EA4m, D1p, D1m, ET2p, ET2m, EP1p, EP1m

1 understand manufacturing systems and their complexities, and the economic cost of excessive WIP and long production lead times;

2 recognise the various tools and techniques for production planning and control, and systems design/analysis, and apply them to practical problems.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM2p, SM2m, D3p, D3m, EA2p, EA2m, EA4p, EA4m, EA5m, D5p, D5m, EP1p, EP1m

3 comprehend the methods and tools used to support systems analysis and design and be able to apply them to practical problems.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge: D6p, D6m, G1p, G1m, G3p, G3m

4 demonstrate improved project management skills, through set problem sheets and assignments, in terms of setting targets, scheduling and progress control;

5 illustrate strong team skills, through group discussions and problem solving;

6 exhibit advanced presentation skills.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- introduction to manufacturing, systems concepts, manufacturing systems and their classifications;

- process planning, line balancing and plant layout;

- production planning, scheduling and control, product quantities/mix analysis, MRP 1 and 2, capacity planning, JIT, Kanban, and OPT; 

- batch production, the unit of production, economic batch quantities in purchasing, including: price break points and manufacture, economic batch quantities in single product and multi-product manufacture; 

- optimisation criterion, batch balancing, batch size formulae;

- batch reordering methods, lead times and stock-out penalties; 

- determination of optimum re-order levels;

- balancing of production lines, determination of transfer and buffering requirements;

- dealing with uncertainty in demand;

- systems modelling, simulation and analysis techniques; 

- specification of logistic systems modelling; 

- advanced systems concepts, automation and flexible manufacturing systems, agile manufacturing, mass customisation, supply chain management and virtual enterprises.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 22.00 Guided Independent Study 138.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 11 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 11 Tutorials
Guided independent study 106 Lecture and assessment preparation; wider reading

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam – closed book 70 2 hours - Summer Exam Period All Exam mark
Coursework – individual assignment 1 15 unspecified   Written
Coursework – individual assignment 2 15 unspecified   Written
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

 

ELE:  http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Silver, E.A., Pyke, D.F. and Petersen, R. Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling 3rd Wiley 1998 0-471-11947-4 [Library]
Set Hitomi, K Manufacturing Systems Engineering 2nd Taylor and Francis 1996 0748403248 [Library]
Set Adam, E.E. and Ebert, R.J. Production and operations management : concepts, models and behaviour 3rd Prentice Hall 1992 0-137-24832-6 [Library]
Extended Grover, M.P. Automation Production Systems and Computer-integrated manufacturing Prentice Hall 2001 [Library]
Extended Wu Manufacturing Systems Design and Analysis Chapman and Hall 1992 0-412-40840-6 [Library]
Extended Hill, T. Production Operations Management 3rd (out of print) Prentice Hall 1983 0-137-24997-7 [Library]
Extended Bedsworth, D.D. and Bailey, J.E. Integrated Production Control Systems 2nd (out of print) Wiley 1987 0-471-82179-9 [Library]
Extended Waters, D. Operations Management Kogan Page, London 1999 0-749-42776-0 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Manufacturing; systems; management