The Production Planning and Control course of Fall 2018 has been completed. On 30 November and 6 December 2018, the students presented the result of their group project works.
The project works focused on the roles of Industry 4.0 technologies, such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Advanced Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data, etc. in production planning and control. Some groups worked on the impacts of new production requirements, such as lot size one and green manufacturing, on the production planning and control activities. For each topic, the students had to elaborate the challenges and opportunities and to find some case studies and application examples.
The goals of the project work is to give the students some ideas how the contents of production and planning course, i.e. demand forecasting, capacity planning, aggregate and workforce planning, material requirement planning, lot-sizing, sequencing and scheduling, shop floor control, and production tracking, are applied in some use cases and how new production contexts affect them.
On 3-4 May 2018, the PTM students gave the final presentations of their project works. The participants of PTM course were divided into nine groups with 5-6 members from at least three different countries in each group.
The multinational groups had to analyze different industry 4.0 technologies, e.g. Internet of things, 3D printing, big data, etc. and their potential applications in different sectors, e.g. automotive, food and beverages, retail, city/municipality, aerospace, etc. They also presented innovation and technology management concepts to introduce the new technologies in a company and also knowledge management approaches to manage knowledge related to the new technologies. Finally, they demonstrated new products and services that can be created from innovations using the new technologies and the corresponding business models.
Video of the Group “City of Singapore”
Congratulations to the PTM students of Spring 2018 for completing the project work!