Topic outline

  • General


    The aim of the course is to give knowledge about methods used in production planning, scheduling and optimization of industrial processes. Various applications of production optimization are discussed.

    Learning outcomes

    After the course the student:

    • Knows the most important systems of the production planning and optimization used in the process industries, their structure and operation principles
    • Knows the most important operation research areas and their typical problems
    • Is able to use linear programming: Simplex methods and its variants
    • Knows the methods for transportation and networks optimization
    • Knows dynamic programming, integer programming and nonlinear programming basics
    • Knows inventory theory, forecasting and scheduling methods and their use

    Assessment Methods and Criteria

    The course assessment is based on:

    • the course written exam (80% of the final grade)
    • two course assignments (20% of the final grade)