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IND4314 - Design of productive systems

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: R D Kennedy


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Strategic design of productive systems. Productive systems models and assumptions. Corporate advantage: SWOT analysis, generic competitive strategies. Marketing, market segmentation, product life cycle, and portfolio analysis, marketing mixes. Manufacturing: process technology, product process match, and process configuration. Quality designs, lead-time and value adding operations design. Human resources, categories, attributes. Innovation; production, process sources. Financial structures, growth limits, capital investment, and cost-benefit analysis. Performance appraisal; overall technical and financial performance of productive systems.


Individual assessment including examination (3 hours): 70%
Group assignments: 30%

Contact hours

22 lecture hours and 22 hours laboratory/practice classes