Simulation in Production and Logistics, 6 credits

Simulering av produktion och logistik, 6 hp

TPPE99

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Fredrik Persson

Director of studies or equivalent

Helene Lidestam

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 58 h
Recommended self-study hours: 102 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme (Operations Management) 3 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's Programme (Quality Management) 3 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Operations Management) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Production Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Operations Management) 7 (Autumn 2021) 1 3 English Linköping E
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master's Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Prerequisites

Basic course in mathematical statistics, basic course in logistics management and/or operations management.

Intended learning outcomes

The main goal of this course is to provide students with advanced level knowledge in discrete-event simulation (DES) methodology and application in the analysis of production and logistics systems. The course therefore provides practical experience in DES modeling coupled with theoretical depth in applied DES methods. After the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe fundamental concepts in discrete-event simulation.
  • List and explain advantages and disadvantages of simulation as an analysis tool.
  • Model stochastic input data with probability distributions and assess the quality of input models.
  • Build simulation models of production systems and logistics systems.
  • Perform advanced system analysis by experimental design with simulation models and draw conclusions from stochastic simulations.

Course content

  • Fundamental concepts in discrete-event simulation.
  • Simulation study methodology. Steps in a simulation study.
  • Input modelling.
  • Verification and validation of simulation models.
  • Experimentation and output analysis.
  • Modelling in a commercial simulation software.
  • Applications of simulation. Simulation of production systems and logistics systems.

Teaching and working methods

The course is organized in lectures, modelling classes (tutorials), and computer labs.

Examination

TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB1Computer labs3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

The final grade is a combination of the individual grades.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Helene Lidestam

Examiner

Fredrik Persson

Course website and other links

http://www.iei.liu.se/prodek/utbildning/

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 58 h
Recommended self-study hours: 102 h

Course literature

Books

  • Robinson, Stewart, (2014) Simulation : the practice of model development and use 2. ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
    ISBN: 9781137328021,1137328029
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB1 Computer labs 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5

The final grade is a combination of the individual grades.

Course syllabus

A syllabus must be established for each course. The syllabus specifies the aim and contents of the course, and the prior knowledge that a student must have in order to be able to benefit from the course.

Timetabling

Courses are timetabled after a decision has been made for this course concerning its assignment to a timetable module. 

Interrupting a course

The vice-chancellor’s decision concerning regulations for registration, deregistration and reporting results (Dnr LiU-2015-01241) states that interruptions in study are to be recorded in Ladok. Thus, all students who do not participate in a course for which they have registered must record the interruption, such that the registration on the course can be removed. Deregistration from a course is carried out using a web-based form: https://www.lith.liu.se/for-studenter/kurskomplettering?l=en. 

Cancelled courses

Courses with few participants (fewer than 10) may be cancelled or organised in a manner that differs from that stated in the course syllabus. The Dean is to deliberate and decide whether a course is to be cancelled or changed from the course syllabus. 

Guidelines relating to examinations and examiners 

For details, see Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, Dnr LiU-2019-00920 (http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592).

An examiner must be employed as a teacher at LiU according to the LiU Regulations for Appointments, Dnr LiU-2017-03931 (https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622784). For courses in second-cycle, the following teachers can be appointed as examiner: Professor (including Adjunct and Visiting Professor), Associate Professor (including Adjunct), Senior Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Senior Lecturer), Research Fellow, or Postdoc. For courses in first-cycle, Assistant Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Lecturer) can also be appointed as examiner in addition to those listed for second-cycle courses. In exceptional cases, a Part-time Lecturer can also be appointed as an examiner at both first- and second cycle, see Delegation of authority for the Board of Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Forms of examination

Principles for examination

Written and oral examinations and digital and computer-based examinations are held at least three times a year: once immediately after the end of the course, once in August, and once (usually) in one of the re-examination periods. Examinations held at other times are to follow a decision of the board of studies.

Principles for examination scheduling for courses that follow the study periods:

  • courses given in VT1 are examined for the first time in March, with re-examination in June and August
  • courses given in VT2 are examined for the first time in May, with re-examination in August and October
  • courses given in HT1 are examined for the first time in October, with re-examination in January and August
  • courses given in HT2 are examined for the first time in January, with re-examination in March and in August.

The examination schedule is based on the structure of timetable modules, but there may be deviations from this, mainly in the case of courses that are studied and examined for several programmes and in lower grades (i.e. 1 and 2). 

Examinations for courses that the board of studies has decided are to be held in alternate years are held three times during the school year in which the course is given according to the principles stated above.

Examinations for courses that are cancelled or rescheduled such that they are not given in one or several years are held three times during the year that immediately follows the course, with examination scheduling that corresponds to the scheduling that was in force before the course was cancelled or rescheduled.

When a course is given for the last time, the regular examination and two re-examinations will be offered. Thereafter, examinations are phased out by offering three examinations during the following academic year at the same times as the examinations in any substitute course. If there is no substitute course, three examinations will be offered during re-examination periods during the following academic year. Other examination times are decided by the board of studies. In all cases above, the examination is also offered one more time during the academic year after the following, unless the board of studies decides otherwise.

If a course is given during several periods of the year (for programmes, or on different occasions for different programmes) the board or boards of studies determine together the scheduling and frequency of re-examination occasions.

Retakes of other forms of examination

Regulations concerning retakes of other forms of examination than written examinations and digital and computer-based examinations are given in the LiU guidelines for examinations and examiners, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592.

Registration for examination

Until January 31 2021, the following applies according to previous guidelines: In order to take an written, digital or computer-based examination student must register in advance at the Student Portal during the registration period, which opens 30 days before the date of the examination and closes 10 days before it. Candidates are informed of the location of the examination by email, four days in advance. Students who have not registered for an examination run the risk of being refused admittance to the examination, if space is not available.

From February 1 2021, new guidelines applies for registration for written, digital or computer-based examination, Dnr LiU-2020-02033 (https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682).

Symbols used in the examination registration system:

  ** denotes that the examination is being given for the penultimate time.

  * denotes that the examination is being given for the last time.

Code of conduct for students during examinations

Details are given in a decision in the university’s rule book: http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682.

Retakes for higher grade

Students at the Institute of Technology at LiU have the right to retake written examinations and digital and computer-based examinations in an attempt to achieve a higher grade. This is valid for all examination components with code “TEN”, “DIT” and "DAT". The same right may not be exercised for other examination components, unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus.

A retake is not possible on courses that are included in an issued degree diploma. 

Grades

The grades that are preferably to be used are Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass not without distinction (4) and Pass with distinction (5). 

  • Grades U, 3, 4, 5 are to be awarded for courses that have written or digital examinations.
  • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded for courses with a large degree of practical components such as laboratory work, project work and group work.
  • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) are to be used for degree projects and other independent work.

Examination components

The following examination components and associated module codes are used at the Faculty of Science and Engineering:

  • Grades U, 3, 4, 5 are to be awarded for written examinations (TEN) and digital examinations (DIT).
  • Examination components for which the grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded are laboratory work (LAB), project work (PRA), preparatory written examination (KTR), digital preparatory written examination (DIK), oral examination (MUN), computer-based examination (DAT), home assignment (HEM), and assignment (UPG).
  • Students receive grades either Fail (U) or Pass (G) for other examination components in which the examination criteria are satisfied principally through active attendance such as tutorial group (BAS) or examination item (MOM).
  • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) are to be used for the examination components Opposition (OPPO) and Attendance at thesis presentation (AUSK) (i.e. part of the degree project).

In general, the following applies:

  • Mandatory course components must be scored and given a module code.
  • Examination components that are not scored, cannot be mandatory. Hence, it is voluntary to participate in these examinations, and the voluntariness must be clearly stated. Additionally, if there are any associated conditions to the examination component, these must be clearly stated as well.
  • For courses with more than one examination component with grades U,3,4,5, it shall be clearly stated how the final grade is weighted.

For mandatory components, the following applies: If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component. (In accordance with the LiU Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592). 

For written examinations, the following applies: If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives. (In accordance with the LiU Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592).

Reporting of examination results

The examination results for a student are reported at the relevant department.

Plagiarism

For examinations that involve the writing of reports, in cases in which it can be assumed that the student has had access to other sources (such as during project work, writing essays, etc.), the material submitted must be prepared in accordance with principles for acceptable practice when referring to sources (references or quotations for which the source is specified) when the text, images, ideas, data, etc. of other people are used. It is also to be made clear whether the author has reused his or her own text, images, ideas, data, etc. from previous examinations, such as degree projects, project reports, etc. (this is sometimes known as “self-plagiarism”).

A failure to specify such sources may be regarded as attempted deception during examination.

Attempts to cheat

In the event of a suspected attempt by a student to cheat during an examination, or when study performance is to be assessed as specified in Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance, the examiner is to report this to the disciplinary board of the university. Possible consequences for the student are suspension from study and a formal warning. More information is available at https://www.student.liu.se/studenttjanster/lagar-regler-rattigheter?l=en.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Books

Robinson, Stewart, (2014) Simulation : the practice of model development and use 2. ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

ISBN: 9781137328021,1137328029

Note: The course matrix is not fully translated to English.

I U A Modules Comment
1. ÄMNESKUNSKAPER
1.1 Kunskaper i grundläggande matematiska och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
TEN1
Matematisk statistik
Statistics
1.2 Kunskaper i grundläggande (motsvarande G1X) teknikvetenskapliga ämnen
X
LAB1
Programmering används
Programming is used
1.3 Fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande G2X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
LAB1
Grundläggande kunskaper inom produktion och logistik används
Basic knowlegde in produktion and logistics
1.4 Väsentligt fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande A1X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
X
LAB1
TEN1
Avancerad simuleringsteknik och -metodik
Advanced simulation methodology
1.5 Insikt i aktuellt forsknings- och utvecklingsarbete
X
Exempel från forskningsfronten
Examples from latest research
2. INDIVIDUELLA OCH YRKESMÄSSIGA FÄRDIGHETER OCH FÖRHÅLLNINGSSÄTT
2.1 Analytiskt tänkande och problemlösning
X
X
LAB1
TEN1
Simulering inklusive modellbyggande och modellanalys i teori och praktik
Simulation modelling and analysis, in theory and practice
2.2 Experimenterande och undersökande arbetssätt samt kunskapsbildning
X
X
LAB1
TEN1
Modellering
Modelling
2.3 Systemtänkande
X
LAB1
Modellering av system
Modelling of system
2.4 Förhållningssätt, tänkande och lärande
X
X
LAB1
Kreativitet inom modellbygge
Creativity in modelling
2.5 Etik, likabehandling och ansvarstagande
3. FÖRMÅGA ATT ARBETA I GRUPP OCH ATT KOMMUNICERA
3.1 Arbete i grupp
X
LAB1
Grupparbete
Group work
3.2 Kommunikation
X
LAB1
Skriftlig rapport
Written report
3.3 Kommunikation på främmande språk
X
LAB1
TEN1
Undervisningsspråk är Engelska
The course is given in English
4. PLANERING, UTVECKLING, REALISERING OCH DRIFT AV TEKNISKA PRODUKTER OCH SYSTEM MED HÄNSYN TILL AFFÄRSMÄSSIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
4.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling för kunskapsutveckling
4.2 Företags- och affärsmässiga villkor
X
LAB1
Analys relaterat till affärsmässiga villkor
Analysis related to business conditions
4.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera utveckling av produkter och system
X
LAB1
TEN1
Modellering av system
Systems modelling
4.4 Att konstruera produkter och system
4.5 Att realisera produkter och system
4.6 Att ta i drift och använda produkter och system
5. PLANERING, GENOMFÖRANDE OCH PRESENTATION AV FORSKNINGS- ELLER UTVECKLINGSPROJEKT MED HÄNSYN TILL VETENSKAPLIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
5.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling
5.2 Ekonomiska villkor för kunskapsutveckling
5.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
5.4 Att genomföra forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
5.5 Att redovisa och utvärdera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt

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