Production Planning and Scheduling


  • Students should know the fundamentals of Production Planning and Scheduling.
  • Students should understand, be able to apply or extend the basic quantitative models in this field.


  • Aggregate planning (LP models);
  • Lotsize for time dependent demand;
  • MRP;
  • Scheduling (job shop, flow shop, open shop, single & parallel machines);
  • Project scheduling (PERT, CPM);
  • Facility layout;
  • Quality;
  • Relability, maintenance and warranties (age replacement model, blok replacement).


  • Assignments, essays, ... (35%)
  • Written (re-)examination with essay questions (65%)


  • S. Nahmias, Production and Operations Analysis, Mc Graw-Hill Int. 6th Ed. 2013