René Binkert: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

NameHerr René Binkert
Adresse
Binkert Consulting
Graham Bell Strasse 2
4153 Reinach BL
SWITZERLAND
Telefon061 271 60 75
Fax061 271 60 74
E-Mailbinkertr@ethz.ch
DepartementManagement, Technologie und Ökonomie
BeziehungDozent

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
363-1117-00LFactory Planning and Design3 KP3GR. Binkert, T. Netland
KurzbeschreibungThis course deals with the complex process of planning and designing manufacturing factories and warehouses, from idea conception to operation. It provides students theoretical knowledge as well as practical insights into various aspects that need to be considered when managing factory planning and design projects.
LernzielThe general objective of this course is to enable students to effectively participate in real factory planning and design projects. Specifically, after completing this course:
1. Students can outline the basic factors to be considered when planning a new factory.
2. Students can explain and apply methods for factory planning and design.
3. Students can identify issues and difficulties in factory planning and design.
4. Students can select suitable material handling systems.
5. Students have a basic understanding of the tasks and how to face them when a new factory and its systems are being built and put into operation.
InhaltThe planning and design of factories and warehouses is a truly interdisciplinary task and a central activity for any manufacturer and logistics service provider. A factory is much more than just a building or a working space. Factory planning and design is a strategic task that will have a long-lasting effect on a business’ ability to create value. Many aspects must be carefully considered. Among the most important ones are location, size, capacity, technology, factory floor layout, materials flow, resources flow, human factors, and construction aspects.

In this course, students will learn about the planning and design of factories through the introduction of theory and real-life examples. Basic principles of this discipline will be introduced and discussed in class. Students will learn concepts about project methodologies, layout planning, process management, materials flow, and building specifications. In addition, various real project examples will be presented.

In the beginning of this course, students will be given a realistic factory planning and design case which they solve through group work. The necessary knowledge and methods to solve the case will be covered throughout the course. Finally, the groups hand in their solution in written form and present their solution in class.

This course is taught by a practitioner with longstanding project experience in planning and designing factories all over the world and in different industries. Students are encouraged to reflect upon the course content and actively engage in class discussions.
SkriptLectures notes by René Binkert.
LiteraturWiendahl, H-P; Reichart, J. and Nyhuis, P. (2015) Handbook Factory Planning and Design, Springer Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. ETH has full e-access at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-662-46391-8
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course Production and Operations Management is highly recommended, but not a prerequisite.