Production and Operations Management (LGVR)
Cod: 61078
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Management
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

The Production and Operations Management course aims to provide students with the ability to understand and apply production management concepts, tools and techniques, namely demand forecasting and project management, stock management, the Kanban method and the Just in Time model.

1. Introduction and search 


2. Aggregate production and scheduling


3. Inventories and MRP


4. Planning and quality control

The objectives of this Curricular Unit are the following:

- Understand the logic or working of the main areas of Operations management;

- To manage stocks;

- Apply methods like Kanban and just in time;

- Optimize the costs related to stock administration;

- Apply methodologies of production management such as PERT and critical path.

1. Introduction to production management

2. Means of production and forecast of demand

3. Production: Scheduling and Aggregate Planning

4. Methods of Project Management

4. Stock management, just in time and MRP

6. Statistical quality control


1. Lisboa, João V., Gomes, Carlos F. (2018), Gestão de Operações, Porto, Vida Económica.

2. Krajewski L. J., Malhotra M. K., Ritzman L. P. (2019) Operations Management. Processes and Supply Chains, Pearson Education

Limited, 12th ed., Global edition, Harlow, England.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).

Good computer skills; Word processing; Internet.