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Production Planning and Improvement

Start moment
20 weeks
Contact hours
15-20 hours per week

  • Programme in brief
  • Content of the Programme
  • Admission requirements
  • Fontys way of studying

Programme in brief

This programme is a full semester course from the Bachelor curriculum Logistics Management/Logistics Engineering. This semester deals with the topic of production logistics. What is a production system and which strategic decision have to be taken when it comes to production planning. The focus is production control and planning strategies. Students will execute a group project within the company environment during this semester. The students gains insight in the challenges of production planning also with regard to different types of machines and processing. Last but not least it will be dealt with production costs.

What to expect from us

After having finished this semester you are expert on analysing and improving production processes. You will execute a project in a real company together with your project team. Intensive coaching of soft skills and project management is done.

 During your semester you will experience:

  • Practical oriented lessons
  • Intensive coaching on personal competences within the project environment
  • Field trips to local companies as f.eg. Leolux, Akarton, Amway or KLG* etc.
  • Guest lectures from f.eg. UPS, ABInbev, Ewals Cargo Care, Seacon*

*please not that there might be changes every year

What do we expect from you?

Being a student in the field of Logistics we expect you to be a team worker and open for feedback. It is important that you have basic knowledge in Logistics. Excel Skills are an advantage. Furthermore a basic understanding of business economics and statistics must be given. We want you to be committed to your group and we highly recommend to attend the lessons scheduled. For us appreciation and equality have a high priority and so it should be for you.

    Content of the programme

    This exchange programme is worth 30EC which equals 840hours study load. The semester includes one central semester project and four building blocks referred to as CAS:

    Subject Desciption ECTs
    Project Company Environment 10
    CAS 1 Production foundation and Strategy 5
    CAS 2 Production Organisation: Functional 5
    CAS 3 Production Organisation: Product Oriented 5
    CAS 4 Tools 5

    Every CAS is assessed by an examination. Please see this link for the detailed programme description.

    Admission requirements

    For this exchange programme we have the following admission requirements:

    • English level: equivalent to IELTS 6.0;
    • The student’s major must be business/logistics related, intermediate level of logistics knowledge is required.
    • Prior knowledge in statistics and mathematics is essential

    Fontys way of studying

    At Fontys you will study in various ways. There are tutorials and lectures in classrooms with about 25 other students. In these sessions you will work in small groups or independently and depending on course choices, within a project team on your assignments. The campus offers a wide array of facilities to study alone or with a group. Here at Fontys, we believe that collaborative learning stimulates a hands on, independent way of working. At Fontys we believe in interaction. We like it when you ask questions during lectures and also outside lectures we are there for you.


    How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

    Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.


    Fontys does not provide scholarships for its exchange students


    If you encounter problems regarding a certain subject, you can either speak to your lecturer or contact your exchange coordinator.