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Basic Production Economy and Logistics

Organizing resources and competence

This course gives you, who work with production, a broad introduction to the subject production economy and logistics. The course explains and discusses the connection between economy and logistics and the basic terminology used in daily work situations.

This course is designed especially to suit group studies. It is divided into five parts, each requiring about 3 hours of active studies. Our suggestion for this course is to plan five study opportunities where a group of student gather to study together.

目标: 本课程的目标是帮助学员理解并学会运用各种与物流和生产工程相关的经济关系和术语。

参与对象: 本课程所面向的,是需要了解生产经济和物流基本知识的人群。学员将通过体验操作员、经济学家、物流工程师、规划师、采购师、生产技师等身份来学习以上知识,或通过质量和建设角度来进行学习。

参与资格: 无需拥有相关知识,但有一定相关工作经验者更为适宜。

训练方法: 所有课程均通过我们的远程教育平台Instant Education进行在线学习。点击这里查看更多关于培训方法。

时长: 共计约 20 小时学习时间,依据学员基础而有所不同。每个学员有六个月的时间可以登陆课程。

定价: 2280 人民币/人。



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部分 1

What is a Company?

A company can be regarded as a chain of suppliers and customers, both internal and external.

How are Companies Formed?

There are different reasons for starting a company. For example, a specific concept or demand for a certain product may arise. The short-term goal is to achieve satisfactory profitability.

What is Business Economics

Business economics is a term used to describe and explain the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

The Company’s Stakeholders

A company’s stakeholders are the players, individuals, groups and organizations that have a stake in a company.

Meeting the Customer’s Needs

To a large extent, running a business involves organizing resources and expertise in order to meet the customers’ needs.

The Processing Chain

The flow from raw material to end product often takes place in a long processing chain.

Developing a Production System

There are three methods to manufacture complicated products – handicraft production, mass production and lean production.

The Production Process in a Company

In a production process, raw materials, semi-finished goods and components are converted into goods and services.

The Shifting Boundary between Production and Administration

The boundary between administration and production is becoming less and less fixed.

Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturers are often small companies that produce parts and components to products that larger companies manufacture.

What is Logistics?

Logistics can be defined as the science of efficient flows.

Supply Service

Supply service is a comprehensive concept that pertains to a company’s performance in relation to customers.

The Development of Logistics through the Ages

The share of the logistics and production cost on the product’s end price has changed.

Reasons for Keeping Inventory

The primary reason for keeping inventory is related to delivery time. A finished product is always easier to sell.

The Difference between Inventory and Supplies

Both inventory and supplies (stores) involve storing materials and products until they are needed.

部分 2

Basic Financial Concepts

In order to understand how a company’s resources can be used in the best possible manner, we must learn how to use a number of financial concepts.

Results and Profitability

How to measure profitability.

Use of Capital

The amount of capital needed by a company may vary, as does the manner in which the capital is used.

The DuPont Model

A model to analyze where there is greatest potential for improvement within a company.

Interactive DuPont Model

Interactive Du Pont model used to calculate profitability.

Variable and Fixed Costs

A company’s costs can be divided into variable and fixed costs.

Direct and Indirect Costs

One of the main problems of product costing is to determine which costs are caused by or used for a particular cost unit.

Incremental Costs and Joint Costs

The causal connection between action and costs.

Capital Tied up in Inventory

A basic premise for material control is that tied-up capital should be kept at a low level.

Inventory Turnover Rate

Inventory turnover rate is a measure of how quickly the inventory is renewed.

部分 3

Financial Analysis

Introductory description of the methodology for performing a financial analysis.

Financial Control

How to achieve organized control over the company’s decision-making and actions.


The budget as a plan of action for the future expressed in financial terms.

Budgeting Phases

Description of the work behind a budget.

Drawing up Budgets

Description of the budget design using master budgets and sectional budgets.

Budget Review

How to check the actual outcome compared to the budget.

部分 4

Production Systems

Factors included in a production system.

Manufacturing Planning and Control

Introductory description of the planning and control systems used in production processes.

Product Complexity

Introductory description of the factors affecting the manufacturing planning and control.

Product Structure for Planning

Description of systems used for product structure.

Flow Times

Description of various flow times.

Production Control

The purpose of production control.

Planning Principles and Objectives

Principles and objectives for manufacturing planning and control.

Flow of Materials

Two different control principles that are used to control production administratively.

Convergent and Divergent Flows

General description of the two terms.

Capacity Concepts

Description of different kinds of capacities.

部分 5

The Planning Process

Planning levels and level of detail.

What Factors Affect the Flow of Materials?

Functions within a company that affect the flow of materials.

Suboptimization and an Overall Perspective

Description of the effects of suboptimization.

Internal and External Efficiency

Measuring the ability to be efficient.

Meeting Delivery Times

Introductory description of various methods used to make the organization more efficient and to meet the agreed upon date of delivery.

Materials Supply

Description of tasks and responsibilities within the purchasing function.

Key Performance Indicators in Logistics

Logistics efficiency and some of its Key Performance Indicators.



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