Course syllabus PSLP2 - Computer Simulation of Logistics Processes II (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title:
Computer Simulation of Logistics Processes II
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Course supervisor:
Supervising department: Department of Logistics, Quality and Automotive Technology (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: Bachelor state examination
Time allowance:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/16 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study:
Form of teaching:
lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (4 credits)
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to develop students' knowledge acquired in the course CSLP I (knowledge of the issue is required). On this basis, the students will solve a project of real industrial practice. Through data analysis, students will gain important inputs for its simulation model. They will learn to use the internal programming language SimTalk for creation of process linkages and management of the entire system. Using random variables they will be able to take into account the dynamics of the real situation in the model. Based on the results of simulation experiments they can then optimize the virtual system. From his work they will draws conclusions (particularly of an economic nature) and propose recommendations for industrial practice. Seminar projects are thematically focused mainly on the production of automobiles and auto parts.
Course methods:
Lectures, case studies, real-life situations of workplace practices, application exercises, discussions on current topics of semester work
Course content:
Application of the simulation during the whole production cycle (allowance 2/2)
Methodology of successively specified models (rough, detailed design, start and actual production)

Presentation of projects implemented in ŠKODA AUTO a.s. (allowance 2/2)
Simulation software PlantSimulation (allowance 2/2)
Object-oriented modelling
Composition of nested models
VDA – elements library

4.Stochastic processes and their projection in the model (allowance 2/2)
Stochastic processes and their projection in the model (allowance 2/2)
Data acquisition from SW Process Designer (allowance 2/2)
PDL system – Process Designer Logistic

7.Analysis of data from a real production (allowance 2/2)
8.Simulation experiments (allowance 2/2)
Optimization on the basis of simulation (allowance 2/2)
Execution of optimization experiments

Optimization on the basis of simulation (allowance 2/2)
Utilization of heuristic optimization algorithms

Semester project on the topic (allowance 2/2)
Conveyor systems
Warehousing control
Logistics chains of production lines supply
d.Control systems

Presentation of semester projects (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
Will analyse the data obtained in the process of solving a real logistical problem
Will analyse the proposed simulation model and set its parameters
-Will propose a procedure for solving a logistical problem using simulation approach
Will propose simulation experiments and suggest an optimal strategy
Will understand and explain the principles of project management in connection with computer simulation

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
24 h
0 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials
24 h
8 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)
0 h
8 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation
18 h
20 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work
22 h
32 h
     Preparation for final test20 h30 h
     Preparation for final oral exam32 h
42 h
140 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
10 %
10 %
Term paper
30 %
30 %
Final test
30 %
30 %
Final oral exam30 %30 %
Total100 %100 %
Course completion:
•Participation in lectures
•Elaboration of semester project on chosen topic and its final presentation


Max. 40 points during semester:
• max. 10 points for active participation in excercises and lectures (max. 0.5 points per each lecture and excercise – it enables 2 a 2 absences for reaching maximum)
• max. 30 points for semester project – deadline a week before the final excercise

Max. 60 points for the final exam (possible 3 attempts):
• Test, max. 30 points
• Verbal exam, max. 30 points
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Presentations in PDF, study support guide, Plant Simulation files with proposed models
Reading list:
Language of instruction: Czech
SIXTA, J. -- ŽIŽKA, M. Logistika.: Používané metody. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. ISBN 978-80-251-2563-2.
SIXTA, J. -- MAČÁT, V. Logistika.: Teorie a praxe. 1st ed. Brno: CP Books, 2005. 315 p. ISBN 80-251-0573-3.
DLOUHÝ, M. -- FÁBRY, J. -- KUNCOVÁ, M. -- HLADÍK, T. Simulace podnikových procesů. 2nd ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-3449-8.

RAIS, Karel. Základy optimalizace a rozhodování. Vyd. 6., rozš. Brno: Zdeněk Novotný pro Fakultu podnikatelskou VUT v Brně, 2001, 134 s. Studijní text pro studium BA Hons. ISBN 80-865-1018-2.
SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC. Tutorial [Tecnomatix Plant Simulation 10]. 2010.
ŠKODA AUTO A.S. Analyzér výrobních procesů: část věnovaná analýze dat z evidenčních bodů. Verze 1.0. 2010, 69 s.
VDI 3633. Simulation von Logistik-, Materialfluß- und Produktionssystemen - Begriffsdefinitionen. VDI-Gesellschaft Produktion und Logistik, 1996.
Language of instruction: Czech
GOLDRATT, E M. -- COX, J. Cíl. 2nd ed. Praha: Interquality, 2001. 335 p. ISBN 80-902770-2-0.
Language of instruction: English
BANGSOW, S. Manufacturing simulation with Plant Simulation and SimTalk: usage and programming with examples and solutions. Berlin: Springer, 297 p. ISBN 978-3-662-51912-7.

Study plans:
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Course tutor:
doc. Ing. Jan Fábry, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Teaching language:
Czech, English
Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 08/30/2019.

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