Course detail

Theory and Design of Manufacturing Systems

FSI-GTAAcad. year: 2018/2019

To achieve a modern, flexible and competitive production organized into manufacturing systems (MfS) is necessary to carry out a thorough theoretical analysis of the structure of manufacturing systems and the means and methods to implement this structure. Students are familiarized on the one hand with the basic technical resources for building MfS (machines, transport, handling and other auxiliary equipment) and means for their control and automation, and on the other hand, with the methodology of creating the MfS from these components. The listed methods are formulated so as to be easily algorithmizable and therefore useful in accordance with the concept of Industry 4.0. Discussed are here MfS with a classic structure and organization, and also MfS with the arrangement and structure in line with the latest trends in this area.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with evaluation of manufacturing organisation, efficiency and scheduling, as well as with methods used for manufacturing system analysis.


Students are expected to have the following knowledge: - knowledge of mathematics acquired in course of previous study on FME - knowledge of components used in manufacturing systems, i.e. manufacturing equipment, material transport and storage equipment, automation and control elements


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Askin,R.G.;Standridge,Ch.R.: Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems (EN)
Tomek, G.; Vávrová, V.: Řízení výroby (CS)
Black, J. T.: The Design Of The Factory With A Future (EN)
Tomek, G.; Vávrová, V.: Řízení výroby (CS)
Kalný, R. Automatizované výrobní systémy, ČVUT 1999

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is conditional on the following:
Participation in practicals and working out of semester work.

Examination: The exam verifies the acquired knowledge and is combined. It has a practical and theoretical part. The practical part examines the student's ability to apply acquired knowledge and methods on practical examples, in the theoretical part knowledge of the theoretical basis.
If a student solves less than half of the examples he has passed, he / she fails.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to make students familiar with manufacturing organisation and with analysis of manufacturing systems. Also discussed is the methodology of manufacturing evaluation and computer aided technologies. Students learn how to obtain data necessary for modelling, analysis and successful projecting of manufacturing systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at obligatory lessons is checked and only substantial reasons of absence are accepted. Missed lessons can be substituted for via solution of extra exercises.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Manufacturing systems; introduction, classification.
2. Theory of discrete systems.
3. Basic principles of manufacturing systems work.
4. Important environment of manufacturing systems - energy, information, material delivery.
5. Modelling in manufacturing systems - assignment and goals.
6. Material flows, work planning and scheduling.
7. Assembly lines.
8. Manufacturing lines - effectiveness, break-downs.
9. Manufacturing lines - influence of intermediate storage.
10.Manufacturing cell.
11.Flexible manufacturing systems.
12.Concepts of production integration - CIM, FoF (Factory of Future).
13.New trends in manufacturing systems development, new paradigms for manufacturing systems, binding to concept of Industry 4.0


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1-2. Workshop, types of its organisation, manufacturing system
3-4. Assembly lines, methods for operation scheduling, calculations.
5-7. Manufacturing lines - effectiveness, operation scheduling.
8-10. Manufacturing lines – specification of the storage properties.
11-12. Manufacturing cells - specification of its structure and operating
13. Evaluating of exercises.