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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Automation in Production Systems and Management

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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To introduce the fundamentals of automation in manufacturing systems with major emphasis on application of the state-of-the-art techniques and processes so as to achieve the best possible planning and control in a manufacturing and production environment. The knowledge in the topics as mentioned in the course outline is essential to achieve this objective. The course is intended to be designed for creating a knowledge-base of the state-of-the-art manufacturing systems particularly in designing and developing automated systems and sub-systems. The course is designed to teach the basic concepts, and tools and techniques and methods employed in the broad area of automation of manufacturing and production, in general, and computer-based numerical control, flexible manufacturing system, process planning in manufacturing, in particular, to the students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students belonging to disciplines like Industrial Engineering and Management, Production Engineering, Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and allied disciplinesINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Tata Steel, Tata Motors, L&T, Linde and similar such manufacturing organizations complying Industry 4.0 standards.


Week 1 : Introduction to Manufacturing and Production Systems Week 2 : Automation in Manufacturing and Production Systems Week 3 : Product Development Process and Automation Week 4 : Fundamentals of NC Technology: Part-I Week 5 : Fundamentals of NC Technology: Part-II Week 6 : Flexible and Programmable Automation Week 7 : Cellular Manufacturing Systems Week 8 : Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Part-I Week 9 : Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Part-II Week 10 : Fundamentals of Robotic Systems Week 11 : Automated CAPP (Part-I) Week 12 : Automated CAPP (Part-II)

Taught by

Prof. Pradip Kumar Ray


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