Course Details

Organisation and Management of Manufacturing Plants

Academic Year 2024/25

NJA032 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIM Summer Semester 1st year

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Language of instruction



5 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Classification system of decisive industrial technologies and plants in the production of building materials, their economic importance and position in the building industry. 2. Organisational structures and main manufacturing activities in plants of the building industry. 3. Auxiliary activities in the plant, power and material supply, stores management, logistics. 4. Principles of work management, workload, safety and protection of health, fire protection, information protection. 5. Management Systems. Personal management (power fo paradigma, role of habits). 6. Management tools and communication. 7. Leadership Development (Bender, Bennis, Covey). 8. Marketing in building material producing facilities (the marketing mix, marketing research, marketing strategy) 9. Methods of production rationalization, technological innovations. Effectiveness of standard and technological innovations. 10. Principles and importance of decisive technological operations automatic control in building materials manufacture. Stability of technological procedures, possibilities of statistical methods application. 11. Analysis of failures, prevention, technical control activity, significance of metrology in building materials production and in building production. Integrated control systems, application in conditions of building materials production and in the building production. 12. Technical requirements for products, responsibility of manufacturers for products, organisational and legislative securing. Complex quality control system of technological processes. 13. Operational specialities of building materials production. Environmentally oriented control.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Introduction, team work, team roles – practicing problem solving in a team, assessment of results and team roles. 2. Testing of knowledge of business companies – practicing problem solving in a team, presentation of the work. 3. Construction investment scheme, practicing problem solving in a team, presentation of the work. 4. Presentation skills – practical demonstration and recommendations, preparing ppt. presentation on a given topic. 5. Presentation of given topics and assessment. Exercise to effectively communicate in a team. 6. SWOT analysis, the SWOT analysis for the proposed investment in a team, presentation of the work. 7. Decision making, testing of knowledge of multi-criteria decision making – team work, presentation of the work. 8. Personal management, productivity pyramid, determining the work priorities, determining the optimal sequence of individual activities, team work, presentation of the work. 9. SMART goals, practicing in a team, presentation of the chosen topics. 10. Calculation of the fixed and variable costs, revenues and the Break-even point. 11. Balance sheet, profit and loss account. Income tax (personal entity). 12. Case study of a company producing building materials including the design of strategic plan. 13. Presentation of the designed strategic plans, credit test and task.