Study programmes / C-HE Horticultural Engineering / Management of Horticultural Companies
Course code:MZP
Course title in language of instruction:Management zahradnických podniků
Course title in Czech:Management zahradnických podniků
Course title in English:Management of Horticultural Companies
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:Bc. Vít Janiš, BA (Hons), MSc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. (examiner, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:Bachelor State Exam
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of Production/Operations Management with the focus on planning, managing, and controll of processes, and inventory management. Special attention is paid to operations planning and management and quality management. The course will enable students to acquire the basic knowledge of the principles of operational processes in production and service systems, and to adopt the techniques of planning, management and control of the processes within these systems.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to Operations Management, development, characteristics (allowance 2/1)
2.Production and operations (allowance 6/3)
a.Characteristics of production/operation process
b.Production/operations strategy
d.Differences of production and service systems

3.Product design (allowance 4/1)
a.Stages of product design
b.Differences of design in production and services

4.Selection and allocation of production facilities (allowance 2/0)
a.Choosing the type and capacity of production facilities
b.Approaches to facility allocation and helping tools for decision making

5.Facility lay-out (allowance 2/1)
a.Importance of facility lay-out
b.Criteria for decisions on facility lay-out

6.Principles of production/operations planning and management (allowance 4/0)
a.Push principle, MRP, MRP II
b.Pull principle, Just-in-Time, KANBAN, TOC

7.Inventory (allowance 2/4)
a.Inventory management, procurement strategy
b.Storage costs - components and management

8.Quality management (allowance 3/2)
a.Quality management principles

9.Project management (allowance 3/2)
a.Nature of project management in different contexts
b.Project preparation
c.Project execution

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-interpersonal skills
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-competence to select managerial tools leading to achievement of business objectives
-Knowledge of standards for quality management.
-Student can describe the basic systems and inventory control models
-Student can choose and use a suitable model for optimizing inventory management.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Final written examination is done in the form of answers to questions on lecured theory - max. 60 points.
Student is classified based on points reached:
92 to 100 points - "A" (excellent)
84 to 91 points - "B" (very good plus)
76 to 83 points - "C" (very good)
68 to 75 points - "D" (good plus)
61 to 67 points - "E" (good)
Less than 61 points - "F" (failed).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice2 h
     seminar6 h
     consultation2 h
     project work2 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation of presentation5 h
     elaboration and execution of projects15 h
     writing of seminar paper14 h
Total112 h

Basic reading list
  • GOLDRATT, E M. Kritický řetěz. 1st ed. Praha: InterQuality, 1999. 199 p. ISBN 80-902770-0-4.
  • KAVAN, M. Výrobní a provozní management. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2002. 424 p. Expert. ISBN 80-247-0199-5.
  • KEŘKOVSKÝ, M. Moderní přístupy k řízení výroby. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2009. 137 p. ISBN 978-80-7400-119-2.
  • TOMEK, G. -- VÁVROVÁ, V. Řízení výroby a nákupu. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2007. 378 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-1479-0.
Recommended reading list
  • GOLDRATT, E M. -- COX, J. Cíl : Proces trvalého zlepšování. 2nd ed. Praha: InterQuality, 2001. 335 p. ISBN 80-902770-2-0.