Goldratt and Cox: The Goal
Bicheno: The Lean Toolbox
ENGR 315 (recommended)
This class introduces industrial engineering students to the world of manufacturing and to the more general realm of operations management. We will explore the history of industrial engineering, the major elements of a manufacturing operation, the role of facility design, work measurement, information, inventory, quality, human resource management, capacity planning, automation and optimization in a manufacturing system. There will be special focus on lean principles.
We will take several plant tours to see how these concepts are applied in manufacturing settings.
There will be weekly written or problem based assignments. All will be individual assignments, to be done independently. 50% off for late assignments, and assignments more than one week late will not be accepted.
ABET Course Description
Last updated: November 30, 2010