IND E 337/537: Introduction to Manufacturing Systems

Autumn 2010


            Goldratt and Cox: The Goal

Bicheno:  The Lean Toolbox


Richard Lee Storch
Industrial Engineering
Office Phone: (206) 543-5387
Fax: (206) 685-3072
Room: MEB G-10


ENGR 315 (recommended)

Course Description:

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


Writing Requirements





Homework Assignments:

          Homework 1

          Homework 2

          Homework 3

          Homework 4

          Homework 5

          Homework 6

          Homework 7

          Homework 8a

          Homework 8b

Grading Standards:


Classroom Materials:

          IE Introduction

          Manufacturing Classics

          Manufacturing Status

          Ford Story

          Manufacturing Organization

Motion and Time Study Notes

Time Study Form

          Process Flow Form

          Process Flow Notes

          Boeing Everett Site

          Boeing Everett Tour

          Boeing Tour Facts

          OPT Notes

          Value Stream Mapping

          Group Technology


          Lean Theory

          Working in Teams

          Just In Time (JIT)

          Avtech Presentation

          People in Manufacturing

          Job Shop Scheduling

          Energy Management


Last updated: November 30, 2010