A survey of models and methods for designing and implementing quality-based, integrated, production/operations systems. Topics include demand forecasting; product-mix decisions; distribution logistics; facilities location and layout; scheduling; supply-chain, inventory, and materials management; just-in-time techniques; and quality measurement and improvement methods for manufacturing and service operations.
Production is the process of converting resources into manufactured goods; operations management addresses the delivery of services to customers. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with a variety of methods for forecasting, planning, scheduling and controlling quality for production systems and operations. Students learn to manage processes within an organization and between members of a supply chain. Specific techniques are studied for forecasting, planning and operating production operations in today's competitive environment.
Good elective for all engineering programs