Learn to translate plans into operational activities and define and apply techniques in the operations field. Topics include: Comparing actual output to plans and taking appropriate corrective actions; Communicating ideas in a group setting and instructing others in tasks; Creating operational solutions in the face of competing resources; Explaining the release of work and reporting performance through data collection; Understanding the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans; Evaluating trade-offs and participating in design decisions.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Identify different manufacturing strategies and policies.
Calculate rated capacity.
Use input/output control to manage queues.
Level load production.
Understand line balancing.
Determine cycle time.
Perform project scheduling.
Identify resources required prior to order release.
Understand dispatching systems.
Identify information stored in routing files, product structures files and item master files.
Understand the difference between Planning and Execution systems.
Understand Just In time and shop layout principles.
Effective as of Fall 2005
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