In this course students will learn the tools for planning, scheduling, control and optimization of the supply of materials to support various manufacturing processes. The Theory of Constraints is taught using the case studies related to major automotive manufacturers. The methods of procuring goods and services to meet the quantity quality, and price requirements are illustrated using typical industrial processes. The technique of "Kanban" for inventory and work in process control are reviewed. The manufacturing excellence techniques such as signaling systems, partnering with suppliers, and point-of-use storage are discussed and illustrated using industrial case studies.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Effective as of Fall 2005
OPMT 7023 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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