2.854 | Fall 2016 | Graduate

Introduction to Manufacturing Systems


Course Reading List

There will be no required textbook. Portions of the following books will be helpful.

Manufacturing Systems

Gershwin, Stanley B. Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Prentice Hall, 1993. ISBN: 9780135606087.

Monden, Yasuhiro. Toyota Production System: Practical Approach to Production Management. Industrial Engineering and Management Press, 1983. ISBN: 9780898060348. 

Viswanadham, N., and Y. Narahari. Performance Modeling of Automated Manufacturing Systems. Prentice Hall, 1994. ISBN: 9788120308701.

Buzacott, John A., and J. George Shanthikumar. Stochastic Models of Manufacturing Systems. Pearson, 1993. ISBN: 9780138475673.

Askin, Ronald G., and Charles R. Standridge. Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems. Wiley, 1993. ISBN: 9780471514183.

Tempelmeier, Horst, and Heinrich Kuhn. Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Decision Support for Design and Operation. Wiley-Interscience, 1993. ISBN: 9780471307211. [Preview with Google Books]

Papadopoulos, H. T., C. Heavey, and J. Browne. Queueing Theory in Manufacturing Systems Analysis and Design. Chapman and Hall / CRC, 1993. ISBN: 9780412387203. [Preview with Google Books]

Altiok, Tayfur. Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems. Springer-Verlag New York Incorporated, 1997. [Preview with Google Books]

Hopp, Wallace J., and Mark L. Spearman. Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management. 3rd ed. Waveland Press Incorporated, 2011. ISBN: 9781577667391. [Preview with Google Books]

Dolgui A., and J. M. Proth. Les systèmes de production modernes. Tome 1 : Conception, gestion et optimisation. Hermes Science Publications, 2006, p. 415. ISBN: 9782746212497. (In French)

———. Les systèmes de production modernes. Tome 2 : Outils et corrigés des exercices coll finance gestion managem. Hermes Science, 2006, p. 385. ISBN: 9782746212503. (In French)

Li , Jingshan, and Semyon M. Meerkov. Production Systems Engineering. Springer, 2008. ISBN: 9780387755780.

Goldratt, Eliyahu M., and Jeff Cox. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. 3rd ed. North River Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780884271956.


Drake, Alvin W. Fundamentals of Applied Probability Theory. Mcgraw-Hill College, 1967. ISBN: 9780070178151.

Ross, Sheldon M. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. Wiley, 1987. ISBN: 9780471817529.

Hillier, Frederick S., and G. J. Lieberman. Introduction to Stochastic Models in Operations Research. McGraw-Hill, 1990. ISBN: 9780070289383.


Kleinrock, Leonard. Queueing Systems, Volume 1: Theory. Wiley-Interscience, 1975. ISBN: 9780471491101.

Chen, Hong, and David D. Yao. Fundamentals of Queueing Networks: Performance, Asymptotics, and Optimization (Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability). Springer, 2001. ISBN: 9780387951669.


McLain, John O., and L. Joseph Thomas. Operations Management: Production of Goods and Services. Prentice-Hall, 1985. ISBN: 9780136376200.


Box, George E. P., William G. Hunter, and J. Stuart Hunter. Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building. John Wiley and Sons, 1978. ISBN: 9780471093152.

Pankratz, Alan. Forecasting with Dynamic Regression Models. Wiley-Interscience, 1991. ISBN: 9781853105845.


Hillier, Frederick S., and Gerald J. Lieberman. Introduction to Mathematical Programming (MAC). McGraw-Hill Science / Engineering / Math, 1995. ISBN: 9780079118301.

Luenberger, David G. Introduction to Linear and Nonlinear Programming. Addison-Wesley, 1973. ISBN: 9780201043457.


Law, Averill M., and D. Kelton. Simulation Modeling and Analysis. McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. ISBN: 9780073401324.

Overview of Mathematical Methods

Denardo, Eric V. The Science of Decision Making: A Problem-Based Approach Using Excel. Wiley, 2001. ISBN: 9780471318279.

Luenberger, David G. Introduction to Dynamic Systems: Theory, Models, and Applications. Wiley, 1979. ISBN: 9780471025948.

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