Course Reading List

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

Manufacturing Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buy at Amazon 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]

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

Buy at Amazon 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]

Buy at Amazon 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)

Buy at Amazon ———. 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)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


Buy at Amazon 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.

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


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

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


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

Overview of Mathematical Methods

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

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