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.