|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|1||Introduction and Course Overview||
Prepare case: Use of a Queueing Model to design a lean system.
Case illustrates use of simple model to line design decisions.
Manufacturing System Design
Class will introduce and discuss key topics in manufacturing system design by means of an example: design of a PC production facility, including choice of assembly configuration, set up of material handling system, capacity sizing.
|3||Manufacturing System Design: Service Systems||Prepare case: Manzana Insurance-Fruitvale Branch|
|4||Supply Chain Design I|
Manufacturing System Design: High volume automated lines - choice of buffers and buffer sizing
Guest speaker: Dr. Mitchell Burman, Analytics, Inc. Boston MA. In this class we will hear about various projects on the analysis and design of automated production lines with finite buffers.
|Queuing Modeling Assignment due|
|6||Supply Chain Design II|
|7||Decentralized Distribution Systems|
Prepare case: Transportation National Group
Case examines pricing issues for trailers.
|11||Design of a Supply Chain for a New Product||Logistic System Design Assignment due|
|12||Guest Speaker: Mike Romeri, Lead Director, Process Technology Group at PRTM|
|13||Flexibility and Capacity Planning||
Prepare case: Seagate Technologies: Operational Hedging
Case illustrates capacity hedging strategies.
|14||Internet Based B2B Procurement Strategies||Procurement Game Assignment due|
|15||Flexibility and Capacity Planning||
Capacity Planning and Flexibility Assignment due
|16||Class Summary and Wrap Up|