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code IM526E
credit_hours 3
title Factory Physics
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prequisites IM424
credit hours 3
Describtion/Outcomes This course provides studentsí with deep and generic insights for understanding, evaluating, and improving the performance of production lines. The course covers different topics including: advanced inventory management and control techniques, advanced materials requirements planning, basic dynamics of production lines, the different variability sources in a production line, the corrupting influence of variability, evaluating the performance of production lines, and the effect of batching on production linesí performance.
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objectives To review the elementary concepts required for describing manufacturing systems. To enable the student to identify the points of leverage in a plant, evaluate the impacts of the proposed changes, and coordinate improvement efforts. To provide the student with the ability to bring together the disparate components of a system into an effective whole.
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ref. books Hopp, W. J. and Spearman, M. L., "Factory Physics", McGraw-Hill.
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Course Content
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1 Overview of the Factory Physics Concept. The Science of Manufacturing. Deterministic Inventory Models. Stochastic Inventory Models. Material Requirements Planning Technique. Lot-Sizing Techniques. Basic Factory Dynamics. Sources of Variability in Manufacturing Systems ? Setups and Breakdowns. Sources of Variability in Manufacturing Systems ? Flow of Materials. Sources of Variability in Manufacturing Systems ? Queuing. Corrupting Influence of Variability ? Performance Measures. Corrupting Influence of Variability ? Buffering Variability. Corrupting Influence of Variability ? Use of Batching. Push and Pull Production Systems. The use of Constant WIP in Production Systems. Final Exam.
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