Advanced Production and Operations Analysis

Course Number: ENGRG 7810
Course Name: Advanced Production and Operations Analysis (Online)
Course Description:    Tools and techniques associated with planning and controlling in the production environment including forecasting, aggregate planning, master production scheduling, materials requirement planning, and shop floor control. Integrated aspects of manufacturing resource planning and enterprise resource planning as well as the effects of just-in-time management and theory of constraints.
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online
Program: Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Project Management
Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • Describe the nature and dynamics of a supply chain and discuss the impact of supply-chain management on other aspects of operations (inventory, scheduling, etc.).
  • Develop appropriate forecasting methods and measure the validity of the methods.
  • Illustrate the effects of various inventory policies on the level of inventory and associated costs, and describe appropriate applications of each policy.
  • Describe the process and importance of master production scheduling.
  • Compare traditional inventory policies to both material requirements planning and just-in-time manufacturing.
  • Generate schedules using several different strategies and evaluate schedules using various performance measures.

Unit Descriptions

Operation Management is a large part of any organization. It determines the control of materials, labor, and information that transforms inputs into outputs. These are the things that determine the success of any organization.

Think about how these things are controlled in your organization. Can they be improved? This course is designed to present tools to better determine and communicate the needs for material, labor, and information. If implemented, the organization will see a positive impact on the bottom line. The tools you gain in this course will make you a vital part of the improvements.

Unit 1: Supply Chain
Outcome Addressed: Describe the nature and dynamics of a supply chain and discuss the impact of supply-chain management on other aspects of operations (inventory, scheduling, etc.).

Unit 2: Forecasting
Outcome Addressed: Develop appropriate forecasting methods and measure the validity of the methods.

Unit 3: Inventory Management
Outcome Addressed: Illustrate the effects of various inventory policies on the level of inventory and associated costs, and describe appropriate applications of each policy.

Outcome Addressed: Describe the nature and dynamics of a supply chain and discuss the impact of supply-chain management on other aspects of operations (inventory, scheduling, etc.).

Unit 4: Master Production Scheduling
Outcome Addressed: Describe the process and importance of master production scheduling.

Outcome Addressed: Describe the nature and dynamics of a supply chain and discuss the impact of supply-chain management on other aspects of operations (inventory, scheduling, etc.).

Unit 5: Scheduling and Lean
Outcome Addressed: Generate schedules using several different strategies and evaluate schedules using various performance measures.

Outcome Addressed: Compare traditional inventory policies to both material requirements planning and just-in-time manufacturing.

Outcome Addressed: Describe the nature and dynamics of a supply chain and discuss the impact of supply-chain management on other aspects of operations (inventory, scheduling, etc.).

Grading Criteria for Activities

Assignment Percentage
Quizzes 25%
Discussions/Application 25%
Problems 25%
Book Report and Final Paper 25%
Total: 100%

Grading Scale

Semester letter grades are assigned on the composite scores as follows:

A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F 0% - 59%

 

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