Manufacturing Competitiveness: Quality and Productivity

Manufacturing Competitiveness: Quality and Productivity
Production strategies to improve quality, decrease cost, and increase throughput to create market advantage; effective production management systems; applying quality improvement tools to process data; theory of constraints and lean production.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 382
 ProgramsContaining ME EN 585
Course Outcomes

Factory Elements

Understand the essential elements for having a productive, profitable factory.

Factory Performance

Understand the metrics used to quantify the performance of a factory, and be able to assess this performance.

Minimizing Variability

Learn how important variability is in reducing quality and productivity, and find ways to minimize variability and its effects.

System Modeling

Learn methods of modeling production systems in order to predict probable performance.

Statistical Techniques

Understand appropriate use of statistical techniques for identifying special cause and common cause variation in order to respond appropriately.

Production System Improvement Project

Communicate the basis and justification of a production system improvement project in oral and written form.