Process Planning and Systems Design

Process Planning and Systems Design
Analyzing product specifications and production requirements for manufacturing. Equipment selection and justification; facility layout and material-handling system design; process-improvement techniques.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMFG 340
 TaughtWinter, Spring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining MFG 480
Course Outcomes

System Metrics

Understand key metrics in manufacturing and how they are influenced

Process Improvement

Know how to apply process-improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, TOC, etc.) in order to reduce lead times and to improve efficiency and quality

Process Planning

Develop a detailed process plan.

System Design

Design a cell, production line, or a plant layout.

System Elements

Understand the different elements comprising a manufacturing system and how they interact.

Project Planning

Develop a schedule for system implementation and startup.

Production & Inventory Control

Understand the principles and techniques of production and inventory control.

Discrete-Event Simulation

Use discrete event simulation to evaluate a system design.

Resource Planning

Determine resource requirements based on standard operator times and effective machine cycle times.

Economic Analysis

Perform an economic anaysis for justifying a proposed manufacturing solution.