Course Descriptions

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Technology & Operations

TO 605 Manufacturing and Supply Operations
  3 hours Terms Offered: W15, W14, W14(A), W15(A)
  Advisory Prerequisites: TO 551 and 552 
  Cross-listed with: MFG 605 
  Manufacturing and Supply Operations --- This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of operations and inventory management. The foundation of the course is a system of manufacturing laws collectively knows as "Factory Physics". These laws relate various measures of plan performance such as throughput, cycle time, work-in-process, customer service variability, and quality, in a consistent manner and provide framework for evaluating and improving operations. Concepts and methods are examined via exercises and case studies.