MET-240 - Manufacturing: Planning and Control3 credits
Manufacturing environments are controlled by a number of systems. This course is intended to describe the various systems that could be in use in modern manufacturing. We will investigate production and inventory management techniques as prescribed by APICS. The course includes a study of the elements that contribute to a successful production control program. Production forecasting product development, control of materials, master scheduling, capacity planning, routing, dispatching, and follow-up are studied in terms of their significance and their relationship to effective manufacturing control. The philosophy of MRP2 will be discussed to show the interrelationship with JIT, quality improvements activities, and SPC.
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