Design and Control Manufacturing Systems

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Course No: POMS.710; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

This course examines key tactical decisions that manufacturing firms must address in operating a competitive, integrated production system. Students learn to assess alternative ways of processing, and ways to manage, production systems that will help achieve company goals. Topics include manufacturing technology and process analysis; production planning and material control; quality management and control; process improvement; and cross-functional integration. Students focus on management issues associated with a variety of processing environments, and on appropriate settings for the use of approaches such as Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Material Requirements Planning I and II, Just-in-time Production, and Quality Control. The course draws on readings, cases, and analytical models.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites:
  • Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.
  • Credits: 3;

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