This book presents the basic system concepts while providing more detail and rigor than the conceptual descriptions found in many operation management texts. Mathematical decision models and tools for improving systems are described. While emphasizing planning models, the text delves into more hands-on engineering topics such as methods for setup time reduction, and fool proofing of production operations. It follows the standard production system decision hierarchy. Modern philosophies such as time-based competition, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management are integrated into the discussion.
It presents a modern view of production system design and analysis at a level appropriate for upper division undergraduates and beginning graduate students in industrial engineering or quantitative business schools.
· The Industrial Enterprise
· Introduction to the Production System and the Role of Inventory
· Market Characterization
· Manufacturing Strategy and the Supply Chain
· Aggregate Planning
· Single-Stage Inventory Control
· Decentralized Pull Systems
· Multistage Production Systems: Materials Requirements Planning for Dependent Demand
· Multistage Models
· Lean Manufacturing and the Just-in-Time Philosophy
· Shop Scheduling
· Shop Floor Control: Systems and Extensions