MFG 502 – Manufacturing System Design

Course Description

An introduction to the procedures and methodologies for designing manufacturing systems. Topics covered include: paradigms of manufacturing; building blocks of manufacturing systems; numerical control and robotics; task allocation and line balancing; system configurations; performance of manufacturing systems including quality, productivity and responsiveness; economic models and optimization of manufacturing systems; launch and reconfiguration of manufacturing systems; Lean manufacturing.


A basic understanding of manufacturing processes. If web conferencing is used, a microphone and speakers or headset are required for voice communication via computer in web conferences.

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