Module title: Manufacturing Systems Engineering

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC10816
Module leader: Jawdat Tannous
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

None


Description of module content:

The role of forecasting in manufacturing engineering, methods of classifying forecasting methods, statistical forecasting techniques, methods for long, medium and short range forecasting.
Location strategy and its impact on the attainment of corporate objectives. Criteria for evaluating location decisions, computerised location and distribution planning. Consideration of the range of processes and equipment selection including quality and reliability issues. Facilities layout and layout patterns including job shop, batch, assembly lines and group technology.
Quantitative methods for aggregate planning, master scheduling and rough cut capacity planning. Materials requirements planning in terms of ERP, MRP II, JIT and Lean Manufacturing.

Importance of job design, design of the physical, social and psychological environments, design of work methods and work measurement.
Application of a range of quality improvement techniques including: pareto charts, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, SPC, and six sigma in a Total Quality Management framework.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse the problem of forecasting product sales and other variables and consider the impact on
operations and productivity decisions;
LO2: compare alternative plant location decisions and recommend suitable equipment and its layout for a
range of manufacturing systems;
LO3: contrast aggregate production, material requirements planning, operations scheduling and production
activity control techniques to a variety of manufacturing systems;
LO4: compare the range of factors that influence job design and establish appropriate solutions using given
Information;
LO5: contrast and apply a range of quality management tools and techniques to aspects of the production system.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - HEIZER & RENDER (2014) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: PEARSON, 11th ed. - ISBN: 9730273787075
ANDREW GREASLEY (2013) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: WILEY, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781119978541
BSI ONLINE - WWW.BSONLINE.BSI-GLOBAL.COM
THE TQM MAGAZINE - WWW.EMERALDINSIGHT.COM
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