Topics in Global Operations
MFG 501/TO 701 (1.5 credit-hours)
Topics in Global Operations --- The course begins with an overview of operations in the context of corporate strategy. This is followed by a series of modules dealing with various topics of importance in operations, such as lean production systems, supply chain management, design for manufacturability, facilities planning, the environmental, legal, and ethical issues in operations, and product design. Students learn how all these aspects of operations interconnect and how they may apply to Tauber team projects.
Manufacturing and Supply Operations
MFG 605/TO 605 (3 credit-hours)
Manufacturing and Supply Operations covers the basic concepts and techniques of operations and inventory management. The foundation of the course is a system of manufacturing laws collectively known as “Factory Physics.” These laws relate various measures of plant performance (such as throughput, cycle time, work-in-process, customer service, variability, and quality) in a consistent manner and provide a framework for evaluating classical operations management techniques as well as evolving new strategies. Special emphasis is given to evaluating lean operations. Concepts and methods are examined via exercises and case studies.
MFG 504/TO 703 (3 credit-hours)
Every Tauber Institute student participates in a 14-week team project on a substantive issue. The action-based team projects are highly visible operations-related challenges with both engineering and business components. A successful project results in a significant return on a sponsoring company's investment.