Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 3110 - Introduction to Operations Research


Catalog Description:

The development of mathematical concepts and models concerned with industrial engineering problems. Topics include queuing theory, game theory, linear, and dynamic programming.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 2610, IME 2620.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)


Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-EAC Outcomes2

 

Performance Criteria Measured1

To appropriately formulate Linear Programming models for service and manufacturing systems, and apply operations research techniques and algorithms to solve these LP problems.

E*  

E2: Uses tools to optimize product designs.

To appropriately formulate Network models for service and manufacturing systems, and apply operations research techniques and algorithms to solve these Network problems.

A  

A2: Uses appropriate engineering, science, and mathematical tools for decision making (OR, statics, materials).

To appropriately formulate Integer Programming models for service and manufacturing systems, and apply operations research techniques and algorithms to solve these IP problems.

A    

To appropriately formulate Queuing models for service and manufacturing systems, and apply operations research techniques and algorithms to solve these Queuing problems.

A    

To interpret and apply the results of an operations research model.

A    

To communicate the results of an operations research project through a written report and an oral presentation.

G    

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html

ABET-EAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Textbooks:

Introduction to Operations Research, 9th edition; Hillier and Lieberman; McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Software:

WinQSB v. 2.0: Decision Support Software; Yih-Long Chang, Wiley, 2003.

References:

Operations Research, 4th edition; Wayne L. Winston, Duxbury Press, 2004.


Course Coordinator:

Azim Houshyar
Western Michigan University
E-219 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3363
Email: azim.houshyar@wmich.edu


Revision Date: Summer 2011

 

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