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

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IME 3260 - Operations Planning and Control

Catalog Description:

Methods of controlling and coordinating production using production planning, scheduling, inventory control, and dispatching. NOT FOR ENGINEERING CREDIT.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: STAT 2160 or 2600 or IME 2610.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Investigate & understand the overall decision making framework associated with the field of Operation Planning & Control

i, j


Quiz, test, homework

Ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies

a, b*, k


Quiz, test, homework, case study B3 The outcome of this criteria is tracked with a goal of 80% of participants will score 80% or higher.

Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes

d, f


Homework, outside activity collecting data and analyzing it (akin to a laboratory experiment)

Apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives

e, f*


Online personalized homework F3
The outcome of this criteria is tracked with a goal of 75% of participants will score 80% or higher.

Be a member of a project team and function effectively

e, f


In-class or out-of-class case study or exercises

Identify, analyze and solve technical problems

d, f


Homework, tests, quizzes

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Production & Operations Management by Jay Heizer and Barry Render, Prentice Hall, 2010


Plossl, G.W. Production and Inventory Control: Principles and Techniques, Second Edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1985.

Orlicky, Joseph, Material Requirements Planning, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975.

Plossl, G.W. Production and Inventory Control: Applications, George Plossl Educational Services, Inc., Marietta, GA 30067, 1983.

Monks, Joseph G., Operations Management, Theory and Problems, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 1987.

Schonberger, Richard J., World Class Manufacturing, New York, NY, Free Press, 1986.

Stevenson, W.J., Production/Operation Management 3 rd Edition, Irwin, 1990.

Course Coordinator:

Tarun Gupta
Western Michigan University
E-220 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3361

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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