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Principles and applications of advanced systems management, including project management, continuous improvement and advanced quality systems. Computer tools to manage systems will be introduced. Philosophies of systems management will be discussed. Students will acquire advanced systems management skills as applied to multiple industries, including manufacturing and service.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Recommended, IME 3120.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
Additional descriptive information:
This course focuses on engineering the management system and updates the work of Taylor, Simon, Forrester, Anthony, McGregor, and Mintzberg. Applications include government management, manufacturing, service systems, project and program management, and emergency management.
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Define, build, and scope a domain of responsibility.||s*||
A3: Applies systems tools (LP, MSM) to model and solve problems.
|Identify performance criteria for the domain and identify data and information needs.||d*||
D3: Evaluates the performance of a system or process.
|Design relevant information portrayals.||g, j*||
J2: Applies knowledge that considers professional, societal, and/or global impact.
|Conduct an ABC Audit and time log.||k*||
K3: Considers the role of time in the design process, in decision making, and/or in manufacturing and service processes.
|Develop Data Flow Diagrams for the domain.||f|
|Build and use a management tool.||b|
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Unpublished text by Dr. Harold A. Kurstedt, Jr. Management Systems Theory, Application, and Design. Available: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~mallakl/DrMallak/Courses/IME4120/All%20Files%20Combined%202.01.pdf
Western Michigan University
E-228 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011