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Comprehensive understanding of the issues involved in the design of an industrial production system. Problems in plant location, product analysis, process design, equipment selection, materials handling, and plant layout. Includes an intensive semester project to plan and design a manufacturing facility.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 2050, 3100, and 3160. Corequisite: IME 4160.
Credits: 4 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
Letters in parentheses at the end of each objective refer to the ABET 2000 Engineering
Know how to correctly apply the various tools and techniques used in the designing of manufacturing and service facilities [I, II, III, 1, 2, 3, 5].
Become familiar with the various types of material handling and storage equipment and be able to evaluate and design material handling systems [II, III, 3, 5].
Determine the location of single and multiple facilities using mathematical analysis techniques [III].
Be able to conduct a detailed financial justification for newly designed/modified facilities [II, 4].
Be able to prepare a detailed project report [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].
Numbers in brackets refer to the method of evaluation as listed in the previous section (Roman numerals refer to examination numbers and Arabic numerals refer to laboratory report numbers.
Meyers, Fred E., and Stephens, Matthew P., Manufacturing Facilities Design
and Material Handling, (Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2005,
Bafna, K.M., IME 4140 Lab Manual, Fall 2008 (distributed in class).
Kailash Bafna, Ph.D.
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
E-212 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3355
Revision Date: Fall 2008