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

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IME 4200 - Modern Industrial Systems

Catalog Description:

Students will observe and analyze actual supervisory and managerial functions in industrial and service establishments. Conference procedures will be used in exploring many facets of supervisory and managerial practices and procedures. A charge for transportation is required.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (1 to 6)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  • Understand the principles of objective information gathering techniques.
  • Knowledge of logical organization and communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of industrial processes and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of supervisory and managerial functions.
  • Personal ethical standards.

Course Objectives:

Through course activities – industry visits and tours, research, written assignments, oral presentations, team activities, discussions, etc. – students will:

  • Explore a variety of industrial and service related processes and systems (a,e)
  • Better understand industrial practices, management approaches, constraints, etc. (a,b,c.e.i,k)
  • Explore the social and ethical dimensions related to choices and practices. (f,h,j)
  • Understand professional communication, adaptation and appropriate responses. (g,h)
  • Practice collaborative learning and effective teamwork. (d)

Course Coordinator:

Tycho Fredericks
Western Michigan University
E-223 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3360

Revision Date: Spring 2009


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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