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

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IME 5010 - Survey of Industrial Engineering Topics

Action Objective:

Course devoted to studying the basics of the industrial engineering profession. Subjects will include work analysis, engineering economy, statistical quality control, production planning and control, and material handling. Emphasis is placed on the application of these techniques to manufacturing related problems. This course cannot be applied for credit toward the Masters of Science degrees in Engineering Management or Industrial Engineering.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1220 or 1700 or 2000; recommended, STAT 2600 or 3660 or equivalent.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)


Operations Management Sixth Edition
Authors: Roberta S. Russell and Bernard W. Taylor III
Publisher: Prentice Hall (2006), ISBN: 978-0-470-09515-7


There are numerous books in the area of production planning and control. Students are encouraged to use other books to increase their awareness of industrial engineering topics. The following software is a good resource for solving production planning and control problems by computer:

WinQSB, Version 2.0 for Windows
By: Yih-Long Chang; Publisher: Wiley (2003), ISBN: 0-471-40672-4

Course Coordinator:

Azim Houshyar
Western Michigan University
E-219 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3363

Revision Date: Fall 2010


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
(269) 276-3350 | (269) 276-3353 Fax

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