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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IT 237 - 21st Century Manufacturing

Credit Hours: 3

This course traces the evolution of manufacturing to the present, reviews the current state-of-the-art and looks to the future. The product development cycle is examined from technical and business perspectives. Topics include flexible manufacturing, learning by organizations and sustainability.

Course Outcomes
Upon course completion the student should be able to:

  • express an in-depth description of the manufacturing product development cycle including computer integrated manufacturing and the manufacturing organization;
  • identify manufacturing functional areas and organization;
  • write a business plan that embodies organizational learning and sustainability;
  • relate trends in industry sectors; and
  • use management tools and techniques.
    • perform a least squares regression analysis;
    • calculate operation cycle time;
    • balance an assembly line; and
    • calculate line efficiency.

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