Manufacturing Systems Analysis

Workers dressed in white stand at various stations along a  winding conveyor belt carrying bricks of yellow cheese to be sliced, inspected, and packaged.

An assembly line moves product through the Tillamook Cheese Factory. (Photo by James Yu on Flickr.)


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Spring 2010



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This course covers the following topics: models of manufacturing systems, including transfer lines and flexible manufacturing systems; calculation of performance measures, including throughput, in-process inventory, and meeting production commitments; real-time control of scheduling; effects of machine failure, set-ups, and other disruptions on system performance.

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Stanley Gershwin. 2.852 Manufacturing Systems Analysis, Spring 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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