engineers apply production concepts in manufacturing, retail, and
healthcare settings. In today's increasingly competitive marketplace,
companies must be efficient to remain in business. Many factors
influence a company's efficiency but one key area is operational
effectiveness. The purpose of this course is to enhance students'
knowledge of several key aspects of operational effectiveness including
just-in-time (JIT) and pull systems, fundamentals of factory dynamics,
scheduling of machines and personnel, change management, and MRP and ERP