SCM 461/661 Advanced Operations Management
Instructor: Dr. Ron Lembke

Office Hours: T, Th 4:00 - 5:00, Other times by appointment

Overview

This course will build on the material of 352 or 701 Operations Management, and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. This semester, the course will have an emphasis on manufacturing-related topics.

To help motivate the material, we will also be using "The Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. The Goal is a manufacturing novel, about a plant manager who is trying to figure out ways to run his plant better so that it can stay open. As a novel, it may not win a Nobel prize for literature, but as a way of putting some manufacturing ideas into understandable terminology, it does very well.

General Reference:

  • Syllabus Spring 2011
  • Textbooks:
  • ``Manufacturing Planning & Control for Supply Chain Management," Vollmann, Berry, Whybark & Jacobs, 5th edition, 2005.
  • ``The Goal," by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox, third edition, 2004
  • Course Schedule

    Week Date Chapters What we will do in class To do before next class
    Wk 1 Jan 18
    Jan20
    Syllabus
    Introduction to Production Planning & Control ppt (1.2mb)
     
    Wk 2 Jan 25
    Jan27
    Demand management & forecasting  Ch2 PPT
    Campbell's Demand Mgt
    Forecasting PPT Forecasting Intro
    Wk 3 Feb 1
    Feb 3
    2
    Forecasting with Trend & Seasonality
    Obermeyer
    Ch1 1 HW
    Fast-food combinations 
    Wk 4 Feb 8
    Feb 10
    Confidence intervals Seasonal Spreadsheet
    Chapter 3 - Aggregate Planning Fig 3.5-xlsx

    Ch 2 HW data xls  
    Wk 5 Feb 16
    18
    Review Forecasting with Trend & Seasonality
    Agg Plan: Book example Sample problem  
     
    Wk 6 Feb 23
    25
      Review Aggregate Planning
    Test over chs 1-3
     
    Wk 7 Mar 1
    3
      Current Events / Go over Test 1
    Intro to ProSim 
    Wk 8 Mar 8
    10
      Forecasting Test
     
    Wk 9 Mar 15
    17
      SPRING BREAK - No Class   
    Wk 10 Mar 22
    24
      Prosim Introduction   
    Wk 11 Mar 29
    31
      Defects and Breakdowns  
    Wk 12 Apr 5
    7
      Finished Goods Production
    Parts Production 
     
    Wk 13 Apr 12
    14
    PS5
    6
    Parts Production and Raw Materials
    MRPppt
     
    Wk 14 Apr 19
    21
    6
     
    Advanced MRP
    Test on ProSim and MRP 
     
    Wk 15 Apr 26
    28
      Goal Presentations  
    Wk 16 May 3
    5
      Goal Wrapup
    FINAL EXAM over GOAL
     

    The Goal

  • Here are the criteria I will be using in grading the presentations.
  •  [new] Paper about the Goal for you to read by Thursday 11/13
  • Fall, 2008 Goal presentation schedule
  •  [new] View presentations Fall, 2008
  • Dice Game spreadsheet warning, large - 700kb.
  • Textbook Materials

  • Chapter 6 v3 (0.2mb)
  • Chapter 7  [new] MRP (0.3kb)
  • Chapter 9 Just-in-time / Lean
  • Chapter 14 Advanced MRP (310kb)
  • Chapter 16 - Scheduling (0.7mb)
  • October 10/14/2008 Materials

  • ScreenCam video (12mb) for using the spreadsheet below
  • Weekly finished goods production cost spreadsheet Oct. 14
  • Online audio lecture for chapter 5 - part 1 wma (10.5 min.) -- no PPT, just follow along in the Manual
  • Spreadsheet for Figure 5.8 (and any of the previous Figures) in Chapter 5
  • Online audio lecture for rest of Ch5 is to come later
  • Online audio lecture for chapter 6 wma (23 min.)
  • Handouts

  • Readings and Assignments (updated 8/26/06)
  • ProSim Ch1 PPT Lecture
  • Available in two delicious flavors:
  • as a PPT file (78mb!)
  • as a PPT show (78mb!)
  • I would have made it available as a streaming show, but PPT 2007 and I had an argument about whether that was doable, and for now, PPT won.
  • Aggregate Spreadsheet planning from class Sept. 14, 2006
  • Chapter 3 - hw solutions
  • Forecasting HWSolution
  • What is a widget?
  • Logistics equipment
  • ProSim Essentials

  • Manual (complete) (Word)
  •  [new] ProSim Online Decision Form
  • Instructions for using reptmaker.xls spreadsheet for viewing reports.
  • Download reptmaker06.xls spreadsheet for looking at your results
  • Sample report for team 4 to practice using reptmaker06.xls spreadsheet for viewing reports. Click on the link and do Save As "REPT4.DAT" and open with reptmaker06.xls
  • ProSim Spreadsheets

  •  [new] Figure 5-8 with formulas.
  •  [new] 2008 Worker Productivity spreadsheet.
  • First Spreadsheet with quality from Oct. 2
  • Quality Cost spreasheet from Oct. 7
  • Spreadsheet Oct. 10-Quality spending planning, forecast, production planning
  • Spreadsheet from Oct. 5 for planning production
  • Forecasting

  • Sept. 2 Spreadsheet Double exponential smoothing
  • Sept. 7 Spreadsheet Double exponential smoothing
  • Sept. 14 Spreadsheet of ProSim daily usage - what % of planned output will we do?
  • Sept. 14 Spreadsheet ProSim - will we have enough parts?
  • Sept. 16 Spreadsheet looking at Forecasting HW