1. Design and Operation of Flexible Manufaturing System
A flexible manufacturing system (FMS), which pursues both the productivity and flexibility at the same time, is an automated manufacturing system consisting of a set of identical and/or complementary numerically controlled machines which are connected through an automated material handling and storage system, and all controlled by an integrated computer system. In this course, you will study various design and operation problems occurred in flexible manufacturing systems.
The topics to be dealt with in this course are
  • Overview of FMS
  • Flexibility Issues
  • Economic Justification
  • The method Study
  • System Design
2. Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing
Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing (ECD&M) is an environmental view of manufacturing that includes social and technological aspects of design, manufacturing, use and end-of-life of products.
Included in this course are:
  • Environmental Issues: Global View
    • Sustainability
    • Sustainable development
  • Environmental Issues: Industrial View
  • Frameworks
  • Environmentally Conscious Design
    • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Design for Environment (DFE)
    • Facility Location (single and multiple)?
    • Reverse Logistics
      • Collection systems: network design and operation
      • Disassembly systems
      • Remanufacturing systems, etc.
3. Production Planning and Control
Among various decision problems in production systems, this course considers mainly the inventory and production planning issues in the mathematical aspects
Included in this course are:
  • Stochastic models with static demand
  • Deterministic models with Static demand
    • Deterministic single-item with static demand
    • Multi-items and constraints
    • Quantity discounts
  • Periodic review and continuous review models
  • Lot sizing problems with dynamic demands
  • Static models basic models and extensions
  • Dynamic models ? basic models and extensions
4. Scheduling Theory
Scheduling is the allocation of resources over time to perform a collection of tasks, and scheduling theory is concerned with the development and analysis of mathematical models that generate the best schedule(s) among all others with respect to certain criteria. This course considers the basic scheduling theory, and Included in this course are:
  • Introduction
  • Single machine scheduling - Basic results - General and Special methods - Extensions
  • Parallel machine scheduling - Basic models - Extensions
  • Flow shop scheduling - Basics and Algorithms
  • Job shop scheduling - Basics and Algorithms