Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 4160 - Operations Control in Industry

Catalog Description:

The function of production and inventory operations. Control of manufacturing production systems and modeling.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 2050, IME 2100, IME 3110, and IME 3300.

Credits: 4 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  1. Probability and statistics. IME 2610 or equivalent.
  2. Linear programming. IME 3110 or equivalent.
  3. Learning Curves, cost accounting IME 2010 or equivalent.
  4. Computer simulation. IME 3300 or equivalent.

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data. b  

B3: Forecasting lab assignment.

Apply industrial engineering tools to successfully model and solve complex problems. k  

K3: Successfully formulate and solve the linear programming portion of the aggregate planning lab assignment.

Work together in a team to model an operations control system and effectively communicate the results in a written report.      
Develop the skills necessary to be able to select and use engineering tools to solve problems.      

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Production and Operations Analysis. Steven Nahmias, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin. 2009.


Integrated Production and Inventory Control. Bedworth and Bailey.Wiley and Sons.

Course Coordinator:

Bob White
Western Michigan University
E-216 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3379

Revision Date: Summer 2011


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
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