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

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IME 4880 - Applied Process Reengineering

Catalog Description:

Application of analytical and process measurement techniques to process design decisions. Benefits of process standardization and improvement. This course is cross-listed with MKTG 4850.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Senior standing; ISMJ or ISMN or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 to 0)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  • Senior standing and Integrated Supply Management major or minor.
  • Basic electronic communication skills; word processing, electronic spreadsheet, internet access, email, database searches
  • Working knowledge of descriptive statistics, mean, variance, graphical display methods, probability (MTH 2160, 2600, or 3660)
  • Working knowledge of inferential statistics; estimation, hypothesis testing, regression (MTH 2160, 2600, or 3660)
  • Be able to apply the fundamentals of purchasing and supply base management to support the production process (MKTG 3720).
  • Be able to understand and make decisions associated with production/operations management (IME 3260 or MGMT 4640)
  • Analyze the movement, handling, and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods. Include customer satisfaction, total quality management, and total cost in decision-making (MKTG 4840).


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Course Coordinator:

David Lyth
Western Michigan University
E-222 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3368

Revision Date: Fall 2010


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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