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This course is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the issues involved in the design of an industrial production system. It will cover the problems in plant location, product analysis, process design, equipment selection, materials handling, and plant layout. NOT FOR ENGINEERING CREDIT.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 3050, IME 3260, and Senior standing.
Credits: 4 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Conduct a financial analysis to justify a newly designed/modified facility||a*||
A2: Demonstrates the use of one or more tools (CAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAE) in presentation, analysis, research of a design
|Work with a team to design a new facility||e*||
E5: Through group projects, learn valuable skills beyond learning course content
|Be able to communicate information through a variety of techniques||g*||
G2: Conveys technical information effectively in graphical form (posters, PPT, histograms, FEA outputs)
|Plan, analyze, and design to improve manufacturing and service facilities||f|
|Learn and apply techniques to evaluate and design material handling and storage systems||c|
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Stephens, Matthew P. and Meyers, Fred E., Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling, (Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc., 2010, Fourth Edition).
Bafna, K.M., IME 4040 Lab Manual, Spring 2010.
Western Michigan University
E-212 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011