Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the role of production and production/operations management in organizations, the major contributors to the body of knowledge, and the productivity challenge facing U.S. businesses today.
2. Describe and demonstrate the various decision making techniques used by operations managers and solve relevant problems.
3. Appraise these factors and processes involved in production/operations system design: product strategy, process and capacity strategy, forecasting, facility location, facility layout, job design, methods analysis, work measurement, and procurement.
4. Describe the nature and techniques of aggregate planning.
5. Explain operating and controlling the production/operations system through inventory management, materials requirement planning, scheduling, and project management and apply appropriate techniques for execution.
6. Discuss the importance of quality and quality assurance to organizations, and employ the methods and techniques for controlling quality.
7. Assess the operational factors concerned with the maintenance and reliability of organizational assets.
8. Analyze a topic or issue of significance to some aspect of aviation or aerospace industrial management (Production/Operations Management). The results and conclusions of the analysis will be reported in a 10 page typed paper, and delivered in a ten minute oral briefing to the class.