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4 Credits
Available Spring term
Ecampus online only
(Online course)

Recommended: IE 570 or IE 582 Introduction to Engineering Management
Javier Calvo-Amodio
410 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Critical and current issues on the implementation of operations management strategies for the engineering manager.  Includes aspects of operations in an engineering management environment such as work systems design, forecasting, strategy, facilities location and design, management of quality and resources planning and management.


  • Why does Operations Management matter for Engineering Managers?
  • Forecasting and the Importance of Prediction in Management
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Inventory Control – Known Demand
  • Inventory Control – Uncertain Demand
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Scheduling
  • Facilities Layout and Location Planning
  • Quality Management

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Explain the different aspects of operations management in engineering contexts.
  2. Apply the best strategy to anticipate operational demand.
  3. Understand how to balance expected operational performance with current operational capabilities.
  4. Design the best strategy to control and improve operations.