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3 Credits
Available Winter term
Lecture only

IE 521 and ST 314 or equivalent

Hector Vergara
422 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Application of quantitative and heuristic methods to problems of production, material, and capacity planning. Mathematical models for inventory systems, sequencing and scheduling. Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing.


  • Supply Chain Inventory Management
  • Deterministic Inventory Models
  • Stochastic Inventory Models
  • Sequencing and Scheduling
  • MRP, MRP-II and CRP Systems
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe (identify/write) the various components that make up the manufacturing planning and control system and the interaction among them.
  2. Develop the models that are applicable for supply chain inventory management, including those for quantity discounts, safety stocks, and order quantity and reorder point interactions.
  3. Develop the algorithms that are appropriate for solving single-machine, two-machine, parallel-machines and flow shop scheduling problems.
  4. Show how (i) the material requirement plans, manufacturing resource plans, and capacity requirement plans can be developed, and (ii) lot sizing decisions can be made for a manufacturing system.
  5. Describe the issues concerning Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing and its benefits.
  6. Identify, discuss, and implement important research topics within production planning and control.