BMM 100 - Introduction to Manufacturing

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of manufacturing. It introduces the student to the structure and operations of the well-running manufacturing organization. The lean production process is described, as well as the controls needed to ensure that high-quality products are manufactured at a competitive cost. The importance of meeting customer requirements is stressed. Functions that support the production process such as Quality Management and Logistics and the Supply Chain are evaluated. The role and importance of the suppliers to the company is explored. The efficient use and maintenance of production equipment is explained. Problem solving techniques are defined and their usage is described. Several inventory techniques are compared. Interpersonal skills used in leadership, teaming and meetings are emphasized. Advanced manufacturing equipment, processes and techniques are introduced. (F, Sp, Su)