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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.854 (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Stanley Gershwin 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304)

    Fall 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course includes lecture notes and assignments.

    Course Description

    As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queueing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming.

    This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models).

    Technical Requirements

    Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found in this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.


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