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MEM-801 Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies
Campus PNEC
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies
Course Code MEM-801
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives This module provides an in depth understanding of the latest advancementsin manufacturing strategies and technologies. The student will acquire skills to designandimplement the lean manufacturing processes, facilities, control, and maintenancesystems necessary for a successful manufacturing enterprise.
Detail Content
  • Strategy Definitions & Types
  • Strategy Vs. Tactics
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Rules
  • Strategic Management & Planning
  • The Changing Organizational Environment
  • Competitive Challenge for Manufacturing
  • -Manufacturing Strategy Concept
  • Company Philosophy & Manufacturing Strategy
  • Characteristics of a Strategy
  • Manufacturing Strategy Decision Categories
  • Corporate Manufacturing Strategy
  • Manufacturing Policy Determination Process
  • The Manufacturing Task
  • -Production System Design
  • Just-in-time (JIT) System (Push Vs Pull)
  • -Lean & Flexible Manufacturing Operations
  • Tools & Techniques
  • Process Waste, Kaizen, 5S
  • Line balancing, SMED
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Definition, need, theory, human factors
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Definition & Benefits
  • Current &FutureState Maps
  • Visual Management System
  • Mapping Process
  • Data Required
  • Process Overview & Role
  • Standardized Layout
  • Standardized Processes
  • Standardized Equipment, Facilities & Infrastructure
  • Standardized Control
  • Standardized Manufacturing System
  • Standardized Maintenance System (Introduction, Benefits, World Class Maintenance Systems)
  • Preventive, Predictive, Total Productive Maintenance
  • Materials Management
  • Training programs
  • Internet Based Maintenance Support
  • Standardized Factory Information, Control Logic & CIM System. (Need for Information System, Manufacturing Execution System Model, Factory Information System)
  • -Capacity Strategies
  • Facility Strategy & its Relationship with Industry Life Cycle
  • Facility Strategy – Implementation & Financial Analysis
  • -Facility Strategy – Techniques for Financial
  • -Evaluation of Proposed Manufacturing Investments.
  • Manufacturing Process Technology Strategy
  • Process Technology – Product / Market
  • -Requirement Match
  • -Process Technology Capability Integration
  • Management Implications of Different Production Processes
  • Positioning Strategies
  • Learning/ Experience Curve as a Tool for
  • -Performance Improvement
  • Cost Improvement
  • Experience Curve & Corporate Strategy
  • Vertical integration & Sourcing
  • Formulating a Strategy for Superior Resources
  • -Evolving Operating Systems & Technologies (CADCAM, MRP, ERP, CAPP, Rapid Prototyping, Virtual Reality)
  • Nano Technology etc.)
  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Adaptive Manufacturing
  • Performance Improvement
  • Lean Advantage
  • Real Time Visibility
  • Manufacturing Competence
  • Product Quality
  • Continuous Improvement Capability
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Waste Reduction Capability
  • Inventory Reduction Capability
Text/Ref Books
  • Manufacturing Strategy: Text and Cases by Terry J. Hill, McGraw Hill/ Irwin (1999)
  • Manufacturing Strategy: How to Formulate and Implement a Winning Plan 2nd Edition by John Miltenburg, Productivity Press, (2005)
  • MANUFACTURING The Formidable Competitive Weapon, by Wickham skinner, John Wiley & Sons (1985)
  • International ManufacturingStrategies: Context, Content and Change by Christopher A. Voss, Kathryn L. Blackmon, Per Lindberg – Springer (1998)
  • Restoring our Competitive Edge, Competing through Manufacturing, by Robert H. Hayes & Steven C. Wheelwright., John Wiley & Sons. (1998)
  • Design Of Advanced Manufacturing Systems: Models for Capacity Planning in Advanced Manufacturingby Andrea Matta, QuiricoSemeraro, Springer (2005)
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Salman Nisar
PhD (University of Manchester, UK)
Discipline: Manufacturing Engineering
Specialization: Laser Technology