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.
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. Simul8 software is recommened for viewing the .S8 files found in this course.