2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304)

Fall 2004

A hypothetical supply chain for a 'hydrogen-based economy'.
A hypothetical supply chain for a 'hydrogen-based economy'. (Image courtesy of the Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis at Argonne National Laboratory.)

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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Dr. Stanley Gershwin

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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