Manufacturing systems - CIM and production management –Job shop production, batch production, mass production.

Introduction to MRP and MRP II –Evolution from MRP to MRP II –Lot sizing in MRP systems – Lot for lot method, economic quantity method, periodic order quantity method, part period balancing, Wagner – Whitin approach –How to choose lot sizing policy.

Just In Time (JIT) - KANBAN System –Types of KANBAN cards.

Introduction to optimized production technology (OPT) - OPT philosophy improvement tools –Requirement and assumptions of OPT.

Total Quality management system –Quality system Management – ISO 9000 series – Quality circles –Concepts – Formation & Implementation.


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