General Learning Goals:
• Students will practice problem solving and decision-making skills during in-class discussion. Assessment will occur on both homework assignments and course examinations.
Course Specific Learning Goals:
Upon completion of the course students will have a basic knowledge of and understanding of the following components, concepts and applications.
• A general understanding of the basic concepts, issues and techniques of production.
• Understand the conceptual foundations of cost, volume, and profit analysis from a capacity planning and supply-chain management perspective.
• Analyze various goods and service sector issues as they relate to location analysis, facilities design, work measurement and logistics in various production environments including product, process and project layouts.
• Explore the role of various operations research tools, such as linear programming, PERT, break-even analysis, transportation and inventory control models in the decision making process.
• Analyze and compare the different prevailing operations theories, including lean manufacturing, just-in-time, total quality management and the theory of constraints.
Grades will be determined on the basis of the total points earned on three 100-point exams, and the 200 point comprehensive final and any missing or late homework assignments. A calculator may be allowed for the exams and quizzes. The calculator must be a regular hand-held calculator. No other electronic devices are allowed.
Letter grades will be given according to the following scale:
A 450 - 500 points D 300 - 349 points
B 400 - 449 points F below 300 points
C 350 - 399 points
You will assign yourself an ID number for record keeping in this class when you take the first examination. Please record your number for future reference. I do not return examinations to students. You may look at your examination in my office. Due to the number of students and examinations in my classes, I ask that if you wish to review your examination, you do so within two weeks of taking the examination.
Students are expected to attend all class meetings for this course, following the university attendance policy. (See Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVII, No. 1, p. 90). Each meeting of the class will run as scheduled. So as not to disturb the class, you are not to walk in and out of the classroom during the class hour except for an emergency. As a courtesy to all concerned, please silence all pagers and telephones when entering the classroom.
The other policies may include classroom behavior, dropping a course, instructor drop,
grade change, grade appeals, etc.
If a student misses a regularly scheduled exam, the student must immediately notify the instructor of his/her intention to schedule a make-up exam. There is no other recourse available for a missed exam in the class. The exam dates are tentative and subject to change.
Homework Problems - Each is a requirement of the class. You are required to complete 12 of the 17 assignments. Each homework assignment must be turned in on time. All homework is due in two weeks of the completion of lectures ( one week for summer semester) related to the homework topics, with the exception of homework assigned at the end of the semester. Due dates for end-of-semester homework will be announced. A one-point deduction from the semester average will be calculated at the end of the semester for each missing or late homework assignment.
The results of your exams and homework will be posted periodically on a bulletin board. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that homework is being received and proper credit is given. \
With regard to academic honesty, students are referred to the “Student Honor Creed” on p. 23 of Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVI, No. 1.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
This class follows the guidelines suggested by the Center for Counseling and Disabilities Services for those students who qualify for disability services. See Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVI, No. 1, pp. 26-27.
Syllabus Change Policy:
This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change.
Additional Information: Operations Homework Notes
Homework assignments for this class are located on the Dillard server drive Y. These files may be accessed in the computer labs in room 146 and 306.