Manufacturing Systems Management

IIT Madras Course , Prof. G. Srinivasan

Lecture 1: Mod-01 Lec-01 Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Management

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Manufacturing Systems Management by Prof. G. Srinivasan, Department of Management, IITmadras. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Introduction : The challenge,Requirements of Manufacturing,Various methodologies,Cellular Manufacturing - Cell Formation - Early methods : Production Flow Analysis,Rank Order Clustering,Similarity based methods - Cell formation algorithms : P median formulation,Assignment formulation,ZODIAC algorithm,Metaheuristics,Considering sequence,Considering workload - Minimizing intercell movement : Remainder cells,Machine duplication,Part subcontracting. Product based cell formation.

Operator Allocation : Rabbit chasing,Dedicating operators,Static operator allocation problems,Network Models - Cell scheduling and sequencing : Part Family sequencing,Dispatching rules. Cell layout - Just In Time Manufacturing : Concepts and definitions,Implementation issues,Kanban,CONWIP and Kanban - Synchronous Manufacturing : The Goal,Principles of SM,TOC and LP,Scheduling - Flexible Manufacturing Systems : Concepts,FMS loading problems,FMS scheduling problems.

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