PIM104 - Principles of Manufacturing Management

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Subject Title
Principles of Manufacturing Management

Subject Description
This course provides an introduction to the concepts and practices of modern manufacturing management. Topics include managing the manufacturing environment, process layout, bills of material (BOMs) and routings, executing manufacturing planning and control activities and working with material requirements planning (MRP).

Credit Status
One credit toward the Principles of Operations Management (POM) Diploma provided by the Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Production Activity Control (PAC).
  • Describe the purpose of bills of material, their structure and use in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments.
  • Discuss how MRP can be used to manage material flow.
  • Determine available and required capacity based on principles of capacity management.
  • Analyze the basic concepts of lean production management and their impact on manufacturing planning and control.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

No formal prerequisites required.

Subject does involve some quantitative content, so knowledge of basic formulae and their manipulation is an asset.

Topic Outline

  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Basics of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Capacity Planning and Management
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Management
  • Lean Production Management
  • Managing with MRP
  • Manufacturing Product Structures
  • Operations Management Foundations
  • Production Activity Control

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, exercises, reading assignments and group work.

Prescribed Texts

  • Introduction to Materials Management, 7th Edition; J.R. Tony Arnold, Stephen N. Chapman, Lloyd M. Clive; Publisher:  Prentice Hall ISBN 9780131376700

Reference Material

  • Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, 6th Edition Robert F. Jacobs, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and Thomas E. Vollmann; Publisher:  McGraw-Hill 2011
  • Capacity Management, John H. Blackstone; Publisher Cengate Learning, 2008
  • Lean Production Simplified, 2nd Edition; Pascal Denis; New York: Productivity Press, 2007  ISBN 1-56327-262-8
  • APICS Dictionary, 13th Edition ISBN – 1-55822-123-9

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must complete and obtain a passing grade on all the combined assignments and tests (term work) and also a passing grade on the final exam. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy. They are available at Seneca Registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

The passing grade for APICS is 60% overall. The final mark will be based on:

Weekly performance checks, written assignments and participation 40%
Mid-term test (1 hour)  20%
Final exam (2 hours) 40%

The performance checks each consist of ten multiple- choice questions. The mid-term test consists of forty multiple-choice questions and the final examination of sixty multiple-choice questions.

Student evaluation includes weekly performance checks of class work, readings, homework, midterm test, final examination and case studies. Students should be prepared to perform at least three hours per week of homework to review session material, prepare for weekly performance checks, complete assignments and review assigned readings.

Exams are marked by APICS and the grades are submitted to Seneca as a SAT or UNSAT recorded on student’s transcript. Allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your grade.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle, Sharon Estok