Introduction to Industrial Engineering
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial
Teacher in charge
Virgílio António da Cruz Machado
- To provide an overview of Industrial Engineering areas and activities
- To exemplify and study a number of quantitative methods used in Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management: definitions, distinctions and complements. Scientific and professional domains of Industrial Engineering. Productivity, competitive and optimization concepts. Industrial Engineering in industry and services. Introduction quantitative methods: linear programming model. Graphical solution. Inventory analysis: variables and costs. ABC classification of items and the Pareto principle. Periodic versus continuous review policies. The basic economic order quantity model (EOQ). Introduction quantitative forecasting methods. Components most common in time series forecasting. Simple moving average and simple exponential smoothing. Forecasting error: mean squared error and mean absolute deviation. Queueing theory: system configuration and measures of system performance. D/D/1, M/M/1 and M/G/1 models. Project planning and scheduling. Network-based project scheduling methods: PERT/CPM. Gantt charts. Computing the project completion time and critical path: the two-pass method.
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- Heizer, J.; Render, B. (2003). Operations management, 7 Ed., Prentice Hall
- Documentos disponibilizados pelos docentes.
· Discussion of case studies with students;
· Problem solving sessions;
· Team work;
· Presentation and discussion of team works;
|Continuous assessment||Attending lectures and classroom participation: 5%|
Attending study visits: 5%
Involvement in group project: 40%
Grade to be admitted to exam: 9,5
|Final exam||Duration: 2 hours|
Grade to succed: 9,5
|Final grade||(50% continuous assessment) + (50% final exam)|