MGT 446


Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Spring 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: 2-29-2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Department of Management Chair: John Pappalardo Phone: 358-2662 Email: jpappala@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: John Pappalardo Phone: 358-2662 Email: jpappala@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: MGT 446 COMPETITIVE MANUFACTURING MGT PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: MGT 446 COMPETITIVE MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT Abbreviated: COMPETITIVE MANUFACTURING MGT PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE: Course Description: Processes utilized in today’s agile and lean manufacturing organizations that create tangible products optimizing value to the end consumer. Emphasis is focused in design, implementation, and control of manufacturing processes that are efficient, safe, and environmentally sustainable in the new era of fierce global competition and increasingly scarce natural resources. Spring Prerequisites: MGT 101, MGT 202 COURSE OBJECTIVES: Course Objectives: -To acquaint students with different manufacturing process design options; including process layout alternatives, direct product material considerations, tooling and work transfer design, quality assurance tools, process engineering sheets, and appropriate production equipment design specifications. -To introduce students to the commonly practiced principles of “lean manufacturing”, “Just-In-Time” inventory principles, Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and Total Quality Management. - To familiarize students with the principles of “flexible” (agile) manufacturing processes that allow rapid re-deployment of process resources in response to frequent changes in consumer preferences. To provide students ‘hands-on” experience with technologies such as Rapid Prototyping, flexible automation design, set-up (sample part) verification. - To acquaint students with cross-functional team planning considerations, including financial objectives (ROA, ROI, unit cost variance management), concurrent engineering activities, supply chain management, production scheduling/ capacity planning requirements, set-up time reduction , cost of quality considerations , and “pull production “ systems. LEARNING OUTCOMES: . Learning Outcomes: -Students will comprehend and demonstrate the skills required to translate strategic corporate production capability objectives to highly productive and profitable manufacturing process designs. - Students will learn the direct impact “Lean”, “Just-In –Time”, and Total Quality Management principles may have on process design, implementation, and control. - Students will be prepared to readily integrate their manufacturing process design priorities with higher corporate strategic capability objectives and peer functional goals such as financial planning, cost accounting, product design, safety, EPA compliance and inventory/logistics planning. - Students will comprehend the major impact manufacturing processes have on targeted operations planning outcomes. They will be able to define their critical contributions to achievement of long term corporate profitability objectives. RATIONALE: This new course reflects the need for more substantial course content in flexible (lean) manufacturing processes and operations management for the product design and development arena. The changes reflect areas of integration between management and product design in support of the new Sustainable Product Design and Innovation program. RESOURCES: No additional resources are necessary to teach this course. SIGNATURE PAGE 1. Sponsoring Department: _Management_ Chair: John Pappalardo___ For _9__ Against _0__ Abstain___ Absent ___ Date 3/5/08________ 2. Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs: Review and Comment: Signature: Date: ________ 3. Editor of the Catalog: Review and Comment: Signature: __________________________ Date: ________ 4. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. 5. Division Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: ____________________ Date ________ 6. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: Date ________ 7. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: _____________________ Date _________ 8. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _________________________ Date ________ Other action:


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

MGT 446