Engineering Professional Education

Production Management Control


Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
Be able to identify the elements of a system; Know how to use the seven common quality tools; Be able to apply and interpret statistical process control; Be able to describe the attributes of production management philosophies such as Total Quality Management, Materials Requirements Planning, Toyota Production System, Six Sigma, etc.; Describe specific procedures for establishing whether changes will be improvements; Determine the cost effectiveness of improvements; Describe the sustainability concept in the context of production management; Be able to apply production management principles to service systems; Describe a change management model appropriate for production management changes; Be able to identify appropriate goals, strategic objectives, and operational objectives for an enterprise; Describe risk and mitigation strategies in a production management context.

Course meets meets 5/30 - 6/23 and 7/10-8/4 (mid-course break)
Background and development of production management, plus current concepts and controls applicable to production management functions. Tentative Summer 2017 Syllabus

Topics Covered:
Production and Services; Systems Perspective; Strategy and Operations; Quality Systems; Production Management Systems; Change and Risk Management

Course Catalog: Graduate Standing or IE 38300. Informal: Comfort with statistics, optimization modeling, and basic concepts related to business processes.

Applied/Theory: 50/50

Web Address:

Web Content:
Syllabus, PDFs for readings, course lecture slides, announcements, grades.

Assigned weekly.


Three exams (non-cumulative).

Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member.
Tentative--Wallace, H., Spearman, M. (2011). Factory Physics, 3rd ed. Waveland Pr Inc. ISBN: 9781577667391. Brown, S., Bessant, J., and R. Lamming. (2013). Strategic Operations Management, 3rd ed. Routledge. ISBN: 9780415587365 (hardcover), 9780415587372 (softcover) 9780203079355 (e-book). In addition, there will be significant readings (primarily free through Purdue Libraries) assigned from a variety of sources to supplement the material in the textbook.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements.

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Other Requirements:
Peer-to-peer interaction is expected as part of the weekly assignments, so regular participation is required to appropriately meet the goals of the course.


Summer 2017
Summer 2019
Summer 2021


Patrick A. Brunese

765 494-9611


Purdue University
School of Industrial Engineering
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2023

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