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Instructor:

Geza Bottlik , E-mail: bottlik@usc.edu

Office Hours:

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Room GER 202

Phone 213 740 – 5050 (Class days only) or by appointment.

TA:

TBD

TA Office Hours:

TBD

Class time/place:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 P.M. – 4:50 P.M., Room VHE210

 

Lab hours Tue/Thu 5:00 – 6:20 SAL127 Starts 08/29/17

Web Page: http:// www.gezabottlik.com - Lecture notes, assignments, solutions and grades.

https://blackboard.usc.edu - for uploading assignments

Pre-Requisites:

ISE 330, 460. You must have these pre-requisites to enroll in this class. You will be expected to apply methods from these courses in your homework and projects.

Test Schedule :

Midterm 1:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

3:30 P.M. – 4:50 P.M.

Midterm 2:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

3:30 P.M. – 4:50 P.M.

Final:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

                       

The midterms and final will be based on lectures, discussions in class, homework and quizzes. All tests and quizzes are open book and open notes and laptops. Students are expected to apply what they should have learned up to that point to analyzing situations, identifying the problems and applying the appropriate techniques to solve them or interpreting computer solutions.

 

Assignments:

Readings, problems and software exercises will be included in each week’s assignment. These are assigned on Monday and are due on the following Sunday at midnight on the assignment manager on Blackboard. We will return the assignments electronically only if there are any points taken off. Reading assignments are due when the material will be covered in class. It is imperative that you prepare for class -- you will find it extremely difficult to follow the discussion if you have not read the material.

I will not accept late homework, unless prior arrangements have been made (e.g. out of town funeral). Homework is to be a digital Word (or Excel) 97 or later file. Do not type results into spreadsheets – use formulas. If it is a team assignment, the team members’ names, assignment number, the date and any other team that you worked with must be in the header. Use a consistent template and format the output for a professional appearance. A sample will be available on the web site. File names are assigned by the assignment manager. Use the shortest possible title for your file –e.g 310_1. There can only be one file per homework. (no zip files).

The assignments should be as professional in appearance as if you were preparing reports at work or for publication. Clearly label the problem number and your conclusions for each problem, followed by the supporting calculations. The problems must be in the order assigned. Out of sequence problems will receive no credit.

Assignments will be either individual or team. If two teams discuss or collaborate on a homework, they must indicate that on their assignments. Each team must turn in a separate homework. Generated data and essay questions must be unique to each team.

It’s OK to work on individual homework together, but finish it by yourself and indicate with whom you worked. For individual homework each student must turn in a separate homework. Generated data and essay questions must be unique to each student Do not give your files to others and do not use others’ files. Do not copy problems. Homework files will be named by the assignment manager in addition to your file name, so keep it short as indicated above, otherwise I have to truncate it to be able to open it. The same rules apply among teams for team assignments . If the answer is given in a book, don’t just copy it, explain how you got it.

 

Objectives and Content

 

This course introduces students to strategic issues in the design of production and distribution systems. ISE 410, which covers tactical and operational issues in these systems, such as scheduling, inventory control and operational planning, follows this course.

 

The focus is on design issues accompanying major investment in facilities, emphasizing the layout of facilities and the location of facilities. Another emphasis is on transportation of products between and within facilities. Finally, students will be exposed to the basics of supply chain management.

 

ISE 310L includes a strong element of exposure to software in both facility layout and facility location. In both areas, students learn professional level software. AutoCAD will be used for layout design and analysis, and ArcView (a-geographic-information-system) will be used for facility location. Both packages provide spatial representation and analytic features.

 

Lastly, students will develop their technical communication abilities through a course project, for facility planning and for facility location.

It is up to you to become familiar with and learn the mechanics of the material in the texts. I am here to explain things you don’t understand, to add things that are not in the books, and to evaluate whether you can apply the material to real problems.

The lecture and class discussion is a supplement to what is contained in the books. It is NOT intended to be a duplication of what is contained in the books.

 

I am looking forward to an intellectually stimulating and rewarding semester with you.

 

Quizzes:

We will have approximately 9 quizzes during the semester. I will let you know the week before if there will be a quiz the following week. These are short, usually with one or two problems or about 10 True and False or fill in the blank. The lowest grade will be dropped. There are no makeup quizzes.

 

Required Texts:

Facilities Planning and Design . – Garcia-Diaz, A. and Smith Macgregor, Prentice Hall

Supply Chain Management , Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl, Prentice Hall


Grading
:

Team Project

~20%

20 points

 

Homework

~15%

10 points

1 pt. each (- 0.5 if not submitted)

Laboratory

~10%

10 points

(by the TA) 1 point each

(- 0.5 if not submitted or made up)

Midterm Exam 1

~9%

10 points

 

Midterm Exam 2

~12%

12 points

 

Final Exam

~21%

21 points

 

Participation (Attendance, discussion, preparedness for class, in class feedback)

~5%

4.8 points

0.2 pt. each, drop 2 lowest

Quizzes

~12%

12 points

1.5 pt. each, drop 1 lowest

The grade for the course will only be based on the required work listed above and cannot be improved with additional work. Note that the average difference between adjacent grades is less than 1%.

 

 

References: Miller & Freund’s Probability & Statistics for Engineers , Richard A. Johnson, Prentice-Hall, 1994 [A very clear and straightforward book – I used it for a two semester course in probability and statistics]

Introduction to Operations Research , Hillier, Frederick S And Lieberman,

Gerald J, Mcgraw-Hill, 1995

Contemporary Engineering Economics 3 rd Ed. - C. S. Park. Menlo Park, CA,

Addison Wesley Publishing Company (www.prenhall.com/park or

www.eng.auburn.edu/~park/cee.html

Project:

There will be one project. The project will be done by a team of students (four or five members). Team members will receive identical grades except as modified by peer evaluation of the level of contribution and the executive summary. The purpose of the projects is to familiarize students with the process of selecting a problem, defining an approach, gathering data, analyzing the data and presenting them, drawing conclusions and discussing the results, as well as evaluating performance

Much of your career will be spent generating reports by which you will be judged, so this is good practice. Consultation with the instructor and the TA is encouraged.

The report is limited to no more than 12 (double spaced font 12), single sided 8 1/2 by 11 format, submitted as a digital Word 97 or more recent files by 12/03/17 end of the day. A good minimum is 9 pages (These limits do not include title, reference and summary pages). Extensive data should be placed in an Appendix beyond the regular pages.

The report must include:

- A cover page with name, title and summary not to exceed the page

- Text containing definition, development of the topic, analysis and conclusions

- References (books and articles): title, author, publication, date, volume and pages

The project is required. If you do not turn it in by the due date, you will receive an F for the class. Details for the project are at the end of this syllabus.

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Approximate Course Outline :

Session

Date

Material

Homework No. due

01

08/22

Introduction and Organization

 

02

08/24

Supply Chain overview - Chopra Chapter. 1

 

03

08/29

Garcia Chapter 1 & 2– Facilities Planning and project

No. 1

04

08/31

Chopra Chapter 2 – Performance

 

05

09/05

Chopra Chapter 3 – Drivers

No. 2

06

09/07

Chopra Chapter 4 – Design

 

07

09/12

Chopra & Garcia Chapter 5 – Network Models

No. 3

08

09/14

Chopra & Garcia Chapter 5 – Network Models

 

09

09/19

Chopra & Garcia Chapter 5 – Network Models

No. 4

10

09/21

Chopra Chapter 6 – Uncertainty

 

11

09/26

Chopra Chapter 14 – Sourcing

No. 5

12

09/28

Chopra Chapter 14 – Sourcing

 

13

10/03

Review

No. 6

14

10/05

Midterm 1

 

15

10/10

Garcia Chapter 3 Product, Process Planning

No. 7

16

10/12

Garcia Chapter 4 – Layout Planning

 

17

10/17

Garcia Chapter 6 – Layout procedures

No. 8

18

10/19

Garcia Chapter 6

 

19

10/24

Garcia Chapter 6

No. 9

20

10/26

Garcia Chapter 7&8 – Material Handling

 

21

10/31

Garcia Chapter 7&8 – Material Handling

No. 10

22

11/02

Review

 

23

11/07

Midterm 2

No. 11

24

11/09

Garcia Chapter 7&8 – Material Handling

 

25

11/14

Garcia Chapter 9 – Storage

No. 12

26

11/16

Garcia Chapter 9 – Storage

 

27

11/21

Garcia Chapter 11 – Offices

 

28

11/28

Garcia Chapter 11 – Offices

 

29

11/30

Review

 

Final

12/12

Final 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

 

  ALWAYS BE SURE TO GIVE THE SOURCE OF ALL YOUR INFORMATION. ANYTHING TAKEN VERBATIM FROM SOMEONE ELSE MUST BE IN QUOTATION MARKS AND REFERENCED. (This includes partial sentences!)

This is intended to be an interactive class and your participation should increase as the semester progresses. Attendance at all classes for the whole class is expected of everyone. Frequent absences will result in a reduction in grade. Punctuality is expected. If you are late, be sure not to disturb the class as you enter. The use of iPhones, laptops, iPads or similar devices in class is strongly discouraged.

 

PLEASE DO NOT BRING FOOD OR DRINKS TO THE CLASS. BEVERAGES IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS ARE OK. NEATNESS, SPELLING, AND GRAMMAR COUNT. THEY ARE AN EXPRESSION OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO DO A GOOD JOB. USE THE TOOLS IN WORD AND EXCEL!


Laboratory Schedule (Attendance is Mandatory; Must Attend on Assigned Day)

 

Session

Lab Material

Date - Tues

1

Lab Introduction, ArcView Lab 1

08/29/17

2

ArcView GIS Lab 2

09/05/17

3

ArcView GIS Lab 3

09/12/17

4

ArcView GIS Lab 4: Exercise

09/19/17

5

ArcView GIS Answer and Questions

09/26/17

6

AutoCad Lab 1

10/03/17

7

AutoCAD Lab 2

10/10/17

8

Factory CAD Lab 1

10/17/17

9

Factory CAD Lab 2

10/24/17

10

Factory FLOW Lab 1

10/31/17

11

Factory FLOW Lab 2, FACTORY PLAN

11/07/17

12

Free time for your project

11/14/17

13

Free time for your project

11/21/17

 

 

Project

You can use the teams you had for the homework to date, or form new ones. Everyone must be on a team.

 

Grading

 

The project grade will be divided into five categories:

 

  • Executive Summary 15%
  • Peer evaluation 10%
  • Technical Accuracy and Completeness 30%
  • Creativity in Method and Solution 30%
  • Organization of report as a whole 15%

 

For each category, you will be graded on a 1 - 10 scale, where 10 represents exceptional work, 7.5 represents average work, 5 represents passable but below average work, and 3 represents a substantial deficiency. The project grade will be a weighted average of the grades for the separate elements.

 

A single group grade will be assigned for elements 3 - 5. The executive summary and peer evaluation grade will be assigned on an individual basis, and each person in the group should turn in his/her own executive summary and peer evaluation. Team members should not collaborate at all on their executive summaries. These will be graded on the basis of quality of writing, clarity and organization. Team members should also not collaborate on the peer evaluation. If you rate everyone the same, you will lose part of the credit for doing the peer evaluation.

 

The technical accuracy grade will depend on errors in analysis, and whether the analysis was complete. A project will be graded down if there are omissions, mistakes in the application of methods, or application of inappropriate methods.

 

The creativity grade will be based on the uniqueness of the approach and the solution, as well as the quality of the solution obtained. The projects do not have a single right answer. It is important to be innovative in your method and in the development of your solution and to use what you learned in class.

 

Project Elements

 

The project will include the following elements

 

1) Executive Summary (1 page, double-spaced, 12 point text, 1” margins)

 

The executive summary shall provide the essential results of the project. It will include:

 

a) Recommendations: recommended course of action and financials for the client

b) Overview: description of problem addressed and why

c) Methodology: description of the method used in the analysis

d) Alternatives: description of alternatives that were investigated

e) Results: summarized numerical results from the analysis of alternatives

2) Body of Paper

 

The body of the paper should elaborate on the executive summary. It should include, at a minimum:

 

  • detailed description of the methods used, with example calculations
  • detailed description of each alternative investigated (including plans), and the analysis of the alternative
  • References

 

3) Appendix

 

Lengthy numerical analyses should be placed in the appendix and appropriately labeled.

 

4) Peer Evaluation

 

The format is up to you, but you must rate all your teammates on a scale of 1 - 10. You can explain your ratings, but do not have to.

Topics

 

The project is similar to the case study at the end of chapter 5 of the Chopra book. That study gave you the demand and shipping costs and the locations of the distribution centers. It also specified the product. The differences between the project and the case study are that you have to select your own product, generate your own demand (census data, Arcview, etc.), extended for six years (from 2018 through 2023). You should also use transportation cost and distances that are based on some research on your part. The location and cost of the distribution centers (both storage and fixed costs) should be reasonable and be the result of some analysis.

Use the given numbers for demand as a starting point and adjust them according to your product, demographics that you deem important and for economic factors.

Once you have designed your supply chain, select one of your distribution centers or factories, design its interior and the lot on which it stands (parking, docks). Your final product should include drawings and descriptions of the contents of the building, how they achieve the objectives you set for it in your first project and any supporting calculations and data and sources.

 

The report should give a good indication of the finances of the company and take into account the time value of money and the effects of inflation, as well as the time required to establish distribution centers. You should include the cost of materials and the income earned from sales.

It is your project – look at it as if you were the owner or owners of the company.

Give the sources of your research.

Be careful to structure the amount of work you do for the project with the amount of time you have available.

It is also helpful to establish roles and responsibilities for each of the team members.

 

Also consider that your teammates will be rating your contribution for 5% of the project grade. Most importantly, note that:

 

The project is due on 12/03 at the end of the day (midnight). There will absolutely be no extensions – so act accordingly.

 


 

The approximate grading rubric for the project is given below.

Team No.

Grade

2. Technical Accuracy and Completeness

30%

 

3. Creativity in Method and Solution

35%

 

4. Organization of report as a whole

10%

 

Item

High Grade

Medium Grade

Low grade

Technical Accuracy and Completeness

Correct analysis

Some errors in analysis

Many errors, incomplete analysis

 

Appropriate conclusion

Conclusions consistent with calculations

Unwarranted or Vague conclusion

 

Tools appropriate to the subject

Most tools appropriate

Inappropriate use of tools

 

Few if any grammatical and spelling errors

Some grammatical and spelling errors

Many errors in grammar and spelling

 

Appropriate data sources

Few sources

No sources

Creativity in Method and Solution

Unique product

Average product

commodity

 

Several tools

Fewer tools

Little use of tools

 

Clever solutions

Common solutions

Vague solutions

 

Good sources of data

Missing sources

No back of data

Organization of report as a whole

Table of contents

none

none

 

Abstract with recommendations

Abstract

none

 

Appendix for supporting material

Too much in main body

None or little to support main body

 

Page numbers

missing

missing

 

Paragraphs and subsections

Fewer than needed

No subtitles

 

Use of tables and pictures

Fewer then natural for the topic

None or inappropriate

 

Appropriate length

Longer than needed, wordy

Either very short or very long (without substantial content)

 

Appropriate References

Some missing

none

Last, but most important:

Academic Conduct

Plagiarism – presenting someone else’s ideas as your own, either verbatim or recast in your own words – is a serious academic offense with serious consequences.  Please familiarize yourself with the discussion of plagiarism in SCampus in Section 11, Behavior Violating University Standards https://scampus.usc.edu/1100-behavior-violating-university-standards-and-appropriate-sanctions .  Other forms of academic dishonesty are equally unacceptable.  See additional information in SCampus and university policies on scientific misconduct, http://policy.usc.edu/scientific-misconduct .

 

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