This page was last modified on May 18, 2020 04:58:00pm EDT Syllabus

 

Instructors:

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

Office Hours:

Fridays 10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M or by appointment

TA:

Michael Hintlian hintlian@usc.edu

TA Office hours:

TBD

Class time/place:

Tue/Thu 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M by Zoom invitation

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Web Page:               http:// www.gezabottlik.com - Lecture notes, assignments, solutions and grades.
                                https://blackboard.usc.edu - for uploading assignments, email
                             
On line Sessions:
This is the first time that we are doing an undergraduate class on line right from the start. We all need to do our best to make this work as closely as possible with in person classes. I will be sending out short preparatory recordings for most of our session to help you prepare for each session. Be sure to listen to each of them. The summer semester is very short – there is no opportunity to catch up, so please do not fall behind. We have 6 hours per week of sessions (2 breaks in each session) – please be prepared to spend another 6 – 10 hours a week on studying and doing homework.

Prerequisites:
ISE 330. You must have this prerequisite to enroll in this class. You will be expected to apply methods from this course.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student is expected to have demonstrated his/her ability to know and properly use:

  1. Excel, Excel VBA, and Solver to solve problems associated with the class.
  2. Perform forecasting, inventory control, planning, scheduling and quantitative and stochastic methods in managing operations
  3. Simulate outcomes of various strategies in planning, forecasting and inventory control
  4. The main features of Enterprise Resource Planning
  5. Optimization for inventory and planning problems

Quizzes:

Quiz01

06/02/20

Last hour and a half of class

Quiz02

06/09/20

Last hour and a half of class

Quiz03

06/16/20

Last hour and a half of class

Quiz04

06/23/20

Last hour and a half of class

Quiz05

06/30/20

Last hour and a half of class

The quizzes will be based on problems similar to the ones assigned in the homework and the discussions in class. All quizzes are open notes, materials and you will need to use your laptop. 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 and Problems will be included in each week’s assignments. Problems are assigned on Tuesday and are due on the following Monday at midnight, submitted through the assignment manager on Blackboard and will be returned electronically before the next week if points are deducted. Solutions will be posted after the assignment is due. 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. Homework is to be a digital Excel 97 or later file. Do not type results into the spreadsheet – use formulas. The person’s name, assignment number, the date and any one 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 generated by blackboard, so keep them very short. There may 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. Use one sheet per problem.
Homework is to be done individually, unless it is a team assignment. It is OK to work on homework together. If you discuss or collaborate on a homework, you must indicate that on your paper. Each person must turn in a separate homework. Do not give your file to anyone, or use someone else’s file. Generated data and essay questions must be unique to each person.  If the answer is given in a book or previous homework, don’t just copy it, explain how you got it.

Objectives and Content
This course covers forecasting, planning and scheduling systems. While the emphasis is on implementing effective production planning and scheduling systems, the material is equally applicable to service systems. While a prior knowledge of operations research, probability and statistics, and engineering economy is assumed, each of these will be reviewed briefly as the need arises. The focus is on mathematical models for solving problems arising in forecasting, planning and scheduling.
I am looking forward to an intellectually stimulating and rewarding summer with you.

Grading :

Homework

~34%

34 points

5.7 pts each

Participation

~6%

6 points

0.5 pts. each

Quizzes

~60%

60 points

12 pts. each

There is no required text for the class – I will be providing material for each session.

Approximate Course Outline :

Week starting

 

 

Quizzes

Homework No. due

01-05/21

Introduction, Organization, costs

 

HW01 05/25

02-05/28

Forecasting

Quiz01 06/02

HW02 06/01

03-06/04

Inventory

Quiz02 06/09

HW03 06/08

04-06/11

Planning

Quiz03 06/16

HW04 06/15

05-06/18

MRP, Scheduling

Quiz04 06/23

HW05 06/22

06-06/25

Scheduling, Lean

Quiz05 06/30

HW06 06/29

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.

NEATNESS, SPELLING, AND GRAMMAR COUNT. THEY ARE AN EXPRESSION OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO DO A GOOD JOB.

USE THE TOOLS IN WORD AND EXCEL AND VBA!

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 Part B, Section 11, “Behavior Violating University Standards” https://policy.usc.edu/scampus-part-b/.  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.

 

Support Systems:

Student Counseling Services (SCS) - (213) 740-7711 – 24/7 on call

Free and confidential mental health treatment for students, including short-term psychotherapy, group counseling, stress fitness workshops, and crisis intervention. https://engemannshc.usc.edu/counseling/

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services (RSVP) - (213) 740-4900 - 24/7 on call

Free and confidential therapy services, workshops, and training for situations related to gender-based harm. https://engemannshc.usc.edu/rsvp/

 

Sexual Assault Resource Center

For more information about how to get help or help a survivor, rights, reporting options, and additional resources, visit the website: http://sarc.usc.edu/

 

Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)/Title IX Compliance – (213) 740-5086

Works with faculty, staff, visitors, applicants, and students around issues of protected class. https://equity.usc.edu/

 

Bias Assessment Response and Support

Incidents of bias, hate crimes and microaggressions need to be reported allowing for appropriate investigation and response. https://studentaffairs.usc.edu/bias-assessment-response-support/

 

The Office of Disability Services and Programs

Provides certification for students with disabilities and helps arrange relevant accommodations. http://dsp.usc.edu

 

Student Support and Advocacy – (213) 821-4710

Assists students and families in resolving complex issues adversely affecting their success as a student EX: personal, financial, and academic. https://studentaffairs.usc.edu/ssa/

 

Diversity at USC

Information on events, programs and training, the Diversity Task Force (including representatives for each school), chronology, participation, and various resources for students. https://diversity.usc.edu/

 

USC Emergency Information

Provides safety and other updates, including ways in which instruction will be continued if an officially declared emergency makes travel to campus infeasible, http://emergency.usc.edu

 

USC Department of Public Safety – 213-740-4321 (UPC) and 323-442-1000 (HSC) for 24-hour emergency assistance or to report a crime.

Provides overall safety to USC community. http://dps.usc.edu