M&IS 34064 Spring 2009 Guiffrida
Manufacturing Resource Planning – M&IS 34064 001
Department of Management and Information Systems
Kent State University
Dr. Al Guiffrida
Office: A-411 Business Administration Building
Office Hours: Tues 2:00 – 6:30; Wed 1:30 – 3:00 and by appointment
Telephone: (330) 672-1158
Note: The best way to contact the instructor is to use email. Send email using the University email system (not the Vista email system).
This course is an introduction to concepts of materials and resource management as they apply to the field of operations and supply chain management. This course will examine both the theoretical and practical sides of material and resource management as they apply to problems areas in operations and supply chain management. The goal of the course is for students to understand fundamental concepts of material and resources management in solving real-world problems in the operations and supply chain environments.
Course Notes and Textbook
Textbook: there is no required textbook for the course. All materials needed to complete the course (lecture notes, course readings) will be provided by the instructor. On some occasions the instructor will direct the student to download materials from Vista.
Course Prerequisites and Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: i) an introductory course in Operations Management; ii) an introductory course in Statistics; iii) ability to use an Excel Spreadsheet. Any student lacking these prerequisites should contact the instructor immediately.
Enrollment/Withdrawal: Students have responsibility to ensure they are properly enrolled in classes. You are advised to review your official class schedule (using Student Tools/Flashfast) during the first two weeks of the semester to ensure you are properly enrolled in this class and section. Should you find an error in your class schedule, you have until Friday January 30, 2009 to correct the error in your class schedule. If registration errors are not corrected by this date and you continue to attend and participate in classes for which you are not officially enrolled, you are advised now that you will not receive a grade at the conclusion of the semester for any class in which you are not properly registered.
For the Spring 2009 semester, the course withdrawal deadline is Sunday, April 5, 2009. Withdrawal before the deadline results in a “W” on the official transcript; after the deadline a grade must be calculated and reported.
Your grade in the course will be determined by homework assignments (six) and three examinations. The weights assigned to these evaluations are listed below. All exams are take-home and require computer support in the form of Excel. Students have the choice of replacing the final examination with a research project. If you elect to do a research project as your course final examination you must obtain the permission of the instructor before starting the project.
Evaluation Weight Due Date of Homework/Exam Date
Homework 30% 1/30; 2/5; 2/12; 3/12; 3/19; 4/9
Exam I 25% February 26, 2009
Exam II 25% April 16, 2009
Final Exam 20% Per University Final Exam Schedule
Your overall score (OS) for the course is determined by the following equation:
OS = 0.30(Average Homework Score) + 0.25(Exam I score) + 0.25(Exam II score) + 0.20(Exam III score)
Your letter grade for the course will be assigned based on the following scale
OS Letter Grade OS Letter Grade
94-100 A 75-79 C+
90-93 A- 65-74 C
87-89 B+ 60-64 C-
83-86 B 50-59 D
80-82 B- 0-49 F
Sample problem sets (exercises with solutions) will be available through Vista. Students are encouraged to work on these exercises at their own pace. Sample problems are not homework assignments and are for your self-review. If after you have attempted to solve a sample problem and are experiencing difficulty, see the instructor during office hours for help. The sample problems have no weight in the course grading and are not to be handed in.
We will follow the University Policy on Academic Integrity. Academic honesty: Cheating means to misrepresent the source, nature, or other conditions of your academic work (e.g., tests, quizzes, papers, projects, homework assignments) so as to get undeserved credit. The use of intellectual property of others without giving them appropriate credit is a serious academic offence. It is the University’s policy that cheating or plagiarism result in receiving a failing grade (0 points) for the work or course. Repeat offences may result in dismissal from the University.
Students with disabilities
University policy 3342-3-18 requires that students with disabilities be provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course content. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom adjustments. Please note, you must first verify your eligibility for these through the Student Accessibility Services (contact 330-672-3391 or visit www.kent.edu/sas for more information on registration procedures).
2. Capacity and Yield Management
3. Sales and Operations Planning (Aggregate Planning)
4. Master Scheduling
5. Inventory Management
6. MRP – Materials Requirements Planning
7. Production Activity Control
8. Operations Scheduling
9. Supply Chain Management