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Introduction: Production Systems Engineering and Course Overview

Part I: Mathematical Modeling of Production Systems (Chapters 2 and 3)

Overview of relevant topics of Probability Theory

Serial lines, assembly systems, lines with carriers, lines with re-work, re-entrant lines

Mathematical models of machines

Mathematical models of material handling devices

Performance metrics: throughput, work-in-process and finished goods inventory, blockages, starvations, product quality, customer demand satisfaction, transient characteristics

PSE Toolbox and case studies of modeling

Part II: Serial Production Lines with Bernoulli Model of Machine Reliability (Chapters 4-9)

Performance analysis

Continuous improvement

Design of lean buffering

Closed lines

Product quality, rework, and quality inspection

Customer demand satisfaction

Transient behavior

System-theoretic properties

PSE Toolbox and case studies for Bernoulli lines

Part III: Serial Production Lines with Continuous Time Models of Machine Reliability (Chapters 10-15)

Performance analysis

Continuous improvement

Design of lean buffering

Customer demand satisfaction

PSE Toolbox and case studies for continuous lines

Part IV: Assembly Systems (Chapters 16-18)

Performance analysis

Continuous improvement

Design of lean buffering

Customer demand satisfaction

PSE Toolbox and case studies for assembly systems

Part V: Summary and Proofs (Chapters 19 and 20)

Summary of PSE Main Facts

Proofs of main PSE theorems and numerical facts