Identify the type of the manufacturing systems
Describe the basic principles of manufacturing
Relate the manufacturing systems with the appropriate management philosophies.
Identify the basic types of production lines
Define the basic differences between manual production lines and automated lines
Identify the supporting mechanisms like material handling devises and storage facilities
Understand the basic flexibility concepts
Define design issues of the flexible manufacturing systems
Understand the scheduling problems with tooling constraints.
Identify the components of and assumptions in automated manufacturing models
Construct mathematical models for flexible flowlines and U-shaped lines