This course focuses on a discipline recognized as Industrial Engineering(IE), and provides knowledge and basic skills about the followings: Work standard, standard time, work study and production systems analysis methods .
Students will gain knowledges and skills about the advanced work study/task analysis methodologies suited to modern industrial contexts.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the typical methods/thinking processes used in traditional and modern IE.
2. Apply the methods/thinking processes to solve probems in industrial contexts.
Scientific management, standard, time study, work study, PTS, learning, task analysis
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, knowledge and basic skills related to the topics are taught. Towards the end of class, students are given experimental tasks/exercise problems related to the lecture given that day. Attendance is taken in every class.This course is held over two academic quarters. The class meets once a week.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance, introduction to IE||Understand the overall image of industrial engineering.|
|Class 2||Setting standard time (Direct time study, film analysis) Direct time study experiment||Explain the definition of standard time and procedures of direct time study.|
|Class 3||Predetermined time standard (PTS) (MTM, MOST, MODAPTS) PTS experiment||Explain PTS and its procedures.|
|Class 4||Work study, motion study (Therblig, simultaneous motion study) Micro motion study experiment||Explain the procedures of work study.|
|Class 5||Improvement of work and continuous improvement (Principles of motion economy, implementation of work improvement, standard data system) Work improvement experiment||Explain the procedures of improvement of work.|
|Class 6||Learning curves Learning experiment||Explain the definition of learning and their applications to settings of standard time.|
|Class 7||Work sampling Work sampling experiment||Explain the concept of work sampling and its application procedures.|
|Class 8||Analysis of work processes (Flow process chart) Work procss analysis exercise||Explain what the flow processes chart is, and explain how they are applied to work analyses.|
|Class 9||Desing of assembly lines (Line balancing) Line balancing exercise||Explain how assembly lines are designed.|
|Class 10||Facility layout (SLP) SLP exercise||Explain the procedures of SLP.|
|Class 11||Task analysis and data collection (Work safety data, critical incident technique) Critical incident techniquie exercise||Explain the definition of task analysis and the procedure of critical incident technique.|
|Class 12||Task analysis in cognitive works (Protocol analysis) Protocol analysis experiment||Explain what the protocol analysis is.|
|Class 13||Task description techniquies and hierarchical task analysis (Chart and network diagrams, link analysis, OSD) HTA exercise||Explain how tasks can be described, roughly.|
|Class 14||Task evaluation techniques (Event tree，fault tree） Task evaluation exercise||Explain the procedures of ET and FT.|
|Class 15||Systems evaluation and simulation (Plannning and evaluation of production facilities)||Gain understandings of the simulation approach in evaluations of production facilities.|
Akiba, Masao. Industrial Engineering (Indasutoriaru enjiniaringu), Tokyo: Nikka-Giren, (Japanese)
Instruction manuals and course materials are provided during class.
Students' knowledge of topics in the lecture, and their ability to apply them to exercise/experiment will be assessed. Short quiz 40%, reports 60%.
Full attendance and completion of all experiments are compulsory.