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Industrial Engineering (I E)

I E 533 Workforce Engineering (3) Methods and applications for selecting, assigning, scheduling, and planning for workforce operations in the manufacturing and service industries.

I E 533 Workforce Engineering (3)

This course studies the field of workforce engineering, and bridges the areas of human factors engineering, production planning, and optimization. The objective of the course is to examine state-of-the-art practices, models, solution techniques, and opportunities for graduate research. The course studies quantitative applications related to determining workforce size, skill sets, and multifunctionality in service and manufacturing systems based on measurable quality and productivity performance. Students will develop the skills necessary to model and solve problems considering the tradeoffs between speed and accuracy.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: I E 405 andI E 425

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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