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Manufacturing Operations Management Minor

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
The manufacturing operations management minor explores systems, processes, and tools integral to global enterprise. Study of the emerging manufacturing environment and quality engineering combines with technical elective options to enhance effectiveness in diverse research/production oriented industries (biomedical, chemical, construction, electronic, environmental, food, textiles, and transportation).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Minor Coursework
MM 3001W is a prereq for 4011, 4012, 4045, 4102, and 4311.
MM 3001W - Manufacturing in the Global Economy [WI] (3.0 cr)
MM 4102 - Manufacturing Operations (3.0 cr)
Technical Electives
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MM 3205 - Engineering for Manufacturing Operations (3.0 cr)
· MM 4011 - Design of Manufacturing Systems and Simulations (3.0 cr)
· MM 4012 - Manufacturing Processes and Technology (3.0 cr)
· MM 4035 - Global Supply Chain Management (3.0 cr)
· MM 4039 - Manufacturing Outsourcing Decisions (2.0 cr)
· MM 4045 - Regulated Industry Compliance (3.0 cr)
· MM 4201 - Quality Engineering and Process Improvement (3.0 cr)
· MM 4311 - Sustainable Lean Manufacturing (2.0 cr)
· MM 4596 - Internship (1.0-4.0 cr)
 
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MM 3001W - Manufacturing in the Global Economy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Manufacturing operations in today's rapidly changing global economy should function at the intersection of three important dimensions to achieve sustainable profitability: leadership, product quality, and innovation. Additional topics include systems, process improvement, supply chain management, regulatory affairs, and technology to manage change. Because clear, professional communication is essential to operate in the “high-performance zone,” the course also focuses on the role of writing and the writing process.
MM 4102 - Manufacturing Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/principles related to management of operations functions. Operations strategy, process, design, just-in-time inventory management, forecasting, scheduling, quality improvement. Relationships between operations and environment. prereq: 3001, 45 cr
MM 3205 - Engineering for Manufacturing Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Foundational mechanical, electrical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering concepts/techniques essential to manufacturing operations management. Collaborating with other functional departments in enterprise to develop and maintain effective/efficient manufacturing operations. Production strategies for quality, safety, and time/cost efficiency. Allocation of resources, productivity, cost analysis. prereq: 30 cr
MM 4011 - Design of Manufacturing Systems and Simulations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Flow lines, assembly systems, cellular manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, automated systems. Facility layout, scheduling, batch sizing, group technology, bottleneck management. Modeling/analysis tools, including computer simulation/operations. prereq: 3001 or manufacturing experience
MM 4012 - Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview and modeling of commonly used core manufacturing processes. Process descriptions, process capabilities and performance, process models relating process parameters to part/process characteristics, process and quality control methods consistent with ISO9001 requirements. prereq: 3001 or manufacturing experience
MM 4035 - Global Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technology/processes to manage operations/quality accurately and real-time in global business environment. Supplier selection, costs of procurement, risk, time management, outsourcing. Current issues/trends. prereq: 4102 or ABUS 4102 or professional experience
MM 4039 - Manufacturing Outsourcing Decisions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategies to evaluate/make business decisions related to outsourcing product or manufacturing process. How to assess risks associated with outsourcing. How to maintain control of key supply chain factors for delivery of quality/value.
MM 4045 - Regulated Industry Compliance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
High tech industry compliance with government regulations, using the medical tech sector: agencies; regulations and standards; compliance strategy; challenges, processes, and controls; costs/risk/ethics; and tracking, analysis, and reporting. Product development and compliance systems for design, regulatory, quality, facilities and equipment, materials, packaging and labeling. Focuses on FDA and International Medical Device regulations as they relate to developing and commercializing a product, providing a framework to apply the core concepts to all other regulated industries. prereq: 3001 or manufacturing experience
MM 4201 - Quality Engineering and Process Improvement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and historical foundations of total quality. Best practices of high-performing quality organizations. Role of leadership and strategic planning. How to implement continuous improvement in manufacturing processes. Baldrige criteria, ISO 9000 standards, Lean Six Sigma. prereq: Statistics, 45 cr
MM 4311 - Sustainable Lean Manufacturing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sustainability and lean practices in manufacturing operations. Topics include concepts. History; metrics for auditing/improving processes. Product, operations, and supply chain planning. Communicating value/results. Impact on business, environmental, and social value. prereq: 3001, 45 cr
MM 4596 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Internship project in consultation with faculty adviser. Internship is hands-on learning experience in professional manufacturing setting. prereq: [MM major or minor or certificate or instr consent], dept consent