As this diagram shows, industrial decision-making is interdisciplinary. (Diagram by Prof. Jérémie Gallien.)
give students hands-on experience at solving problems and developing models. The case studies and other readings
provide examples of how system optimization is used in business today.
One objective of 15.066J is to introduce modeling, optimization and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of manufacturing systems for decision support. The introduction of optimization models and algorithms provide a framework to think about a wide range of issues that arise in manufacturing systems. The second objective is to expose students to a wide range of applications for these methods and models, and to integrate this material with their introduction to operations management.
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Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .ppt, .xls.