Production and Service Systems Planning and Design (IE 304)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Industrial Engineering(IE)
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ahmet Barış Balcıoğlu,
IE301 IE311 MS301
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning
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Product/process modeling and analysis; facility site selection and layout; material handling and storage systems; material and information flow; shop floor control systems; manufacturing and assembly cells; flow lines and assembly lines; pull production systems; flexible manufacturing systems.


This course introduces students with the design and operation of manufacturing and service facilities. We present a conceptual description and classification of modern production environments and address major issues faced during the planning and control of their operation. We focus on the decomposition of the overall production planning and control problem to a number of subproblems, and the development of quantitative techniques and analytical tools for addressing the arising subproblems. The topics include (but are not limited to) assembly lines, sequencing and scheduling, flexible manufacturing systems, group technology and cellular manufacturing, and facilities planning and design.
Although the focus is on manufacturing systems, the application of the methodologies for service systems is covered as well. The students are expected to have a solid background in operations research.


Studying different production systems and assembly line balancing via modeling and heuristics
Designing manufacturing cells by applying group technology
Modeling and solving machine scheduling problems
Modeling and solving facility layout and location problems


  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 60



Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems. R.G. Askin and C.R. Standridge, John Wiley, 1993. [TS155.6 .A75 1993]
Facilities Design, 3rd edition. S. Heragu. CRC Press, 2008. [TS177 .H47 2008]

Optional Readings

Principles of Sequencing and Scheduling. K.R. Baker and D. Trietsch, Wiley, 2009.
Facility Layout and Location: An Analytical Approach. R.L. Francis, L.F. McGinnis, and J.A. White, Prentice Hall, 1992.
Production and Operations Analysis. S. Nahmias, Irwin/McGraw-Hill.