Welcome to ME101

High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing

Fall 2012
3113 Etcheverry

Professor Sara McMains
5145 Etcheverry Hall, 852-9359
Office Hours: Tu 3-4pm/Th 12:30-1:30 pm, or by appointment

Young P. Kwon
Office Hours: Mon 3-4pm, 2114 Etcheverry Hall

Course Announcements
Lecture Outlines
Homework Assignments
Discussion Sections
Sample Exams
Other Relevant Links

Course Announcements

12/7 A solution for a sample final is posted. We don't have the solution for the other one.
12/5 Review session is 12/6 Thur, 5:00-6:30pm at 1165 Etch.
12/3 Sample finals are posted.
11/29 There is no discussion section tomorrow (11/30). Instead, Young will hold an office hour 11-12noon (Etch 2114).
11/26 FINAL Exam: WED, DECEMBER 12, 2012, 8-11AM.
11/1 Midterm solution (pdf).
11/1 If you missed the movies
- Go to the Media center in Moffit Library, watch them:
- On the line, 1924 (People's century) / a co-production of WGBH Boston and the BBC. WGBH Educational Foundation, c1998. Media Resources Center DVD X5251
- Manufacturing Miracles. Media Resources Center VIDEO/C 1227
10/22 Review Session for Midterm, 6-7pm, 1165 Etch
10/2 Beer Game Links for groups. Group 1 / Group 2 / Group 3 / Group 4
9/29 If you missed the movie, Clockwork, it can be watched in Moffit in the Media Resources Library.
9/20 If you missed the video, I Love Lucy, it is on Youtube (link).
9/12 If you didn't receive the Engineering Economics handout in class, please download this handbook (It's pages from 120 to 126) Note that you first have to type in your e-mail and wait for them to send you a password before you can download.
(Or, in the discussion section, GSI will give the handout to those who don't have it.)
9/6 Discussion Section : Friday 11-12noon.
* The classroom has been assigned: VALLEY LSB Room 2066
8/30 Discussion Section : Friday 11-12noon.
* The room is not assigned yet, so we will meet on 8/31 at 3110 Etcheverry, which is not publicly listed as occupied. (In the case it is occupied by others, a note will be posted with an alternate location in Etcheverry where we will meet.)
8/23 Welcome to Fall 2012 ME101! The syllabus is uploaded.

Professor McMains' Lecture Outlines (6-up printing recommended)

08/23 Introduction to Manufacturing, Cost, and Efficiency (pdf)
08/28 WIP, Overhead, COGS, working capital, Inventory Turns, throughput, Littleā€™s Law (pdf)
08/30 Inventory tradeoffs, Mfg system types, layout (pdf)
09/04 Forecasting (pdf)
09/06 Guest lecture by Prof Dornfeld on Engineering Economics(pdf)
09/11 Cycle time, Production time, Flow line (pdf)
09/13 Assembly line balancing, Ranked Positional Weight (pdf)
09/18 EOQ Sensitivity, EMQ (pdf)
09/20 reducing setup time; fixed total setup costs case (pdf)
09/25 Variance acceleration,Safety stock (pdf)
09/27 Scrap, Transfer sizes, Learning, Scientific Management (pdf)
10/2 The Beer Game (3110 Etch. Bring a laptop, if possible.)
10/4 Beer game discussion, Cisco case study, Safety stock location (pdf)
10/9 Winter's Method (pdf)
10/11 MRP LFL (pdf)
10/16 MRP EOQ/EMQ/POQ, Capacity planning (pdf)
10/18 Capacity planning, Kanban intro (pdf)
10/22 Kanbans (pdf)
11/01 kanban wrap-up, CONWIP intro (pdf)
11/06 CONWIP production rate estimation; normal distribution (pdf)
11/08,13 SPC (pdf)
11/13 SPC, quality improvement (pdf)
11/15 FMS, cells, TPS (pdf)
11/20 scrap, pioneers, reports, writing (pdf)

Homework Assignments

For all homework, you must show your work, including any relevant formulas used, to receive full credit. See lecture slides for weekly assignments.
HW#1 Due Tue, Sept. 4 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#2 Due Tue, Sept. 11 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#3 Due Tue, Sept. 18 at 5 pm (pdf, Engineering Economics Problems)
HW#4 Due Tue, Sept. 25 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#5 Due Tue, Oct. 9 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#6 Due Tue, Oct. 16 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#7 Due Tue, Oct. 30 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#8 Due Tue, Nov. 6 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#9 Due Tue, Nov. 20 at 5 pm (pdf)
HW#10 Due Tue, Nov. 27 at 5 pm (pdf)

Discussion Sections

Exams from Previous Years
Sample final 1(pdf), solution(pdf, numbering may be different.)
Sample final 2(pdf), no solution for this sample
Midterm 2008(pdf), solution(pdf)
Midterm 2009(pdf), solution(pdf)
Midterm 2011(pdf), solution(pdf)

Final Projects
Proposed projects (pdf)
Sample Task Credit Matrix
Final Report Format

Other Relevant Links

Calculator models that are permitted in the exams.
NCEES Reference Handbook
Piecing Together a Supply Chain
Demand Based Management
The Open Secret of Success (by James Surowiecki)
Skilled Work, Without the Worker
The Revival of American Manufacturing:An Update


ME101, Fall 2012
Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley