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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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CMAE 1518 - Manufacturing Processes and Production

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course covers Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing principles, basic supply chain management, communication skills, and customer service. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. It is designed to align with the National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Manufacturing Processes.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Customer needs: internal customers; product aspects and printed specifications; review of customer needs; communication of needs to others including shift-to-shift, co-workers, and managers; proactively meeting customer needs.
  2. Resources: checking raw materials and tools and equipment against work orders; communication of production discrepancies; placement of resources at the workstation; scheduling workers.
  3. Set-up of equipment: adjustment to equipment prior to service; set-up meeting process requirements; production specifications; documentation of set-up procedures; ergonomic, health, safety, and environmental standards
  4. Production goals: specific, measurable and achievable goals; alignment with customer and business needs; relationship between goals and team objectives; communication of team goals
  5. Job assignments: matching skills to assignments; maximization of available skills; relationship between job assignments and customer needs; effective notification of workers regarding job assignments
  6. Work flow: meeting production schedules; notification regarding schedule requirements; efficient production work flow; minimizing downtime; active participation in problem-solving groups
  7. Communication: reflects knowledge of production requirements, levels, and product specification, delivery issues, schedules; demonstration knowledge of customer needs; initiation of communication that is cross-functional, timely, accurate; relevance to production and products; tracking communications
  8. Processes: process control data needed; manufacturing process cycle time; ensure product meets specifications; labeling of products; compliance with health, safety, environmental policies and practices
  9. Documentation and compliance process: compliance documentation; obtaining ‘sign off’; process for labeling products for compliance and non-compliance
  10. Shipping product: procedure to ensure packaging materials meet shipping specification, labeling, safety requirements; documentation for packaging and shipping; communication of product availability; checking of packaging instructions against work order; storage and staging procedure for shipping; laws and regulations regarding labeling, packaging, transporting product; material handling procedures to prevent product damage

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain aspects of identifying customer needs.
  2. discuss how to determine resources available for the production process.
  3. identify set-up and verification of equipment for the production process.
  4. describe the process of setting team production goals.
  5. explain job assignments.
  6. identify work flow with team members and other work groups.
  7. discuss communication of production, material requirements, and product specifications.
  8. explain how to perform, monitor, and document the process to make the product.
  9. identify documentation and compliance process in regards to customer requirements.
  10. explain the process of preparing the final product for shipping or distribution.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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