This course focuses on the common managerial problems associated in manufacturing and service based industries management and the tools utilized to manage the processes. Students will begin initial program capstone project planning, with an emphasis on project management. Areas covered include: critical path methodology, time-cost models, quality control, capacity management, operations layout and design, planning and scheduling, supply chain management and design. Analytical tools will be used including: queuing theory, statistical quality control, linear programming, and learning curves. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to relate concepts and strategies in continuous improvement in operations and to focus on streamlining processes to build a highly efficient organization.