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I E 503: Introduction to Sustainable Production Systems

(Dual-listed with I E 403). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Credit or enrollment I E 341
Quantitative introduction of sustainability concepts in production planning and inventory control. Review of material recovery (recycling) and product/component recovery (remanufacturing) from productivity perspectives. Sustainability rubrics ranging from design and process to systems. Application to multi-echelon networks subject to forward/backward flow of material and information. Closed-loop supply chains. Comparative study of sustainable vs. traditional models for local and global production systems.