Course Name

System Optimization and Analysis for Manufacturing


  • General



Flow chart beginning with an industrial problem and ending with a decision.

As this diagram shows, industrial decision-making is interdisciplinary. (Diagram by Prof. Jérémie Gallien.)


Prof. Stephen Graves

Prof. Jérémie Gallien

MIT Course Number

15.066J / 2.851J / 3.83J

As Taught In

Summer 2003



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Course Features

Course Description

One objective of 15.066J is to introduce modeling, optimization and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of manufacturing systems for decision support. The introduction of optimization models and algorithms provide a framework to think about a wide range of issues that arise in manufacturing systems. The second objective is to expose students to a wide range of applications for these methods and models, and to integrate this material with their introduction to operations management.