Production System Design and Development

Provided by: ToolingU

This class introduces important factors involved in setting up a production system, such as location analysis, process and equipment selection, testing, and safety and quality standards. Careful planning and design leads to the production of reliable quality goods at a competitive price.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe production systems
  • Describe the factors that influence plant location
  • Identify an optimum layout plan
  • Differentiate between types of facility layouts
  • Describe basic production environments
  • Describe levels of planning
  • Describe the systems used for scheduling production
  • Explain the types of material planning
  • Describe various priority schemes
  • Describe various assembly systems
  • Describe process documentation
  • Describe the basic types of machines
  • Describe tools for testing and evaluating systems
  • Describe the role of standards organizations
  • Describe ergonomics
  • Explain the rules governing workplace safety
  • Describe common safety standards
  • Describe approaches to maintenance
  • Describe environmental protection regulations
  • Explain the importance of waste management.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for engineers in R&D working towards design/simulation/testing of products/processes/systems.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, 1st level supervisors

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

3 hrs



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