Experiences in product, process and manufacturing systems development in industrial engineering courses: The integrated manufacturing system course as case study uri icon


  • Copyright ¬© 2018 by the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.This paper presents the methodological use of the Integrated Product, Process and Manufacturing System Development (IPPMD) as Reference Model to reinforce the learning experience in industrial engineering courses. The Reference Model allows students to design and develop a product, its manufacturing process, and its manufacturing system in an integrated manner using modern technologies and methods. The incorporation of this Reference Model on the curriculum is embraced by modern learning methods and collaborative and technological tools that allow students to improve their learning process. A case study is shown to demonstrate the way in which this reference model is used. The results presented show the usefulness of the proposed reference model in an Integrated Manufacturing System course.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2018