ITOM 3306-2016 Fall Course Web Page (2nd Half Course)

 

    Notice, Class Presence and HW grades are listed. Please send E-Mails if you notice errors

DETAILED COURSE OUTLINES are given in the following links:

First half of the course

Second half of the course

 

Attention: (This is how a past student defined my class; he received a B in the class). This section of the ITOM 3306 will probably be the most challenging course you have taken (or will ever take) in your educational careers. It is intellectually and time wise very demanding. You will learn a lot during the course, and be better prepared to deal with your competition (other MBA students from the best programs on earth). If you are not ready to fully commit and be challenged by the instructor, feel free to switch to another Professor and section of the course. Don’t complain that you were not informed in advance.

 

Warning:  Homework should be done independently and individually, any violations will be referred to the Honor Council.

Exceptions to this rule will be declared on specific assignments as part of the description of the assignment.

Emails sent to Prof. Gavish and/or the TA should have in the beginning of the subject field ITOM33062016Fall004. An exception for a special case, if you are not able to download an assignment or file from the course web site, or some urgent issue, use the following prefix in the subject line  UUUITOM33062016Fall to let us know of the problem.

 

Exams: You can bring a calculator, a ruler and a cheat sheet to the exams. The Cheat sheet for the 2nd half exam should contain only formulas and definitions. Problems and their solutions are not allowed on the cheat sheet.

Grades:  From time to time Excel grade tables will be posted.

 

              

 

Date

Grades

Grades for Homeworks (1st half)

10-24

HW graades

Grades for Homeworks (2nd half)

12-1

HW Grades

Class presence markings

 12-1

Class Presence

Midterm Grades

10-24

Midterm Exam


Please go over the tables and make sure that there are no errors in the entries.

 

The course web site is protected by a password; the following information is required to access it:

1.    userId is           hello7016

2.    password is     Ribon@2916  

            

 

1.    Instructor: Prof. Bezalel Gavish     Office: 440 Fincher

Phone: 214 750-8474 email: gavishb2000@yahoo.com

Office Hours: In Prof. Gavish office, Tuesday, 9:40 – 10:40am, or by appointment through e-mail.

 

  1. Course requirements download the pdf file
  2. Course Goals:
    1. Understanding what is operations management
    2. Knowing what is quantitative modeling and when to use modeling techniques
    3. Developing quantitative models and implementations using Excel
    4. Using operations research tools to solve quantitative models
    5. Learning how to avoid modeling mistakes and evaluating modelers and modeling results

 

Upon completion of ITOM 3306, the student shall be able to:

 

a.    Decision Analysis Strategies

a)    Select the best alternative for a decision problem, using any of several criteria 

b.    Linear Programming Applications

a)    Formulate a simple linear optimization problem

b)    Construct and solve network flow problems

c)    Read and interpret the Microsoft® Excel Solver reports

c.    Project Management

a)    Formulate a project network and find the critical path

d.    Computer Simulation

a)    Create a Monte Carlo simulation model for a simple business system

e.    Queuing Models

a)    Understand queuing concepts

b)    Control and economics of queues

f.     Microsoft® Excel Skills

a)    Demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft® Excel to model and solve the types of problems listed above.

 

     TA Information: Mr. Matthew Brown, Email: mpb.itom3306@gmail.com Tel: 847-562-6656.

                                             Office Hours:  Wednesday 5:00PM – 7:00PM, in Einstein's Bagels dining area.

 

Course hours:

           Section 004 - McGwire Building 353, Tu,Th 08:00AM-09:20AM

 

4.    Emails sent to Prof. Gavish and/or the TA should have in the beginning of the subject field ITOM33062016Fall004, they are filtered and if the subject field is incorrect they will be sent to the junk folder and be lost. An exception for a special case, if you are not able to download an assignment or file from the course web file use the following prefix in the subject line  UUUITOM33062016Fall to let us know of the problem.

5.    Homework submissions should be sent to Prof. Gavish AND the TA. Should have in the beginning of the subject field ITOM33062016Fall004 followed by blank and HW0 or 1 or 2 … (the assignment number)

 

Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS).  Students can call 214-768-1470 or visit http://www.smu.edu/Provost/ALEC/DASS to begin the process.  Once registered, students should then schedule an appointment with the professor as early in the semester as possible, present a DASS Accommodation Letter, and make appropriate arrangements.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and require advance notice to implement.

DETAILED COURSE OUTLINES are given in the following links:

First half of the course

Second half of the course

They contain the course outline, the assignments and their due dates. Please note that the Outline pages will be changed and updated during the course.