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Building the Design Competence in Industrial Engineering Junior Students Through Realistic Constraints of the Operations and Logistics Laboratory

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Industrial Engineering Division Technical Session 2

Tagged Division

Industrial Engineering

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

26.310.1 - 26.310.15

DOI

10.18260/p.23649

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/23649

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75

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Lina Margarita Prada-Angarita Fundación Universidad del Norte

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Education: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, August 2014 - Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, September 2006 -Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Research Areas: Theory of Constraints, Education in Engineering, Concurrent Engineering, Service Quality.
Work Experience: Full time faculty member, Universidad del Norte, Colombia, 2013 – Current. Assistant Dean's Office, College of Engineering, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla Colombia. 2006-2013.

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Katherine Sofía Palacio Fundación Universidad del Norte

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Education:
PhD in Engineering Management, May 2014 - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, September 2006 - Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, February 2002 -Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Research Areas:
Knowledge Management, Health Care Management, Education in Engineering.
Work Experience: Chair Department, Universidad del Norte, Colombia, 2012 – Current. Co-op Program Coordinator, College of Engineering, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla Colombia. 2003-2006

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Carmen Regina Berdugo Correa Fundación Universidad del Norte

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Education: PhD(c) in Industrial Engineering - Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 2003 - Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, 1991 -Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Research Areas: Quality Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operation Management.
Work Experience: Assistant professor, Universidad del Norte, Colombia, 1997 – Current.

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Abstract

Building the Design Competence in Industrial Engineering Junior Students through realistic constraints of the Operations and Logistics LaboratoryAbstractThis paper provides a laboratory development experience through a product design projectwith junior students of the Industrial Engineering program at Universidad del Norte inBarranquilla, Colombia. In the course “Productive Systems Design” the students had theopportunity to develop their final project according to the needs of the Operations andLogistics lab, which serves around 6 courses of the IE department. Students wereintroduced to a challenge: to design a product with its manufacturing process that will beused in the assembly line provided by the lab, and to evaluate its potential impact into theupcoming lab experiences across the curriculum. The experience allowed the students todesign a product that could be assembled in a lab which emulates a real environment. Theprojects complied with realistic constraints of capacity, time, inventory, cost, dimensions,number of work stations, line balance, and environmental, social, and safety constraints.The experience also involved the faculty members that teach different IE labs courses whoplayed the role as clients and evaluators of the projects.The initial results from the experience with the students are promising. Despite the fact thatthe students faced a big challenge to accomplish the requirements, the results showed thatthe students performed better in providing a design solution by using the engineeringdesign method. It was possible to satisfy the needs of the potential clients and to validatethe requirements. In addition, involving junior students in the development of their ownfuture lab experiences, improved their engagement with the program, motivation to theirfuture professional development, and enabled the development of ABET professional skillssuch as “ability to design a system, component, or process…” and “ability to function onmultidisciplinary teams”.

Prada-Angarita, L. M., & Palacio, K. S., & Berdugo Correa, C. R. (2015, June), Building the Design Competence in Industrial Engineering Junior Students Through Realistic Constraints of the Operations and Logistics Laboratory Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23649

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