PAC Joins Global Education in Manufacturing Project

Posted: December 7, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Paige Risser

The School of Public Policy’s Policy Analysis Center (PAC) team is joining Lehigh University’s Center for Manufacturing and Systems Engineering and Arizona State University’s Department of Industrial Engineering to develop a new curriculum for manufacturing technology as it relates to digital business.

The Global Education in Manufacturing project will create a world standard curriculum in manufacturing strategy, including a master’s degree in manufacturing strategy and training courses for those already employed in the industry. Selected training modules will be tested around the world using web-based multimedia technology.

The project aims to define the global training and education needs of international manufacturers and to develop detailed specifications for a manufacturing strategy curriculum focusing on both manufacturing and business administration topics, says Rainer Sommer of the Policy Analysis Center. “Our focus, the part of the curriculum that we’ll be working on, will be on extended enterprise integration to support manufacturing.”

The project is sponsored by Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, an international research and development program. It is expected to continue until May of 2004.

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