MFG 130 Introduction and purpose
Industry, Leadership and Business • The role of manufacturing enterprises: • Manufacturing represents 80% of all world trade • Manufacturing salaries are 89% higher than retailing salaries • Manufacturing generates 4.5 times more jobs than retailing • Manufacturing conducts 90% of all private R&D
Increasing prosperity • “No other sector has done as much to create innovation, general prosperity and increased productivity than manufacturing” • Industry Week, May 3 1999
Wanted: Leaders for industry and business • Incredible changes require a new breed of manufacturing engineer. No longer merely the manufacturing technician, the manufacturing engineer of tomorrow will be more expansive, more people oriented, more facilitation focused. The new manufacturing engineer must become a total enterprise strategist, tactician, and technician. [The new manufacturing engineer must become] a leader. Michael J. Termini
To Glorify God • Man is organized and brought forth as the king of the earth, to understand, to criticize, examine, improve, manufacture, arrange, and organize the crude matter and honor and glorify the work of God’s hands. This is the wide field for the operation of man, that reaches into eternity; and it is food for mortals to search out the things of this earth.Brigham Young
Building prosperity • If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach him to fish you feed him for a lifetime. • Billions spent in US aid giving people fish • ‘We don’t want to be poor anymore. Teach us to make things and we can take care of ourselves.’
Building self and family • Understanding how things are made • Learning to solve root cause problems • Seeing more broadly what matters in the world • Learning how to deal with changing technology • Providing for a family and self contributing to community.
What MFG 130 will teach. • Characteristics of professional behavior and success • Role of manufacturing in economic growth • International issues for manufacture and business • Problem solving and design concepts. • Survey of manufacturing processes.
What is expected of you. • Be professional • On time • Dress appropriately • Polite • Willing to work • Dependable • Keep commitments • Honest • Submit work on-time