Materials planning in practical student activity

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Practical undergraduate activities involving large cohorts require considerable materials planning, particularly when many parts are manufactured. A new method is discussed which improves the ordering and control of materials. The method moves from a paper-based system to a database which contains all the materials requirements for easier processing by academic and technical staff. The ability to process more materials enables a prototype with more functionality to be set for the students to design. Additionally, the ordering process requires an input from the students which gives them wider experience of the role of an engineering designer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering
EditorsI Horvath, JP Pernot, Z Rusak
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6186-635-6
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2016
EventEleventh International Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering Symposium 2016 - Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016$year=2016&page=welcome

Publication series

NameTools and Methods of Competitive Engineering


ConferenceEleventh International Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering Symposium 2016
Abbreviated titleTMCE 2016
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  • Supply Chain
  • undergraduate
  • Design and Manufacture Education


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