Review Comment

[E4001] Design and Management of Production/Service Systems

September 04, 2009

Riccio, Lucius
[E4001] Design and Management of Production/Service Systems

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Class consists mostly of analyzing and discussing Harvard Business School case studies, which I found pretty interesting. He also gave a broad overview of topics such as quality control, supply chain planning, capacity planning and more. There are group write-ups of the case studies that need to be submitted (usually one per week) and occasionally other additional homework. We also had to read the book, "The Goal" on our own, which was surprisingly not that dry and boring. He likes and encourages class participation.

Midterm was longer than expected and thus there were a few people who didn't finish. He then adjusted the length of the final exam. If you paid attention in class, did the homework and read/analyzed the case studies, both tests were not bad.

Workload:

Group write-up of a case-study per week. Midterm & final.

October 18, 2002

Riccio, Lucius
[E4001] Design and Management of Production/Service Systems

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Riccio is an amusing professor. His resume is impressive, and his lectures are peppered with pretty funny comments about his experiences. While his class is unstructured, and it may seem as though lectures are aimless, I didn't find it difficult to attend class at least semi-regularly. He generally keeps things pretty interesting, and if you pay attention, you may even pick up some points that are pretty useful. The structure of the class is centered around case studies (yes no midterm or final) of which half are done in groups that you can pick. The case studies are meant to apply what you pick up during his 2 1/2 hour lectures, although they are standard Harvard business school cases (read: find the solutions online). The grading is pretty generous, though it's based on the TA's grading of your cases. All in all a good elective to take if you're an IEOR major, and a friendly and english speaking (!) professor to boot.

Workload:

Not bad. Weekly case studies, most of them group work. No midterm or final.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2012 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2011 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2010 Spring TR / 2:40- 3:55 PM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2009 Spring MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2006 Spring MW / 9:10-10:25 AM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2005 Spring W / 6:10- 8:40 PM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System 2004 Spring W / 6:10- 8:40 PM 1
IEOR / IEOR IEOR IEOR E4001: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv Systms: Design/Mgt of Prod/Serv System Lucius Riccio 2003 Spring W / 5:40- 8:00 PM 1