Production & Operation Management Syllabus

Course Code: MB0044

Course Title: Production & Operation Management
(4 Credits)




Course Contents


Unit 1- Production Management: Integrated Production Management, System Productivity, Capital Productivity, Labour Productivity, Personnel Productivity, Training


Unit 2- Operations Management: Introduction, Operations Management and Strategy, Tools for Implementation of Operations, Industry Best Practices


Unit 3- Operations Strategy: Operations StrategyCompetitive Capabilities and Core Competencies, Operations Strategy as a Competitive Weapon, Linkage Between Corporate, Business, and Operations Strategy, Developing Operations Strategy, Elements or Components of Operations Strategy, Competitive Priorities, Manufacturing Strategies, Service Strategies, Global Strategies and Role of Operations Strategy, Case-lets


Unit 4 - Forecasting: Introduction, The Strategic Importance of Forecasting, Benefits, Cost implications and Decision making using forecasting, Classification of Forecasting Process, Methods of Forecasting, Forecasting and Product Life Cycle, Selection of the Forecasting Method, Qualitative Methods of Forecasting, Quantitative Methods, Associative Models of Forecasting, Accuracy of Forecasting


Unit 5-Location Strategies: Introduction, Location Planning Process


Unit 6-Facility or Layout Planning and Analysis: Introduction, Objectives of Layout, Classification of Facilities, Basis for Types of Layouts, Why Layout decisions are important, Nature of layout problems, Redesigning of a layout, Manufacturing facility layouts, Types of Layouts, Layout Planning, Evaluating Plant Layouts, Assembly Line Balancing, Material handling


Unit 7-Total Quality Management: Introduction, Meaning and Dimensions of Quality, Quality Control Techniques, Quality Based Strategy, Total Quality Management (TQM), Towards TQM – ISO 9000 as a Platform – Working with Intranet, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)


Unit 8-Business Process Modelling: Introduction, Importance of Business Process Modelling, Business Process Modelling, Data Driven Approach to Process Definition. Logical vs. Physical Database Modelling, Business Process, the Way Forward


Unit 9-Project Management – Planning Process: Introduction, need, Project Management Principles, Essentials of Project Management Philosophy, Project Planning, Project Process Flows,


Unit 10-Project Implementation-Control and Closure: Introduction, Project Management Life Cycle, Project Monitoring and Control,         Change Control, Risk Management, Project Closure


Unit 11-Aggregate Planning: Introduction, Requirement of Aggregate Plan, Steps in Developing an Aggregate Plan, Advantages of Aggregate Plan, Aggregate Planning Strategies, Planning Options. Selecting the Method in Aggregate Planning, Aggregate Planning in Services


Unit 12-Supply Chain Management : Introduction, Domain Applications, SCM– The Breakthrough Article, Supply Chain Management, Views on Supply Chain, Bullwhip Effect in SCM, Collaborative Supply Chain, Inventory Management in Supply Chain, Financial Supply Chain – A New Revolution within the SCM Fold


Unit 13-Operations Scheduling: Introduction, Purpose of Operations Scheduling, Factors Considered while Scheduling, Scheduling Activity under PPC, Scheduling Strategies,Scheduling Guidelines, Approaches to Scheduling, Scheduling Methodology [Quantitative], Scheduling in Services


Unit 14-Value Engineering: Introduction, Value Engineering/Value Analysis, Relevance of VE in Modern Manufacturing, Process of Value Analysis, VE – Approaches and Aim, Providing Value to the Customers, Benefits


Unit 15-Just-In-Time : Introduction, Characteristics of JIT, Key Processes to Eliminate Waste, Implementation of JIT, Pre-requisites for implementation, JIT Inventory and Supply Chains