Credit hours: 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Nil

Specific objectives of the course:

To familiarize the students with techniques of management in order to run the project in an efficient and most productive manner

Course outline:

Introduction to Production/Operations Management; The Productivity Challenge: measurement and variables; Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Operations: Competing on differentiation, Cost, and Response. Ten Decisions of OM; System concept; Functions of management; Managerial decision making; Models as decision aids.

Selection of region; Selection of community; Site selection; Location factor dependence; Sources of assistance; Plant location trends; Quantitative analysis;

Plant layout; Product & process layout analysis and comparison; Material handling considerations in layout.

Formalized production planning; Production planning methods; Master scheduling; MRP; MRP inputs, MRP outputs; Product structures; Types of MRP; Capacity planning and control; Production control systems; Job shop scheduling; Production control charts; Scheduling techniques; Purchasing and procurement.

Inventory control; types of inventory; Inventory costs; Independent versus dependent demand; EOQ/EPQ models; Types of control systems; Selective inventory control; Inventory system development.

Definition: objectives; procedure; process chart symbols; outline process hcart; flow process charts; multiple activity chart; two handed chart, the principles of motion economy, two handed process chart, simo chart. critical examination; case studies & application.

Definition; objectives; techniques of work measurement; stop watch time study; timing methods; performance rating; standard timing; allowance factors. Work sampling; confidence level; determination of sample size; making random observation; scope of work sampling. Predetermined time standards; definition; advantages and criticisms; motion classification; TMU; use of PTS system.

Lab Outline: N/A

Text and references:

  1. Production and Operations Management: Strategies and Tactics by Jay Heizer and Barry Render.
  2. Production / Operations Management: Concepts, Structure and Analysis by Richard J. Tersine.