OPERATION MANAGEMENT

TEXT:

Production/Operations Management, 6th Edition, by Williams J. Stevenson (Erwin 1999).

COURSE CONTENT:

      

This course is concerned with "production" or "operations" function of an enterprise and some of the tools which managers have used to deal with problems in this functional area. We will address in this course both the strategic importance and the analytic tools of operations management and techniques for solving problems in the context of achieving a firm's overall goals and objectives.

The course represents a blend of concepts from industrial engineering, cost accounting, general management, quantitative methods, and statistics. Production and operations activities, such as forecasting, choosing a location for an office or plant, allocating resources, designing products and services, scheduling activities, and assuring quality are core activities of most business organizations. In this course the principle concepts of production and operations management will be presented.

The course is designed around managerial problems in the operations area. Case studies will be used to improve skills in problem identification; mathematical and computer packages will be used when they are appropriate for the problem at hand.

 

CLASS PREPARATION:

Prepation for each class involves reading the assigned chapter, attending classroom lectures, and completing the assigned homework. After reading the assignment, the student should be able to do each of the following:

 

  1. Identify the key features of the assigned material,
  2. Define and use terminology,
  3. Recognize applications of the concepts and techniques covered,
  4. Discuss the subject matter in some depth, including its relevance, managerial considerations, and advantages and limitations.

 

Useful Journals for obtaining selective readings or information:

1. Journal of Operations Management
2. Academy of Management Review
3. Harvard Business Review
4. Management Science
5. Decision Science
6. Journal of Forecasting
7. International Journal of Operations and Production Management
8. Quality Progress
9. Sloan Management Review
10.Journal of Quality Technology
11.Production and Inventory Management
 

COURSE OUTLINE:

Ch1 Production and operations managemrnt.
Ch2 Productivity, competitiveness, and strategy.
Ch3 Forecasting.
Ch4 Product and service design.
Ch5 Process selection and capacity planning.
Ch6 Facilities layout.
Ch7 Design of work system.
Ch8 Location planning.
Ch9 Introduction to quality.
Ch10 Quality control.
Ch11 TQM.
Ch12 Aggregate planning.
Ch13 Inventory Management.
Ch14 Materials requirements planning (MRP).
Ch15 Just-in-time systems.
Ch17 Scheduling.
Ch18 Project management.
 

 

GRADING

Exam 1 25% Oct.9th. & Oct.10
Exam 2 25% Nov.6th.
Final 30% Dec. 23rd.
Homework, Quzzes,Project, Attendance and Participation 20%
 

EXAM#1 LOCATION:CLASS ROOM,CLASS TIME OCT. SAT & SUN OCT 9&10
 

A=90 and above.
B=80-89%.
C=70-79%.
D=60-69%.
F=59 and below.
 

EXAMS:

The questions in the exam will be related to the topics covered in the class lectures. The student should expect multiple choice problems, true and false statements and questions that require calculation. Please do not ask your instructor what type of exams to be given. The final will be comprehensive.

 

 

 

 


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