Production And Operations Management

Production And Operations Management
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Production And Operations Management

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About The Book Production And Operations Management
Book Summary:

This well-balanced text with its fine blend of theory and applications, gives an in-depth understanding of production and operations management in an easy-to-understand style. Employing an innovative approach, the author, shows how the use of modern advanced technology gives a boost to production processes and significantly helps production and operations management. The book clearly demonstrates the use of special software packages to solve actual problems.
Retaining the original contents, the book, divided into six parts, explains following in its second edition

WHY Necessity of production and operations management
WHAT Product/service design, product quality and other issues
HOW Process design and related issues
WHERE Plant location, layout and capacity
WHEN Planning and control of production operations
WHO Human relations issues that affect production and operations


Key features

Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter enable readers to focus on important points of a chapter.
A concept quiz at the end of each chapter helps the reader to evaluate his understanding of the concepts explained in a chapter.
Numerous solved examples, and answers to all chapter-end numerical problems have been provided.
Covers Service Operations in almost every chapter in addition to the traditional manufacturing operations.
A section with 10 progressive short case studies gives real-world experience.
Chapter-end summary helps readers to review and recapitulate the key concepts.

The students of management and engineering (mechanical, production and industrial engineering) will be benefited with the book.

An instructor manual containing PowerPoint slides and solutions to chapter-end problems is available.

The book is recommended by AICTE for PGDM course. The link is


Table of Contents:

Preface Preface to the First Edition



Part I: The ‘Why’ of Production and Operations Management




1. Operations Management:
An Introduction

2. Operations Strategy and Competitiveness



Part II: The ‘What’ of Production and Operations Management


3. Product and Service Design

4. Reliability, Maintainability, Availability and Value Analysis



Supplement 1: Dynamic Programming

Supplement 2: Replacement Models



5. Product Quality



Part III: The ‘How’ of Production and Operations Management




6. Process Design and Selection

7. Work Study

8. Process Quality: Statistical Quality Control



Part IV: The ‘Where’ of Production and Operations Management




9. Facility Location

10.Facility Layout

11. Capacity and Equipment Selection



Supplement 3: Simulation



Part V: The ‘When’ of Production and Operations Management



12. Forecasting

13. Aggregate Production Planning

14. Material Management and Inventory Control

15. Material Requirements Planning

16. Operations Scheduling

17. Supply Chain Management

18. Enterprise Resource Management

19. Just-in-Time Production System

20. Queuing Theory

21. Project Planning and Control I: Network Models

22. Project Planning and Control II: Line of Balance



Part VI: The ‘Who’ of Production and Operations Management



23. Human Resources in Operations Management



Appendixes

A: The Standard Normal Probability Distribution

B: Values of e for Computing Poisson Probabilities

C: Table of Random Numbers



Answers to Selected Questions


Bibliography Index