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Preface The role of practitioners of production and operations management is to accomplish the organization s mission by utilizing the resources of the firm in the most effective and efficient ways. It refers to an effective and efficient coordination of all activities of the firm to combine various inputs to produce a desired output that is valued by consumers. Thus, making it responsible for understanding, designing, planning, and managing and controlling the best processes so that value add occurs in the most efficient and effective way. The prime focus of production and operations management is to ensure smooth production processes that contribute to the output of goods and services of an organization. This book focuses on the basics of production planning and control in modern business operations. The aim of the book is to cover emerging and important topics related to production and operations management. To fulfill the basic need of managing the operations effectively and efficiently, traditional topics such as work study, forecasting, quality control management, inventory management, operations scheduling and sequencing, facility planning, materials requirement planning, aggregate production planning, queue management, and project management are included in this book. This book also deals with important topics such as supply chain management, advanced production system, operations strategy, product design and development, just-in-time technique, Six Sigma approach, total preventive maintenance, total productivity management, and capacity planning. A chapter on linear programming has also been included to provide an overview of its application in production and operations management. Significant features of the book
The most distinctive feature of the book is the extensive use of solved examples to explain theoretical concepts. Tables and figures illustrate various concepts. The theories and concepts discussed are based on day-to-day practical applications in the industry. Exercises at the end of each chapter enable the readers to test his her understanding. Purpose of the book
The main purpose of writing this book is to provide a systematic approach to teaching and presenting the relevant topics of production and operations management, along with case studies in a simple form, something that is not available in a single book. Most books that are available cover the popular topics, but a number of relevant topics such as total preventive maintenance, environmental issues in production system, advanced production system, total productivity management and work system design are not covered. Just-in-time and Six Sigma are also given a cursory treatment. In many books, linear programming is given as a supplement, but its application in production and operations management is missing. This book brings out the link between linear programming and its application, and this is shown in the chapters on supply chain management and aggregate production planning, where examples are provided in relation to linear programming. Care has been taken to provide a case study at the end of each chapter to illustrate the theory and concepts discussed. Organization of the book
The book is organized into four parts. Part I starts with understanding operations. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to production operations management. Environmental concerns
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in production systems, which are increasingly gaining importance, are covered in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 discusses linear programming, while Chapter 4 presents supply chain management