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Essentials of Operations Management
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Designing and controlling the process of production and redesigning business operations in the production of goods or services is what Operations Management is all about. This book is a concise volume on all those bare essentials of Operations Management.Authored with a practical approach, the book focuses on applications involved in Operations Management which are used to streamline the systems and functions of any organization. The chapters are well-supported with Cases, Solved Examples, and Numerical Problems.The book is also incorporated with Appendices on the Standard and Normal Distribution Table, the Poisson Distribution Table, and Linear Programming to make the calculations on statistics and mathematics easy. Designed as a text for the undergraduate students of Engineering (Mechanical) and postgraduate students of Management, the book is equally useful as a handy reference for Engineers, Operations Managers and Management Professionals.
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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONChapter 2 CORPORATE AND OPERATIONS STRATEGYChapter 3 FORECASTINGChapter 4 FACILITY LOCATIONChapter 5 SALES AND OPERATIONS (AGGREGATE) PLANNINGChapter 6 PRODUCTION PLANNINGChapter 7 MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS PLANNINGChapter 8 SCHEDULING AND SEQUENCING OF JOBSChapter 9 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP)Chapter 10 INVENTORY MANAGEMENTChapter 11 FACILITY LAYOUTChapter 12 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENTChapter 13 QUALITY MANAGEMENTChapter 14 LEAN OPERATIONSChapter 15 PROJECT MANAGEMENTChapter 16 SERVICE OPERATIONSChapter 17 JOB DESIGN, EVALUATION AND COMPENSATIONAppendix 1 The Standard Normal TableAppendix 2 The Poisson Distribution TablesAppendix 3 Basics of Linear ProgrammingIndex

About the Author

Jamshed A. Modi is a former Professor, Operations Management, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. An engineer and operations research professional, Dr. Modi did his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Industrial Engineering, from Purdue University, USA, followed by a Ph.D. in Operations Research from North Carolina State University, USA. He has taught courses in Operations Management, Quantitative Methods, Quality, Project Management, Business Statistics and Business Strategy. He was faculty guide to a number of students for their summer internship projects, and for their management research projects in industry. He also undertook short consultancy and training assignments with several large corporates-NRB Bearings, Thane; NRB Bearings, Aurangabad; Tata Motors, Pune; Tata Motors, Lucknow; Mahle Migma, Indore and Miebach Logistics, Bangalore.

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