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MSC 516: Production and Operations Management (MBS Second Semester)

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 48
Course Objectives
The course aims at equipping students with the in depth knowledge and skills in production management. It indicates
abilities in the students to apply the acquired knowledge in facility and layout planning, managing procurement and
inventory, designing and implementing aggregate plans and schedules and control quality, output and costs.
Course Description
This course contains basic concepts and introduction, production planning and scheduling, materials management,
managerial for quality, maintenance management, recent trends in production management.

Course Details
Unit 1: Basic Concepts and Introduction LH 8
Concepts, Functions, Production and Operations systems for manufacturing and service operation, Strategic roles of
production operations, Facility location and Layout Planning: concept and approaches. Transportation and location:
Concept of transportation problem, method for solving initial basic feasible solution, maximization case in transportation

Unit 2: Production Planning and Scheduling LH 20

Concept, Process for Capacity planning, Process for aggregate planning, Strategies for developing aggregate planning,
Master scheduling and rough cut capacity planning, Aggregate planning for service organizations, Implementing aggregate
plans and master schedules, Scheduling for intermittent production, Loading: Priority sequencing, Detailed scheduling,
finite loading, , Assignment: Introduction, objectives, types of assignment problem, methods of assignment solution,
Expediting ; input output control, Optimized production technology (OPT), Linear programming for capacity decisions and
planning: Concept, Properties of linear programming, Simplex method, Duality in linear programming, Applications
including for production planning and controlling.
Unit 4: Materials management LH 6
Planning for materials needs, Materials requirement planning system (MPR) and its application, advantages and limitations
of MPR, Purchasing procedures, Material handling, Inventory Management : Inventory costs, Tools, Methods, ABC
inventory planning system.
Unit 5: Managerial for Quality LH 8
Concept, Managing for quality products and services, methods of improving quality, Techniques of quality control, Zero
defect production, Statistical Quality control : Concept, control charts and its types, control chart for variable, x-bar and R-
chart, control charts for attributes for P-chart ; Acceptance Sampling by attributes and variables ; Operating characteristics
curve, Construction of OC curve, IOS 9000.

Unit 6: Maintenance Management LH 3

Concept, Costs of maintenance, types of maintenance, elements of maintenance, basic maintenance decision.
Unit 7: Recent trends in Production Management LH 3
Concept and type of productivity, overview of Japanese management: total quality management, KANBAN, KAIZEN,
flexible manufacturing system.

Text and Reference Books

Adam, E. E. (Jr) & Ebert, R. J., Production and Operations Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
Panneer Selvam, R., Production and Operations Management, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
Levin, Richard R., Quantitative Techniques for Management, Singapore: McGraw Hill.
Bedi, K., Production and Operations Management, New Delhi: Oxford.
Chary, S. N., Production and Operations Management, New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw Hill.
Bajracharya P., Bajracharya S.L. & Maharjan, B.R., Production and Operations Management, Kathmandu: Quest Publication.
Sthapit, A.B., R.P G. Tamang, S. Dhital P. Adhikari., Production and Operations Management, Kathmandu: Asmita Books
Publishers and Distributors.
Regmi L.K., Joshi, P. R., Chaudhary, A.K ., Fago, G., Production and Operations Management, Kathmandu: Buddha Academic
Punlishers & Distributors.
Srinivasan G., Operations research: Principles and applications, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
Sharma, A., Operations research, New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.
Sharma, J. K., Operations research, New Delhi : McMillan India Ltd.
Tiwary, N.K & Shandilya, S. K., Operations research, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
Verma, A. P., Operations Research, Ludhiana S K Kataria and Sons.
Levin, R., Quantitative Techniques for Management, Singapore: McGraw Hill.