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BA 423 Production/Operations Management

Production and operations management is designed to provide students with an in-depth look at the components of organizational operations and how they are managed. Successful management incorporates theories and practices that apply to a variety of operational areas involving factory and service operations, inventory management, quality management, capacity planning, supply chain management, aggregate planning, and project management. Elements of shop floor control, status reporting systems, facilities design, cost estimating, inventory control, procurement, quality assurance, forecasting, labor loading, scheduling, and productivity measurement will be explored. Important tools of production and operations management that will be covered include Theory of Constraints, MRP, MRPII, CAD/CAM, CIM, JIT, SPC, and TQM.