Introduction. Concept of management, concept of a system, production system, production functions.
Organisation fundamentals. Guidelines for good practice, organisation structures, organisation charts, span of control, number of levels, number of executives, management functions.
Production economics: Kinds of costs, evaluation of capital investments. Capital budgeting, break-even analysis, make or buy decisions, evaluation of alternatives, discounted cash flow, equivalent comparison methods, depreciation.
Aggregate planning. Planning time horizons, inputs to aggregate planning systems, single and multistage aggregate planning systems, decision processes for aggregate planning—graphical method, linear decision rule, and linear programming method-Demand management. Time span for forecasts, forecasting system, forecasting methods-time series, casual and predictive forecasting methods, selection of a forecasting method.
Scheduling. Scheduling process scheduling for a multistage production system, sequencing production operations, Johnson's rule.
Facilities management. Plant location—factors influencing plant location, cost factors, plant location decision process, selection of a location for new facilities, evaluation of alternative regions and sub-regions. Plant layout-objectives, decision process, types of layouts, comparison of layouts. Line balancing and sequence analysis concepts. Materials handling-devices for materials handling, basic considerations in the selection of materials handling system.
Human factor engineering: Methods analysis and works measurement, methods study, process analysis, operation process chart, operator process chart, motion study, principles of motion economy, motion analysis. Time study-types of studies, procedure for job time study, physical environment.
Quality management: Three aspects of quality, functional responsibility for quality in a manufacturing system, economics of quality assurance, quality control, QC decision variables, process control, control charts, acceptance sampling, single, double and sequential sampling plans, concept of total quality control (TQC).
Maintenance management: Maintenance functions, concept of reliability engineering, reliability improvement, preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance policy, repair policy, replacement decisions, queuing theory and its applications in maintenance.
Introduction to PERT/CPM.