This page covers my discussion with students on the subject of Production and Operations Management. Full length discussions are available in form of videos. Click the relevant topic for full length discussions.

Introduction to Production and Operations Management

This is the introductory discussion with students about the course of production and operations management. The introduction is divided in two parts - Part 1 and Part 2. Both videos are available here. Slide the videos to see both discussions.

Operations in Global Environment

This discussion was about the importance and necessity of being global for a operations manager. Some strategies along with important concepts like Critical Success Factors, Core Competencies, Activity Mapping etc are discussed with students. Various examples are discussed. The discussion is in two parts.

Design of Goods

This class is about what does design mean in operations. It talks about various facets of design and comprehensively discusses the Quality Function Deployment along with House of Quality. It also talks about value enginerring. It also touches on teh aspects of modularity in design, CAD, CAM etc. An example House of Quality is also discussed with students.

Layout

This discussion is about layout of a facility. Layout has been an important topic of consideration in production and operations management. Importance of layout and some techniques which can be used while designing layout are discussed in this class. Different types of layouts are discussed. Various types of layouts like - Product oriented, Retail layout, Production oriented, Fixed layout, Office layout are also discussed at length. The discussion then gone towards balancing of assemble line.

Location

This discussion is about location of a facility. Location has been an important topic of consideration in production and operations management. Importance of location is discussed with examples. Various methods of selecting a location like Factor Rating method, Break-Even Analysis  etc are discussed at length in this discussion.

Supply Chain Management

This discussion is about Supply Chain Management in Production and Operations Management. Supply Chain Management has been an important topic of consideration in production and operations management. Importance of SCM and some important issues related with it are discussed in this class.

Forecasting in Operations Management

This discussion is about Forecasting in Production and Operations Management. Forecasting discussion started with the importance of forecasting. It carried on with examples and gone towards discussing the various types of forecasting. Both types of forecasting - Quantitative and Qualitative are discussed.

Independent Demand and Inventory Management

This discussion is about management of inventory for independent demand. Discussion starts with basic concept of independent demand and goes on to discuss the inventory management models like Economic order quantity and Production oriented inventory model. 

Materials Requirement Planning

This discussion is about management of inventory for dependent demand. Discussion starts with basic concept of dependent demand and goes on to discuss the Materials Requirement Planning. 

Human Resource Management in Production Management

This discussion is about management of Human Resource in Production and Operations Management. Discussion starts with the importance of human resource and discuss the various dimensions of it.