Production and Operations Management

ISBN Number : 978-93-5693-800-7

Student Price : Rs.975

Student Dollar Price : 39$

Library Price : Rs.1895

Library Dollar Price : 76$

Book Edition : Third

Year of Publication : 2023

No. Of Pages : 920

Book Weight :1222

About The Book

The second revised edition of this book was published in the year 2008 and the third revision was long overdue. In recent years, organisations have put much more emphasis on operations management because of international competition, improved manufacturing and service processes and customer demand for higher product and service quality. The most important factor has been the recognition that an organisation can only be successful if it delivers the products and services that its customers want.

This book takes a logical path, through following the decisions made in an organisaton. The first chapter gives an overall introduction to the subject while chapter 2 discusses the strategic context for all other decisions. The next three chapters discuss Demand-forecasting, Design of Production/Operations System and Production Technology and Technology Management in that order. Chapter 6, 7 and 8 discuss Long Range Capacity Planning, Facility Location and Layout and Design of Work Systems. Once the production system is in place, the organisations must turn to more detailed planning which is described in chapters 9 to 13. Chapters 14, 15 and 16 discuss Management of Project, Quality and Maintenance Functions. Chapters 17 to 21 are concerned with Materials Management Functions. Chapters 22 to 24 discuss modern concepts of Just-in-Time Systems, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Resource Planning. Chapter 25 discusses International Operations Management. Chapter 26, 27 and 28 discuss new topics viz., Total Quality Management, World-Class Manufacturing and Lean Production System Design respectively.

The added features of this revised and enlarged edition are: Objective Questions, Review Questions, Discussion Questions and Chapter Cases in addition to the existing features such as Learning Objectives, Side Notes, Exhibits, Box Illustrations, Tables, Annexures and Subject Index.


Contents :

1. Introduction to Production and Operations Management
2. Strategic Operations Management
3. Demand Forecasting
4. Design of Production and Operations Systems
5. Production Processes, Production Technology and Technology Management
6. Long-Range Capacity Planning
7. Facility Location and Facility Layout
8. Design of Work Systems
9. Production/Operations Planning and Control
10. Aggregate Planning and Master Production Scheduling
11. Resource Requirements Planning
12. Service Operations: Planning and Scheduling
13. Shop Floor Planning and Control
14. Project Management
15. Quality Management
16. Maintenance Management
17. Fundamentals of Materials Management
18. Materials Planning and Control
19. Purchasing Management
20. Stores Management and Materials Handling
21. Inventory Management
22. Just-In-Time Systems
23. Supply Chain Management
24. Enterprise Resource Planning
25. International Operations Management
26. Total Quality Management
27. World Class Manufacturing - An Overview
28. Lean Production System Design
Appendices : Annexure A, B and C

About The Author

Dr. K. Aswathappa has a vast and diverse teaching experience, spanning over a period of nearly four decades. He has the honour of occupying many important positions in Bangalore University. He was the Chairman of Department of Commerce; Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management; Director, Canara Bank School of Management Studies and Member of Syndicate, Senate, and Academic Council. Now retired, he is spending all his time in reading, updating titles in circulation and writing new ones.

Besides guiding 25 Ph.D. research scholars, Dr. Aswathappa is also credited with adjudicating theses of other universities. He takes interest in content development and has been instrumental in revising syllabi of all Commerce and Management courses periodically, in order to make them reflect current developments in business world. His contribution to business education, though little, is significant, especially in Karnataka. At his instance, a course on business studies was introduced for plus two students of Commerce stream in the state of Karnataka, and he was invited by the National Book Trust to develop content for a course on factory organisation for CBSE students.

Dr. Aswathappa has been an author of three decades standing, having authored books on Human Resource Management, International Business, Organisational Behaviour and Business Environment. All his books are bestsellers and have run into multiple editions and reprints which demonstrate their acceptance all over.

He has enriched his titles with unique didactic aids, such as "Running Cases", "Walk the Talk", "Successful Manager", "Pause and Ponder", "Relook", "Self-Check", "Reinforcing Exercises" and the like. His writings reflect as much success stories of Tatas, Birlas, Ambanis, Mittals, Murthys, Azim Premji and Bill Gates as workplace harassment, beheading of expatriates, murdering of HR executives inside factories, plight of female employees in garments units, families living on pavements and impoverished children, and so on.

K. Shridhara Bhat, a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with postgraduate diploma in Industrial Management and Master`s degree in Business Administration is currently engaged in part-time teaching as a visiting professor and consultancy in the field of management education and industry.

Earlier, he worked as Professor and Head of the Department of Management Studies, East Point College of Engineering and Technology and BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore during the period of 1994 to 2005.

Before taking up teaching profession, he served Bharat Electronics for a period of about 26 years in the areas of Production and Operations Management, Materials Management, Research and Development, Human Resource Management, etc.

He has authored books in subjects such as – Production and Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Materials Management, Inventory Management, Business Process Reengineering, Operations Research and Quantitative Techniques, Management and Behavioural Processes, World-class Manufacturing, Logistics Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, etc.

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