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Production and Operations Management-himalaya

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Before the sub-prime crisis and the consequent failure of the overleveraged US and European banks, Indian economy was growing at a healthy 9 per cent, but the slow down brought the growth rate down to 6-6.5 per cent. However, it goes to India’s credit that when most of the economies abroad were showing negative growth, we continued to grow positively. The growth rate now hovers between 7 and 7.75 per cent. Indian manufacturing sector has also shown signs of recovery. Though China too continues to grow, China earns huge foreign exchange in dollar falls, the Chinese economy with a huge dollar the US treasury bills. If the rate of dollar falls, the Chinese economy with a huge dollar pile up is likely to suffer. Indian itself is a vast market, and our economy is not totally export-oriented. Indian banking sector is regulated by the RBI, and is not allowed risky exposures.

Production and Operations Management is a vitally important area in a growing economy. This book explains the nuts and bolts of this subject in an easy-to-understand manner. The text is supported by supplementary materials given in boxes. The ancillary areas of purchasing, materials, stores and inventory are also covered in sufficient details.

As manufacturing is slowly moving from being just labour intensive, new concepts such as CAD/CAM and automation have been dealt with. Manufacturing processes and being questioned through business process re-engineering which has been discussed. OR techniques like Waiting Lines, and Transportation Models have been added. The HE and financial aspects of production have not been left untouched.

In short, this is comprehensive text of this subject, useful to students and practitioners.


Contents :

1. Operations / Production Management - An Introduction
2. Production Planning and Design
3. Facilities Planning: Process Selection and Process Flow Analysis
4. Choice of Technology
5. Facilities Planning: Location
6. Facilities Layout and Material Handling
7. Capacity Planning
8. Work Design
9. Job Design
10. Operations / Production Planning and Control: (OPC or PPC)
11. Planning and Control for Mass Production
12. Planning and Control of Production for Batch Production
13. Planning and Control for Job Shop Production
14. Planning and Control of Projects
15. Value Engineering or Value Analysis
16. Managing Quality
17. Quality Control and Improvement
18. Maintenance Management
19. Job Analysis, Job Description and Job Specification
20. Job Evaluation and Compensation Plans
21. Organization and Management of Safety in a Factory
22. Budgetary Control
23. Capital Budgeting
24. Supply Chain Management
25. Inventory Management: Independent Demand Inventory
26. Inventory Management: Dependent Demand Inventory: Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
27. Stores Management
28. Rationalised Codification System
29. Waste Management
30. Industrial Productivity
31. Costing and Cost Control
32. Cost Accounting Systems
33. Break-even Analysis
34. Performance Appraisal
35. Transportation Problems
36. Re-engineering for the 21st Century
37. Waiting Lines
38. Future HR Trends Relevant for Production / Operations
39. Management Information System (MIS) and Production Management
Name and Subject Index