Operations and supply chain management

By Prof. G. Srinivasan   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 6569
This course introduces the viewer to the basics of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The concepts in Operations Management are restricted to the planning  and operational  decisions  within  an  organization while  the  supply  chain  concepts  are  for  a network  of organizations. The main emphasis of the course is on the basic concepts and on quantitative modeling of the various decision problems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any Interested Learner.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Minor in Management
  • Operations
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 :Forecasting
Week 2 :Facility layout and location.
Week 3 :Capacity and aggregate planning
Week 4 :Inventory management
Week 5 :Scheduling models and applications
Week 6 :Introduction to supply chain.
Week 7 :Value of information and supply chain integration.
Week 8 :Outsourcing
Week 9 :Transportation decision
Week 10:Distribution and logistics in supply chains
Week 11:Information technology in supply chain.

Books and references

  1. Operations Management by Evans and Collier.
  2. Operations Management by Heizer and Render.
  3. Supply Chain Management by Janat Shah.
  4. Supply Chain Management by Chopra and Meindl.

Instructor bio

Prof. G. Srinivasan

IIT Madras
G Srinivasan is a Professor in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. His areas of Interest include Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, O.R. Applications. His videos in Operations Research available under NPTEL are popular.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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