Operations Management

By Prof. Inderdeep Singh   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 547
The current competitive business environment is forcing the organizations to adopt the latest tools, techniques and strategies for managing their resources in the most effective and efficient manner. The topics of the course deals with the management of resources and activities that lead to production of goods of right quality, in right quantity, at right time and place in the most cost-effective manner. The course focuses on the basic concepts, issues, and techniques adopted worldwide for efficient and effective operations. The topics include operations strategy, product design and development, forecasting, facility planning and layout, aggregate production planning, capacity planning, project management, production control, materials management, inventory and quality management, JIT and Kanban System.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Interested students
PREREQUISITES : No-prerequisite, any student enrolled for a UG/PG degree in any discipline of Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, BBA, BBM, MBA. 
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All industries that efficiently produce and deliver goods and services to the customers.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Course, Operations Management: Objectives, Operations  Management: Functions and  Scope,
Types of Production Systems, Operations Strategy. 
Week 2: Product Life – Cycle, Value Engineering Concepts, Design for X (DFX), Ergonomics in Product Design, Rapid 
Prototyping: Concept, Advantages. 
Week 3:  Sales Forecasting, Forecasting System, Qualitative Methods of Forecasting, Quantitative Methods - I, Quantitative
Methods – I.
Week 4:  Facility Planning, Factors Affecting Plant Location, Plant Location: Case Study  on Uttarakhand, Location Evaluation
Methods-I, Location Evaluation Methods-II.
Week 5:  Facility Layout and Planning-I, Facility Layout and Planning-II, Factors Influencing Plant Layout, Material Flow  Patterns,
Tools and Techniques used for Plant Layout Planning.
Week 6:  Production Planning and Control, Process Planning, Aggregate Production Planning, Capacity Planning:  Introduction,
Capacity Planning: Examples.
Week 7:  Project Scheduling, Network Diagrams, Critical Path Method (CPM), Critical Path Method: Problems, Critical Path
Method: Problems.
Week 8:  Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), PERT Problems, PERT Problems, Time Cost Trade Off (Crashing),
Project Network: Crashing Problems.
Week 9:  Production Control, Sequencing, Sequencing Problems-I, Sequencing Problems-II, Master Production Scheduling  (MPS).
Week 10: Concept of Quality, Total Quality Management (TQM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Statistical Quality Control
(SQC), Six Sigma.
Week 11: Materials Management, Inventory Control, Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) Models, Economic Order Quantity (EOQ):
Problems, Production Quantity
Week 12: Just in Time (JIT), Kanban System, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)-I, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)-II,
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Books and references

1.Operation Management: K. N. Dervitsiotis, McGraw-Hill International Company. 
2.Operations Management: R.S. Russell, and B.W. Taylor, Pearson Education 
3.Industrial Engineering and Production Management: M. Telsang, S. Chand & Company Ltd.

Instructor bio

Prof. Inderdeep Singh

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Inderdeep Singh is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has taught among others, the industrial engineering courses such as Production Planning and Control, Product Design and Development, Work System Design, Industrial Management and Quality Management. He has been actively involved in the National Mission Project on Education Through ICT (NME-ICT) of Government of India. He has completed three video and one web course under the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). He has developed suitable pedagogical methods for two under-graduate courses of Mechanical Engineering.

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 April 2023 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 Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

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

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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