Course Description

The Production Management course is designed to introduce a student to the issues and approaches of managerial decision making that is critical to the success of a business operation. The course is structured to demonstrate a logical and rational development of the methods, models, and techniques of efficient and effective management of all aspects of the production and delivery of manufactured and service products consistent with objective of achieving competitive advantage in a global environment. The topics covered in this course include strategy, product design, quality management and control, inventory management, lean and agile production, supply chain management, forecasting capacity management, aggregate planning, resource management, and other relevant areas, to enable a future manager or entrepreneur to make effective and competitive decisions for business success..

Duration = 12 weeks


Course/Module Professor

Dr. Barin N. Nag, Ph.D. holds the position of Professor of Information Technology. Dr. Nag has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical (Electronics) Engineering from the University of Calcutta (Kolkata) in India, and a Ph.D. in Management Science & Information Systems from the University of Maryland at College Park in the USA. He has worked in industry as an engineer in an electronics manufacturing facility, at times playing leadership roles in design engineering and quality management. He has also worked as a senior research analyst in Washington, DC, in software simulation research on policies for reporting and debate in the US Congress. (More…)