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College of Business Administration (CBA)

Course Outline

Instructor: Tanvir H DeWan

{MBA (USA) concentration -Finance, Accounting, IT (OCU), BBA (USA) Management information System.}

Office Cubicle: 202, Second floor.

Phone: 01610 700 600, 89635 23-27 Ext: 156, Fax: 892 2625.

Counseling Hours: _______________________________________________________________________________

Course: Production and Operations management (POP 301)

Class Schedule: S_________M_________T_________W_________TH_________ ____________ 20_____

Text Book:
1. Everette E. Adam, Jr., Ronald J. Ebert, Production and Operations Management: Concepts, Models, and
Behavior, Fifth Edition, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited. Or,
Reference Books:
1. Chase, R.B., N. J. Acquilano and F. R. Jacobs, Operations Management for Competitive Advantage, Tenth
Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, Boston, 2004.

Course Resources:
1. Harvard Publishing. Several Harvard Cases will be used to cover material in the course. To obtain these
cases, go to If you have
not registered with Harvard Business Online, you will be required to do so. This URL will provide you with
a list of required materials for use in this course.

1. Operations Management Review
2. Journal of Operation Management
3. International Journal of Operations & Production Management
4. Harvard Business Review

Course Objective: To develop students’ ability to recognize, formulate, and analyze decision-making
problems encountered by operations managers. To develop an understanding of production systems: inputs,
conversion systems, and outputs for both manufacturing and service organizations. To develop an
understanding of the production function in a variety of organizations and the relationships among production,
marketing, accounting and finance, and engineering. To develop a basic understanding of the nature of
operations managers’ jobs: the way they approach problems, the terminology they use, the challenges that they
face, and their perspectives.

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Assignment, Report & Presentation:
Assignment, Report and Presentation are a must. Group will be assigned by the lecturer. Each group will present their
report in the class preferably in Power point by Microsoft.

Assessment & Grading:

Class Attendance, Participation & Quizzes 10%
First Term 1st Part of the book 20%
Mid Term 2nd Part of the book 20%
Final Final Part of the book + Selected Previous 30%
Writing & Reading Assignment (3) 10%
Field Study, Group activity, Assignment and 20%
Exams are combinations of short answer true false, essay type, and problem solving.

Letter Grades Grade Points Marks

A 4.0 1000-900
B 3.0 899-800
C 2.0 799-700
D 1 699-600
F 0.0 <600

* Instructor will reserve the right for any curve.

Class Schedule:
Date Description Quiz/Group Activity

Session 1 Managing Operations Readings from the Textbook

Session 2 Operations Management Chapter 1
Session 3 A Framework for managing Operations Chapter 1
Session 4 Trends in Operations Management Chapter 1
Session 5 Managing Operations Readings from the Textbook
Session 6 Operations Strategies and Competitive Advantage Chapter 2
Session 7 Strategic Planning Chapter 2
Session 8 Productivity & Quality Chapter 2
Session 9 Planning (Designing) the Conversion System Readings from the Textbook
Session 10 Forecasting Chapter 3
Session 11 Forecasting in Operations Chapter 3
Session 12 Forecasting Models for Operations Chapter 3
Session 13 Product Design and Process Selection – Manufacturing Readings from the Textbook
Session 14 Product Design, FMS, and CIM Chapter 4
Session 15 Operations Capacity Readings from the Textbook
Session 16 Capacity Planning Modeling and Facility Location Chapter 5
Session 17 1st Term Exam N/A
Session 18 Locating Production & Service Facilities Readings from the Textbook
Session 19 Facility Location Models Chapter 6
Session 20 Linear Programming: The Transportation Method Supplement chappter6
Session 21 Layout Planning Readings from the Textbook
Session 22 Developing Product & Process Layout Chapter 7
Session 23 Assembly Line Models and Behavior Chapter 7
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Session 24 Job Design, Production and Operations Standards Readings from the Textbook
Session 25 Productions & Operations Standards Chapter 8
Session 26 Work Measurement Chapter 8
Session 27 Project Management Readings from the Textbook
Session 28 PERT Chapter 9
Session 29 Scheduling Systems & Aggregate Planning for Production Readings from the Textbook
Session 30 Master Scheduling Chapter 10
Session 31 Mid Term Exam N/A
Session 32 Operations Scheduling Readings from the Textbook
Session 33 OPT Chapter 11
Session 34 Inventory Control Fundamentals Chapter 12
Session 35 Optimization & Inventory Control Supplement to Chapter 12
Session 36 Inventory Control Applications Chapter 13
Session 37 Material Requirement Planning Chapter 14
Session 38 Japanese Contribution to the World Class Manufacturing Chapter 15
Session 39 Managing for Quality Chapter 16
Session 40 Quality Analysis & Control Readings from the Textbook
Session 41 Statistical Quality Control Chapter 17
Session 42 The Conversion Process in Change Chapter 18
Session 43 Report & Presentation Submission
Session 44 Final Examination N/A

uding Study session and chapters that will take more than one session to finish, the total class session will be
40 to 48.
Instructor reserves the right to make any changes on the above if necessary.

Partial credit for late submission (with lecturer’s approval)
No make-up quiz
Make up exam will be harder then schedule exam.
Any sort of unethical means might result in to termination from the enrollment according to IUBAT laws.

Word from Tanvir H DeWan:

Dear students, I will cater my best to accommodate your educational need. I try not to make things complicated,
so if you follow class lecture, attend quizzes, and spend time on studying accordingly, you will pass the course
with flying colors. There are plenty of points to collect with little effort. I do believe in mutual respect, honesty,
and ethics. I do not really care about cunningness and fabrication. I will try to make your learning experience
fun and interesting if you co-operate with me. Requests from students on any mater will be honored only if
those do not clash with IUBAT laws and my own judgment. With all due respects, I will not allow any students
to talk in Bengali (IUBAT Pledge). This is the only free chance for you to get coached on your speaking ability
in English before you go to your professional world. So let us use our time together for learning and teaching.


(Tanvir H DeWan)

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