Production and Operation Management

Production and Operation Management



Production and Operations management is a very popular term and is studied under different titles, such as production, management, industrial management, production planning and control, manufacturing planning and control, manufacturing system, production and inventory control, production and operations control, production and operations management, and operations management. Whatever may be the title, the contents of the subjects are almost same.

Production and Operations Management (POM) concerns itself with the conversion of inputs into outputs, using physical resources, so as to provide the desired utility/utilities – of form, place, possession or state or a combination thereof – to the customer while meeting the other organizational objectives of effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability and agility. It distinguishes itself from the other functions such as personnel, marketing, etc. by its primary concern for conversion by suing physical resources.

On  Simplynotes/Simplinotes we provide FREE, Structured and Easy to understand notes on various subjects of MBA/BBA/M.Com/B.Com and  other professional courses. This study material is compiled from various reference books and other sources. These notes can be used for MBA, ME/M. Tech (Industrial Engineering, Production/Manufacturing Engineering) , BE/B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Production/Manufacturing Engineering) and MSc (Operations Research and Statistical Quality Control)   You can visit the below mentioned blue links for study material.



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Inventory Costs

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