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The field of Production and Operations Management/Supply Chain Management (POM/SCM) is an integral part of the management discipline. The POM/SCM consists of two major areas or sectors of our economy as follows: Production. Relates to the manufacturing function. In manufacturing, certain predetermined parts are put together in a specific way and the same result could be repeated time and again. Manufacturing uses materials, machines, technology, and automation in producing goods. Manufacturing accounts for about only 17% of the United States' Gross National Product (GNP). Operations. Translates to the services function of our economy. Services are bound and driven by a time and place utility. The simultaneous production and consumption of the service occurs in doctor appointments, parking cars, eating at a restaurant, etc. Services are the fastest growing sector of our economy and account for nearly 80% of the United States' GNP. Nine of 10 jobs will be created in services in this decade.
1. Introduction to POM/SCCM
2. Productivity, Competitiveness, and Operations Strategy
3. Introduction to Quality (With Focus on Product Quality)
4. Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement (Quality Tools) Focus on Service Quality
5. (Part I) Product and Service Design
5. (Part II) Reliability Concept and Analysis
6. Strategic Capacity Planning
7. Process Selection
8. Facilities Layout
9. Aggregate Planning
10. Inventory Management
11. MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
12. Just-In-Time (JIT) and Lean Operations
Appendix: Normal Distribution Tables