Operations and supply chain management


Prof. G. Srinivasan

IIT Madras

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This course introduces the viewer to the basics of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The concepts in Operations Management are restricted to the planning  and operational  decisions  within  an  organization while  the  supply  chain  concepts  are  for  a network  of organizations. The main emphasis of the course is on the basic concepts and on quantitative modeling of the various decision problems.


Any Interested Learner.


G Srinivasan is a Professor in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. His areas of Interest include Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, O.R. Applications. His videos in Operations Research available under NPTEL are popular.

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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 3000 + GST

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Course Details

Week 1: Forecasting
Week 2: Facility layout and location.
Week 3: Capacity and aggregate planning
Week 4: Inventory management
Week 5: Scheduling models and applications
Week 6: Introduction to supply chain.
Week 7: Value of information and supply chain integration.
Week 8: Outsourcing
Week 9: Transportation decision
Week 10: Distribution and logistics in supply chains
Week 11: Information technology in supply chain.

Books and References

  1. Operations Management by Evans and Collier.
  2. Operations Management by Heizer and Render.
  3. Supply Chain Management by Janat Shah.
  4. Supply Chain Management by Chopra and Meindl.


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