Importance Of Production Management

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Course Description This course is developed to introduce the fundamental concepts of Production and materials management. It familiarises the issues and core functions of production and materials management. This course illustrates the strategic importance of production management. This course starts with explaining the basic concepts, objectives and significance of production management. Module 1 covers the production planning and control. Major decisions related to production design is covered by module 2. This module describes the capacity planning decisions. Moreover, it describes where to locate a plant and various plant layouts according to the production of diverse goods. Module 3 covers sourcing function of operations. It starts with…show more content…
Introduction to Production Management Module Description This module focuses on the basic concepts of production management. It starts with defining production, productivity and production management. Subsequently, the objectives and significance of production management are elaborated. The module explains the relationship of production management with other functional areas. Moreover, it describes the meaning, scope, importance and limitations of production planning and control. At the end, this module explains the various steps involved in the production planning and control processes. By the end of this module, students will be able to define production, productivity and production management and state the objectives and importance of production management. They will also be able to demonstrate the relationship of production management with other functional areas. Moreover, the students will be able to apply the steps involved in the production and planning control processes. Chapter 1.1 Basics of Production Management Chapter 1.2 Production Planning and…show more content…
By 2013, while there is a need for 2.5 million heart surgeries per year in India, we are doing only 90000. Moreover, India produces 80 cardiologists a year compared to 800 in the U.S. There is a huge shortage of doctors and paramedical staff in the country. To complicate the matter, even more, 70% doctors are in urban areas whereas 70% people live in rural areas. This appears to be a serious problem of lack of adequate health care for the citizens. However, a closer look at the story of NH suggests that mass healthcare cover is not about money but about planning, passion and compassion. Operations management can work at its best to address such problems. NH journey first started with a 300-bed hospital started by Dr Devi Shetty in the outskirts of Bangalore city in 2001 that began providing heart surgeries to patients at significantly low costs. Currently, the group has 14 hospitals in multiple locations with multiple specialities that offer a total of 5700 beds. Over the next 18 months, there are plans to add new hospitals in Siliguri, Bhubaneswar, Mysore, Mumbai and Delhi in addition to Cayman Islands and Malaysia which will add another 2500 beds capacity to the NH network. There are plans to expand this to about 30000 beds by 2020. On account of this, the workforce is likely to grow from the current strength of 12000 to nearly 40000. Managing such a massive expansion requires sound strategic thinking,
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