MBAO 6334: Production and Operations Management

The study of the role of the production function in the business system and its relationship to marketing and finance. The focus is on the decision making necessary for productivity improvement in the transformation process of manufacturing and non-manufacturing service organizations. Strategies of production system design, capacity management, quality management, production planning, inventory planning and control, facility location and supply chain management are explored. Systems studied include Just-in-Time, Total Quality Management and Flexible Manufacturing Systems. Prerequisite: MBAO 6314 Quantitative Analysis (MANA 6360 Production and Operations Management at UT Brownsville)