College For Operations Management

Scope of the College

The College for Operations Management serves as a knowledge, resource and competence centre for the Operations Management Community offering practical support and guidance in a wide variety of Operations Management matters and the pertinent focus areas, including problem-solving tools and best practices.
The College Council members collectively possess decades of practical experience, expertise, and wide-ranging skills with diverse organisational backgrounds in various Operations Management roles in the private and public sectors.

The College includes the following Elements and Focus Areas in its Scope:

Process Analysis and Design

  • Product Design and Development
  • Manufacturing Processes Selection and Design
  • Service Processes, Analysis and Selection
  • Waiting-line Analysis and Simulation
  • Job Design
  • Facility Layout and Design
  • Operational Systems and Technologies

Planning and Scheduling

  • Forecasting
  • Aggregate Operations Plan
  • Demand-Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
  • Agile vs Efficiency
  • Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Demand-Driven Planning (DDP)
  • Final Assembly Schedule
  • Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)

Execution of Operations

  • Shop Floor Control
  • Personal Scheduling
  • Batch sizes and Production Leadtime
  • Bottleneck identification and Management

Quality Management and Control

  • Statistical Quality Control (SQC)
  • Quality Management and Process Improvement
  • Improvement Methodologies (e.g., Lean, 6 Sigma, ToC, etc.)
  • Certification


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