Operations Management - Minimising Cost ( English and Hindi)
What you'll learn
- Students will be able to learn how transportation costs can be minimised.
- Should know Hindi and English as the course in Easy Bilingual Language
This course has been designed for students and entrepreneurs who wish to learn how transportation costs can be minimised in real business situations. I am quite sure that students who are doing Operations research/Quantitative techniques as their subject in any discipline would also benefit from this course. Watch all the lectures and become a pro in understanding how transportation costs can be minimised. The concept has been illustrated by numerical problems.The Vogel’s Approximation Method or VAM is an iterative procedure calculated to find out the initial feasible solution of the transportation problem. It is a very important part of Operations Management
What is Operations Management?
Operations management is a field of business which deals with how a product is planned, created & distributed. Operations management focuses on activities like managing inventory, capacity planning, production & process, supply chain management, packaging, distribution, warehousing etc. All factories, manufacturing plants, construction, agriculture & even service sectors follow the basic principles of operations management.
Importance of Operations Management
Every organization understands the market, customer need, demand & supply analysis and manufactures goods & services based on that. Operations management focuses on evaluating, monitoring operational processes of manufacturing, maximizing productivity, reducing poor processes, increasing efficiency, quality maintenance & ensuring finished goods are distributed across geographies.
Operations Management Parameters
Some of the key elements of operations management for any business are as follows:
1. Demand Supply Analysis- Understanding product demand, supply requirement, business forecasting etc are critical in manufacturing operations.
2. Inventory management- The management of raw materials, quality of goods, finished products etc is critical for business.
3. Supply chain management- Operations management includes supply chain management ie product storage, distribution etc.
4. Capacity management- Production capacity needs to be evaluated based on demand, productivity, input inventory etc.
5. Process & Layout strategy- Factory layouts, operational processes, production methods etc are critical for business output.
6. Geography strategy- This is an important parameter under operations management to evaluate locations for factories, warehouses, distribution centers etc.
Objectives of Operations Management
Some of basic business activities which are completed include:
1. Generating a desired output basic on demand & supply.
2. Profitability is a key objective by increasing productivity & reducing costs.
3. Ensuring quality of each & every product produced is of the highest standard.
4. The products produced are to be generated in a systematic & sequential manner.
5. Packaging, storage, warehousing, distribution are also key objectives of operations management.
Examples of Operations Management
Some different types of examples are:
1. Consider a shirt manufacturing company. The business of this company is driven by operations management. Raw material cloth input is procured based on output need. Shirt designs, capacity, color, styles etc are planned & output volume is evaluated. Shirts are then produced in a large volume, checked for quality & packaged. After that the shirts are dispatched to different locations & stored in warehouses for further distribution to retailers.
2. Another example is that of an ecommerce company. Ecommerce operations management includes displaying available stock, inventory management etc. Once an order is placed, it is packaged from the warehouse closet to the customer. After that, the goods are picked up & dispatched to the customer. Once the customer receives the product, the same is tracked at every stage & the final feedback is recorded for process improvements.
Who this course is for:
- Any one who wishes to learn decision making using logical reasoning and through systematic Calculations
Saurabh Sardana is an educationist and loves to teach Commerce, Economics and Mathematics. He has served in various schools as a senior faculty member and head of Department. Being a Top ranker of his college, his passion for teaching started early. His long stint with education has produced numerous toppers and has helped his students achieve several landmarks in academics. He is also the founder of 'Step To Success Tutorials' a renowned institute in the field of education where he has been helping undergraduates and post graduates in the field of Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. His sound knowledge, a firm hold on his subject, consistency and vision make him a perfectionist in his field.