COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Enterprise Management
Course Code: 
15MEC332
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Enterprise Management' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Engineering Economics: cost concepts - types of costs - cost functions. Cost controls: reduction – tools & applications. Pricing policies – methods – problems.

Process design and improvement – process capacity – process layout – process reengineering – job design. Work standards – work measurement – work sampling – problems.

Unit 2

Supply Chain Management – Basic Concepts, SC dynamics, push-pull boundary, integrated supply chain, logistics, customer relationship, supplier relationship – selection, rating and development, procurement, SC metrics and performance measurement - problems. Lean Manufacturing – concepts, wastes – tools viz., pull system, standardized work, takt time, kanban system, JIT, kaizen, SMED, 5S, value stream mapping, benefits of lean and implementation issues. Introduction to Six Sigma. Plant Location – globalization, factors affecting location decisions, facility location - Break-even method, rectilinear, factor-rating and centre of gravity – problems. Plant Layout – types, process layout, product layout, Systematic layout planning (SLP), Line Balancing problems. Capacity Planning – Aggregate Planning – importance, planning process, methods – problems.

Unit 3

Role of IT in business performance improvement – e-commerce – e-purchasing – Master Production Schedule, inventory lot sizing strategies, MRP basics – MRP explosion, Available to Promise (ATP) inventory – MRP calculations – MRP II – Scheduling – Gantt chart – Introduction to ERP – ERP software – ERP modules –ERP implementation.

  • L. J. Krajewski and L. P. Ritzman - ‘Operations Management: Processes and Value Chain’ - PHI Pvt. Limited - 2010
  • R. L. Varshney & K. L. Maheshwari, ‘Managerial Economics’ - S Chand & Sons - 1997 - 13th Edition
  • W. J. Hopp and M. L. Spearman - ‘Factory Physics’ – McGraw Hill - 2000 - 2nd Edition
  • E. S. Buffa and R. K. Sariss - ‘Modern Production / Operations Management’ - John Wiley - 1994 - 8th Edition
  • B. Harrison, C. Smith and B. Davis - ‘Introductory Economics’ – Macmillan - 1992