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Course Name Enterprise Management
Course Code 15MEC332
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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

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