15.761 Introduction to Operations Management

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Imparts concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities and apply them to a broad range of application domains and industries. Emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay among high-level financial objectives, operational capabilities, and people and organizational issues. Covers topics in capacity analysis, process design, process and business innovation, inventory management, risk pooling, supply chain coordination, sustainable operations, quality management, operational risk management, pricing and revenue management. Underscores how these topics are integrated with the different functions of the firm. Case studies and simulation games provide experience in applying central concepts and techniques to solve real-world business challenges. Meets with 15.7611 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details. Summer section is primarily for Leaders for Global Operations students.

This class has 15.060, and 6.041B as prerequisites.

15.761 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. Levi, T. Zaman and K. Zheng.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E51-315.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Operations Management site or on the 15.761 Stellar site.

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