15.764 The Theory of Operations Management

Class Info

Provides mathematical foundations underlying the theory of operations management. Covers application domains, including inventory management, supply chain management and logistics, behavioral operations, healthcare management, service industries, pricing and revenue management, and auctions. Studies a wide range of mathematical and analytical techniques, such as dynamic programming, stochastic orders, behavioral and experimental economics, algorithms and approximations, data-driven and learning models, and mechanism design. Also provides hands-on experience in how to apply the theoretical models to solve OM problems in concrete business settings. Specific topics vary from year to year.

This class has 15.081J, 6.251J, and 6.436J as prerequisites.

15.764 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by I. Ashlagi, D. Simchi-Levi and K. Zheng.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in ARRANGED.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The Theory of Operations Management site or on the 15.764 Stellar site.

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