15.766 Introduction to Operations Management


Class Info

Provides students with 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 between high-level financial objectives and operational capabilities. Covers topics in production control, risk pooling, quality management, process design, and revenue management. Underscores how these topics are integrated with the different functions of the firm (finance, marketing, R&D, etc.). Includes case studies and guest lectures. Simulation games demonstrate central concepts. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Meets with 15.761 when offered concurrently.

This class has 6.041 as a prerequisite.

15.766 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. Levi and K. Zheng.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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