Historical background; Work study definition; Role of work study in improving productivity; Ergonomics and work study.
Work study procedure: selection of jobs; Information collection and recording; Recording techniques 'charts and diagrams; critical analysis; developing better method; installation and follow up of standard method.
Memomotion and micromotion study; therbligs; cyclegraph and chronocyclegraph; simochart; Principles of motion economy; Design of work place layout.
Definition; Procedure; Performance rating; Concept of normal time; allowances. Work sampling technique of work measurement.
Introduction to pre 'determined motion time system.
Quality & Reliability
Introduction and definitions of quality Evolution of Quality: Inspection, Quality Control, Customer'Orientation: Internal & External Customer Concept, Life cycle approach to quality costs' Prevention; Appraisal and Failure costs. Seven QC tools (Histogram, Check sheets, Ishikawa diagrams, Pareto, Scatter diagrams, Control charts). Process capability concepts.
Site Selection: Factors influencing the selection, rural and urban locations of "") sites, optimum decision on choice of site and analysis. Plant Layout: Types of production, types of layouts, advantages and disadvantages of layout, factor affecting layout, systematic layout planning, Material handling: importance, principles of material handling
Introduction, general methodology of OR, application of OR, Formulation of linear programming, deterministic models, graphical solution, simplex algorithm,
Introduction, Definitions, reliability evaluation, maintainability, and availability concepts.
Introduction, measures of capacity, capacity strategies, A systematic approach for capacity decisions, Long range capacity planning and control, Medium range capacity planning and control, Short range capacity planning and control.
Introduction, Inventory related costs, EOO model, EPO model, Inventory models allowing shortages, Inventory models allowing price discounts, Inventory model under risk conditions, Inventory control systems: continuous review, periodic review, optional replenishment etc., Inventory classification systems: ABC, FMS, VED etc, MRP.
Introduction, Project scheduling with CPM, Project scheduling with PERT.
Loading and Scheduling
General scheduling problem, Significance of loading and scheduling, Factors affecting scheduling, Scheduling system, Flow shop scheduling, Job shop scheduling, Sequencing, Line balancing.
Introduction, Demand patterns, Factors affecting demand, Subjective forecasting methods, Casual forecasting methods, Time series forecasting methods, Routine short term forecasting methods, Selection of forecasting model.
Introduction, System approach, Type of manufacturing systems, Factors affecting manufacturing systems.
Product design and development
Introduction, marketing aspects, functional aspects, operational aspects, durability and dependability, aesthetic aspects, economic analysis, profit and competitiveness, the three S's, break even analysis, economics of a new design, production aspects.