The study of production management is at the very core of management science especially in business administration and production management is best study in a production environment. Production management is designed to help students understand the general theory and concept of production management, historical evolution of production management, production system, nature and scope of production management, basic concept of production system, production functions, element of production management, objectives of production, basic production decision, production and process design management, maintenance of tools and equipment, plant, location and layout, layout facility and location of plant. It will also exposed students to the basic production management techniques for a productive system such as: forecasting and planning, assignment method of linear programming, inventory model, queuing theory, regression and correlation, project planning techniques.

Course outline

Introduction to Production Management

General Theory and Concept of Production Management

Historical Evolution of Production Management

Production System

Element of Production Management

Objectives of Production; Basic Production Decision

Production and Process Design Management

Maintenance of Tools and Equipment

Plant, Location and Layout

Production Management Techniques such as: Network analysis, assignment method of linear programming, inventory model among others.