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BA 203 - Production Management by Mind Map: BA 203 - Production
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BA 203 - Production Management

Class format

Dialogues & Discussion

Preparation & Participation

Addressing Focus Questions

Grading Scheme

Class participation 30%

Contextual, Willingness to participate and attentive to discussion

Innovative, There is willingness to test new ideas and comments are not confrontational.

Insightful, Comments are appropriate and indicates insightful analysis of case data

Relevant, Comments are relevant to current discussion and linked to comments of others

Supported, Comments clarify important aspects of earlier ideas and lead to clearer statement of relevant concepts and issues

Topic Presentation 50%

Quality analysis, Major issues are addressed, Relevant tools are used properly, Assumptions for analysis are stated clearly, Causes of the problems are identified in the analysis

Exhibits, Analyses in the exhibits are done correctly, Exhibits support and clarify key points, Not more than 7 exhibits

Recommendations, Criteria for selecting alternative recommendations are given, Criteria are appropriate, Plan of action is logical linked to the analysis, Plan of action is specific, complete and practical, Recommendations are likely to achieve intended results

Presentations, Report is not long, 2000 words max, Presentation is professionally done, Report is consistent and effectively sells its recommendations

Final Examination 20%

Bring exam admission slip

Last meeting

Use 50 leaves bound notebook

Coverage (all focus questions not covered in the discussions)


Operations Analysis

Tools, Critical path method, Statistical process control, Forecasting, Inventory control, Queueing theory

Processes, Process types, Process & life cycles, Services, Food, Health care

Coordination & Planning


Theory of constraints


Cellular manufacturing


Project Management

Product launch

Critical Path method (tools)

Risk management

Competitive Project management

Design Structure Matrix

Quality Management





Robust design

SPC (tools)

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Rapid response

Customer service

Inventory positioning

Logistics system design


Core competencies