Description : This Book Is Designed To Serve As A Text For Management, Economics, Accountancy (Chartered And Cost Accountancy), And Commerce Students. The Book Covers Concepts, Illustrations And Problems In Statistics And Operations Research. Part I Deals With Statistical Techniques For Decision Making. Part Ii Studies Various Operations Research Techniques For Managerial Decisions.The Book Contains Illustrations And Problems, Drawn Extensively From Various Functional Areas Of Management, Viz., Production, Finance, Marketing And Personnel, Which Are Designed To Understand Real Life Decision Making Situations. In Order To Make The Book Self-Contained, All Relevant Mathematical Concepts And Their Applications Have Been Included. To Enhance The Understanding Of The Subject Matter By The Students Belonging To Different Disciplines, The Approach Adopted In This Book, Both In Statistics And Operations Research, Is Conceptional Rather Than Mathematical. Hence Complicated Mathematical Proofs Have Been Avoided.This Book Would Be An Ideal Reference To Executives, Computer Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Economic Planners And Social Scientists. The Other Books By The Same Authors Are: Operations Research For Management And Business Statistics.
Description : This book on Operation Research has been specially written to meet the requirements of the M.Sc., M.Com. and M.B.A. students for all Indian Universities. The subject matter has been discussed in such a simple way that the students will find no difficulty to understand it. The proof of various theorems and examples has been given with minute details. Each chapter of this book contains complete theory and fairly large number of solved examples, sufficient problems have also been selected from various universities examination papers. Contents: Project Management PERT and CPM, Markov Chains, Basic Simplex Method, Resource Scheduling, Assignment Problem, Cost Analysis, Contracting and Updating.
Description : Materials management has become an important activity in both manu facturing and service organizations. Rapid changes in the industrial envi ronment, such as the introduction of automation and Just-In-Time, and demands for increased productivity and quality have increased the need for alI personnel to be concerned with total control of materials. Clearly this trend will continue, and materials management wilI play an increasingly vital role in organizational success, especialIy for operations that are be coming automated. Materials management will be more critical in many service organizations where the materials group has received little attention in the past. This book covers the basic materials management function and provides valuable insights into various other major functions related to it. We believe that each of these-manufacturing, marketing, finance, quaIity assurance, and engineering-is vitalIy involved in materiaIs management, and any coverage of the subject that excludes these functions offers too narrow a perspective. With increasing demand for materials managers, human resource re quirements will be satisfied by individuals trained within the discipline and by personnel who have worked in other fields. The dimensions of materials management have grown so rapidly that many practicing managers are not aware that they are fulfilling material management functions. It is impor tant that alI individuals have the basic knowledge required to perforrn their roles in these organizations.
Description : In this book, Badiru presents quantitative models in practical formats for project planning, scheduling, and control. The book organizes quantitative topics that have been successfully used in business, management, production, and service operations into an integrated framework for project management. Numerous examples are used to clarify the techniques covered. The quantitative approach of the book is designed to complement the usual qualitative approach to project management.
Description : ManagementConcepts of management and organization - nature, Importance and functions of management, Taylor's scientific management theory, Fayol's principles of management, Mayo's Hawthome experiments, Maslow's theory of human needs, Douglas McGregor's theory X and theory Y, Herzberg's two-factor theory of motivation, Systems approach to management, Leadership styles, Social responsibilities of management.Designing Organisational StructuresBasic concepts related to organisation - Departmentation and decentralisation, Types of mechanistic and organic structures of organisation (Line organization, Line and staff organization, Functional organization, Committee organization, Matrix organization, Virtual organisation, Cellular organisation, Team structure, Boundaryless organization, Inverted pyramid structure, Lean and flat organization structure) and their merits, Demerits and suitability.Operations ManagementPrinciples and types of plant layout - methods of production (Job, batch and mass production), Work study - basic procedure involved in method study and work measurement, Statistical quality control : Chart, R chart, c chart, p chart, (simple problems), Acceptance sampling, Deming's contribution to quality.Materials ManagementObjectives, Need for inventory control, EOQ, ABC analysis, Purchase procedure, Stores management and stores records.Marketing : Functions of marketing, Marketing mix, Marketing strategies based on product life cycle, Channels of distribution.Human Resources Management (HRM)Concepts of HRM, HRD and personnel management and industrial relations (PMIR), HRM Vs. PMIR, Basic functions of HR manager : Manpower planning, Recruitment, Selection, Training and development, Placement, Wage and salary administration, Promotion, Transfer, Separation, Performance appraisal, Grievance handling and welfare administration, Job evaluation and merit rating.Project Management (PERT/CPM)Network analysis, Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), Critical Path Method (CPM), Identifying critical path, Probability of completing the project within given time, Project cost analysis, Project crashing. (Simple problems).Strategic ManagementMission, Goals, Objectives, Policy, Strategy, Programmes, Elements of corporate planning process, Environmental scanning, Value chain analysis, SWOT analysis, Steps in strategy formulation and implementation, Generic strategy alternatives.Contemporary Management PracticesBasic concepts of MIS, End user computing, Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), Just-In-Time (JIT) system, Total Quality Management (TQM), Six sigma and Capability Maturity Model (CMM) levels, Supply chain management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Performance management, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Business process re-engineering and bench marking, Balanced score card.