Topics: Operations management, Final examination, Management Pages: 5 (825 words) Published: April 27, 2013
Spring 2013


Instructor: Prof. Ramesh Bollapragada
Office: BUS 206A Phone: 415-338-7487 Email:


Class Hours:T, TH 12:35 – 13:50

Class Location: BUS 210

Office Hours:  T, TH 11:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Textbook:  Stevenson, William J., Operations Management, 10th Edition,
McGraw-Hill (2009).  (Available in SFSU Book Store) Software:  MS EXCEL software package will be used extensively. Course Description and Motivation : This course is an introduction to the typical subjects and problems associated with the production of both goods and services. Production and Operations Management is the process of managing people and resources in order to create a product or service. The material in this course is designed to prepare you for the challenges of improving productivity in various business sectors. Students are expected to gain a thorough understanding of different theoretical concepts, and develop the ability to apply them to various real-world situations. Prerequisite Courses: DS/BA/MATH 110, DS/BA 212, BICS/ISYS 263 Add/Drop Dates: Students must enroll in classes during the first four weeks of the semester. Students will not be permitted to add later even if they have attended all classes, taken all exams, and otherwise completed all course requirements. University policy is that withdrawals are permitted only for serious and compelling reasons. In addition, College of Business policy prohibits students from withdrawing from the same course more than once for any reason. Homework Problems: Homework problems will be assigned directly from the Textbook. You do not need to submit the Homework assignments, but your performance on the course is expected to significantly improve if you solve all homework problems and attend all classes. Exams and Grading: There will be two midterm exams and a final exam (Final exam will be based on the topics covered after the second mid-term). All exams will be open textbook, and open class notes (except these two, absolutely no other material is allowed). Students are expected to bring a calculator, blue book, and scantron to the exams. The midterm exams are essay type (problem solving). One week prior to the midterm exam, there will be a multiple choice exam, which will count towards the midterm grade. Make-up exams are absolutely not given. There will be one major project assigned for the course (students can do it in groups of three). Plagiarism on the project is absolutely not permitted. The course grade will be based on relative performance, and is weighted as follows:

Class Participation 7%
Midterm Exam 1 23%
Midterm Exam 2 23%
Final Exam 35%
Separate grades are given for each exam to enable the students track their individual performance. The final grade is based on the cumulative overall performance.
Rough Guidance on the Grades

|≥ 94% A |[73,77) C | |[90,94) A- |[70,73) C- |
|[87,90) B+ |[66,70) D+ |
|[83, 87) B |[62,66) D |
|[80, 83) B- |[56,62) D- |
|[77,80) C+ |< 56% F |

Pages not covered in Chapters
|Topic |Chapter |Pages skipped | |Introduction |Chapter 1 |None | |Forecasting |Chapter 3 |Pages 89-90, Pages 99-102 | |Capacity Planning |Chapter 5 |None |...
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