PREFACE

OBJECTIVES

Operations Management: Theory and Practice is the successful culmination of evolved ideas and clarity of thought arising out of teaching the subject at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore for nearly 22 years. This book is the outcome of continuous testing of alternative ideas, concepts and pedagogical designs with MBA students, working executives from diverse industries, and research scholars.

Although there are several books available on the subject written by international authors, students find it difficult to relate to the examples used in them. The basic concept of this book is to bridge this critical gap by preserving all the salient features one usually finds in international textbooks, and at the same time, ...

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