15.761 Operations Management

As taught in: Summer 2002

Trees being sold for $100 each.

Illustration showing a portion of the "Newsvendor Model," a classic trade-off situation explained in Lecture 11. (Image by Prof. Thomas Roemer and MIT OpenCourseWare.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Prof. Donald Rosenfield

Prof. Thomas Roemer

Course Features

Course Description

This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. The course provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. We present the material in five modules:

  1. Operations Analysis
  2. Coordination and Planning
  3. Quality Management
  4. Project Management
  5. Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.