Operations Management

12/11/2014 Career

Operations management is a specialized job, which involves designing,
executing, implementing strategies and controlling the process of
converting resources/raw material into the desired product. It deals
with the wide range of decision making tasks such as forecasting,
product designing, selection of process and technology to be
implemented, management of the supply chain process, inventory,
maintenance, and quality management. A person willing to build a career
in this field needs to be competitive at national and international

Operations manager should have in-depth understanding of processes in
the field that are prevalent in the current scenario. He/she should have
good communication skills, leadership qualities, decision making
abilities and problem-solving skills. Good computer knowledge,
responsibility and dedication are the prerequisites for the job. An
operation manager should be able to cope with the ever-changing trends.
Operations management is taught is many prominent B-schools in India,
due to the popularity of the job.

Course Details
become a good operations manager, one has to pursue a degree/diploma
program after 10+2 or after graduation. These specialized programs are
designed in order to provide in-depth knowledge and training to the
aspirants in the field. Pursuing MBA with specialization in operation
management is the best option to get detailed understanding of the job.

Career Prospects
management has emerged as a lucrative career option among the youth in
India and abroad. It offers wide range of career opportunities in the
field of Construction, Consulting Firms, Financial Institutions,
Hospitality, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail,
Transportation and Logistics. One can work as Customer Service Support,
Distribution and Supply Chain Manager, Forecasting, Inventory Planner
and Control, Operations Planner, Scheduling and Control, Purchasing and
Materials Manager, Project Manager, Process and Methods Planner, Plant
Engineering Manager, Quality Manager, Operations Process Consul-ting
personnel, Traffic Manager, Warehouse Manager and Distributor etc.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
the increasing demand of proficient operations managers, numerous
institutions have started imparting courses in the field of operations
management. Some of the prominent institutions are - Operational
Research Society of India (ORSI), Indian Institutes of Technology
(IITs), Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, Calcutta and
Lucknow), Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Pune and
Administrative Staff College of India (Hyderabad). MBA departments of
various universities and autonomous institutes in different states of
India offer specializations in Operations Management.

of operations managers depends upon their efficiency, knowledge, skills
and experience. A beginner can earn up to Rs15000-Rs20000 per month,
while a person with two to three years of experience can earn higher.

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