07 Aug 2019 17:39 IST

IIM Calcutta introduces EPOM programme

The one-year online course will be held for three hours on Saturdays

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has announced that its Executive Programme in Operations Management (EPOM) will commence from September 7. A course that meets the needs of working professionals, EPOM aims to equip managers and practitioners with the concepts and practices of operations management in the services and manufacturing sectors. The last date for applications is August 15.

Operations managers are required to ensure effective production and distribution of services and resources. According to PwC India’s report on industrial manufacturing, the need for operations management also comes from the industrial manufacturing sector, a major growth area of the Indian economy with diverse companies engaged in manufacturing machinery and equipment, electrical and metal products, cement, building and construction material and automation technology.

Analytical understanding

Programme Director Prof Partha Priya Datta said “The programme is a part of IIM Calcutta’s initiative to introduce quality education to working executives in the field of operations management. Excellence in operations management reduces the cost base of the firm and helps bring in more revenue through innovative process changes. Thus, there is a need to build effective operations to develop leadership in manufacturing and service sectors. This is a gap we aim to address through this course by specially designing a curriculum to meet the needs of the industry with a multidisciplinary approach and sharing different management science tools and techniques.”

Programme Director Prof Peeyush Mehta said, “In this course, we review the processes and systems that affect the operations of firms. This is achieved through detailed analysis and description of different production and service operations. Then, we discuss in detail the operational planning and control systems that enhance the competitiveness of firms. The objective of this course is to develop an analytical understanding of the role of production and operations management in firms’ success.”

The one-year online course will be held for three hours on Saturdays. It will include case studies, live corporate examples and analytical tools (qualitative and quantitative).