(BMFP 4413)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]     Demonstrate principles of Project Management (PM), Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean Manufacturing (LM), Inventory Management (IM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM).

[2]     Apply tools and techniques of PM, TQM, LM, IM, SCM correspond to industrial requirements.

[3]     Evaluate the best solutions for managing resources and cost implications.



This course consists of two parts which caters management of manufacturing operations internally and externally. Project Management (PM), Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean Manufacturing, and Inventory Management (IM) are management practices for internal issues such as projects, quality, continuous improvements, raw materials/parts/components and finish goods. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a management practice deals with external issues that focus on supplier and logistic. Part 1a: Project Management - basic principle of project management (time-cost-performance), developing project networks (AON & AOA) and slack calculation, resource scheduling, evaluating project performance. Part 1b: TQM - foundation of TQM, TQM planning, TQM processes, and TQM people, and TQM implementation, and TQM performance. Part 1c: Lean Manufacturing – Introduction to Lean Principles and seven types of production wastes. Part 1d: Inventory Management - types of inventory management, inventory of dependent and independent demands, cycle counting, ABC analysis, and EOQ model.

Part 2: Supply Chain Management - key concepts of SCM, SCM Planning and Sourcing, and Measuring SCM Performance.


[1]     Clifford F. Gray and Erik W. Larson, 2010, Project Management: The Managerial Process, 5th Edition, Mc Graw Hill.

[2]     Muller, M., , 2011, Essentials of Inventory Management, 2nd Edition, AMACOM.

[3]     Micheal, H.H., 2006, Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition, Wiley.

[4]     Oakland, J.S., 2003, Total Quality Management: Text with Cases, 3rd Edition, Butterworth-Heinnemann.

[5]     Womack, J.P., 2003, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, 3rd Edition, Free Press.