Operations Management Essentials for the Major Field Exam for the MBA

These tools address: quantitative decision making; quality; supply chain; planning; control; and service management.

  1. What Is Six Sigma?

    Six Sigma at many organizations simply means a measure of quality that strives for near perfection. Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driv...

  2. Supply chain

    The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals defines supply chain management as follows: "Supply Chain Management encompasses the...

  3. What is Supply Chain Management?

    Part 1 of 12 - This module introduces viewers to the field of supply chain management. It describes the complex supply chain of a simple ...

  4. Total quality management

    Total quality management ( TQM) consists of organization-wide efforts to install and make permanent a climate in which an organization co...

  5. Control

    Controlling is one of the managerial functions like planning, organizing, staffing and directing. It is an important function because it ...

  6. Planning

    Planning (also called forethought) is the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Pla...

  7. Operations research

    Operations research is a discipline that deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. It is o...

  8. Quality Management in 3 Minutes

    A brief and simple explanation of Quality Management.

  9. Service management

    Service management is integrated into supply chain management as the intersection between the actual sales and the customer. The aim of h...

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