Operations management is among the promising career options in India. Learn about the opportunities, courses and education for operations managers in India.

Careers in Operations Management

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 level.

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
To 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
Operations 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
With 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.

Remuneration 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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