Welcome to the Department of Operations Management

Overview

We are a multi-disciplinary Department with a strong focus on Operations Management and Decision Sciences. Under the former, we explore the interface between Innovation and Operations, and engage in enquiries on the core concepts of Operations Management. We deal with key techniques of Decision Sciences in the latter in order to evaluate alternatives and make recommendations on competitive priorities. Our teaching and research cover a range of field across these two disciplines such as Design and Management of Supply Chain Networks, Design of Products, Processes, Layout and Resource Planning, Quality planning, Lean Systems and Managing Improvement, Project Management and Operations scheduling, Decision Sciences, and Entrepreneurship and Tourism Management.

News

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Third Place for the Department of Operations Management team at the Inter University Business Case Challenge Competition - 2021

The team of five third year undergraduate students representing the Department of Operations Management, Faculty of Management has won the third place at the Inter University Business Case Challenge Competition held on the 30th September 2021 organized by the Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Management, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka to mark the UWU Entrepreneurs’ Day 2021.

2021-09-30 More

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“Insight talks” - Online Webinar

The Operations Management Students’ Society of the Department of Operations Management is conducting a webinar to get an industry exposure on the field of Operations Management- " Insight talks" which will be for the undergraduates of the Faculty.

Dr. Ranil Sugathadasa, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa will be the chief guest and the keynote speaker for the event. The webinar will be held on Friday, July 09th, 2021 at 6.00 p.m. via Zoom.

2021-06-24 More

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The First Runner-up from the Department of Operations Management at the Management Internship & Research Symposium-2020

2021-06-24 More

Events

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Guest Lecture on ‘Legal Issues in Events Management’

A Guest Lecture was held on the 2nd of August 2021 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. through the Zoom platform for the students who follow the OPM 3108 - Events Management course module of the Department of Operations Management. The Guest Lecture was conducted by Ms. Pamoda Jayasundera who is a Lecturer (Probationary) attached to the Department of Law, University of Perdeniya.


2021-08-01

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Insight talks career guidance session.

The Operations Management Students’ Society of the Department of Operations Management was organized a webinar to get an industry exposure on the field of Operations Management with the title of Insight talks on 09 July 2021 6.00 pm onwards via zoom platform. The target group for this session was the undergraduates who are specializing Operations Management in the Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya. This session aimed to build awareness on the industry and career opportunities available for undergraduates who are specializing in Operations Management.


2021-07-20 More

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English for Managers Day

English for Managers Day was successfully organized by the Department of Operations Management under AHEAD grant in collaboration with English Language Teaching Unit of the Faculty of Management on 25th February 2021 via zoom platform. The aim of this event was to enhance the English language proficiency of the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management, while helping them overcome their inhibitions in relation to using English and developing their confidence and creativity.


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Enterprise Day

Enterprise Day was successfully held on 14th February 2020. The programme was organized under the AHEAD grant of Department of Operations Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya. The main purpose of this event was to create a platform for the students who are specializing in Operations Management to sharpen their skills and knowledge related to innovations and creativeness.


2021-02-08 More

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Database Management System (DBMS) : A practical session

A guest lecture was conducted for 300 level BBA students of the Faculty of Management, Univeristy of Peradeniya on 'Database Management System (DBMS) : A practical session' by Mr.Prabath Gunathilake, Lecturer, Department of Statistics & Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya on 21st September 2020 at the University IT centre.


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Training Programme for Staff on “Simulation based Education; Research, Assessments”

A training programme for the staff members of the Department of Operations Management, Faculty of Management on “Simulation based Education; Research, Assessments” was held in an online platform on the 28th November 2020 from 9.00 am onwards. The programme was organized under the AHEAD grant of Department of Operations Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya.


2021-01-19 More

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Training programme on “Enterprise Resource Planning for Operations Management

A training programme on “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Operations Management” was held at the auditorium of the Faculty of Management on 28th September 2020, under the patronage of Professor Athula Ekanayake, Dean of the Faculty of Management. The programme was organized under the AHEAD grant of Department of Operations Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya.


2020-12-21 More

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Colloquium of “Staff of Operations Research Talk (SORT)”

Colloquium of “Staff of Operations Research Talk (SORT)” the flagship event of Department of Operations Management was successfully held on 3.07. 2020 at the Faculty Board Room, Faculty of Management University of Peradeniya. Prof. E.M.A.S.B. Ekanayake, Acting Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya, Dr. S. Maheshwaran, Head, Department of Operations Management and Head of Departments were graced the occasion.


2020-12-21 More

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STUDENT EXHIBITION ON LEAN MANUFACTURING-2019

A successful exhibition on the theme of ‘Lean Manufacturing’ was conducted by the fourth year students who are following the Lean Manufacturing course (OPM 401) offered by the Department of Operations Management on the 30th of August 2019 from 11.00 a.m. onwards.


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Student Exhibition on Lean Manufacturing

Students who are following the Lean Manufacturing (OPM 401) course offered by the Department of Operations Management conducted a successful exhibition as a partial fulfilment of their continuous assessment evaluation on 5th June 2018 from 10.00 am onwards.

The exhibition was named “Lean World” and five groups presented in the exhibition under themes of Evolution of Lean, Seven Waste and Productivity, Lean Tools and Performance Enhancement, Culture of Lean and Lean and Sustainability.