Course Structure

Program Design

To achieve the VLFM philosophy, the program structure is based on three pillars: technology, process and management.

Program Objectives

  • Assess the manufacturing challenges in a dynamic business environment.
  • Evaluate the options (tech, process and mgmt.) in manufacturing systems to address challenges.
  • Devise plans to enhance manufacturing competitiveness.
  • Create an environment for innovations to achieve manufacturing excellence

VLFM course types:

Perspective P
Tools Technique T
Integration I
Systems View S

Program Timelines

Sr No. Module Venue No. of Weeks From To
1 Induction (pre-requisites) and Breakthrough Management NITIE and IIT Delhi 2 Sept 1st week Sept 2nd week
2 Module 1 (NITIE 8 courses) NITIE 5 + 1 (exam) Sept 3rd week Oct 4th week
3 Module 2 (NITIE 12 courses) NITIE 7 + 1 (exam) Nov 1st week Dec 4th week
4 Module 3 (IIT D courses) IITD 14 (including exam) Jan 1st week April 2nd week
5 Industry internship Industry 4 April 3rd week May 2nd week
6 International trek International firms 2 May 3rd week May 4th week
7 Module 4 (NITIE 9 courses) NITIE 7 + 1( exam) Jun 2nd week Aug 1st week
8 Project work and final presentations NITIE 2 Aug 2nd week Aug 3rd week
9 Program closure - - August 4th week -

VLFM Courses offered at NITIE:Process and Management

Area Hours VLFM related area name VLFM area code
Accounting Finance 45 Wealth, Value and Controls for Manufacturing VAF
Decision Sciences and Info Systems 45 Data Driven Decision Making VDS
Economics Strategy 45 Economics and Strategy for Manufacturing VES
Environment 45 Sustainability: From Best Practices to Next Practices VEE
HR / OB (includes manuf leadership with IEMS) 90* People Management and Employee Relations VOH
ETPM 55# Managing Technology and Innovation Frontiers VTP
ETPM DSIS 35# Digital Manufacturing VTD
IE MS 100#* Competing through Manufacturing VIM
Marketing 45 Marketing for Manufacturing Managers VMK
OSCM 45 Creating Value through Supply chain VOP
Total 540 - -

Course List

Area name VLFM Code Hours No of courses
Wealth, Value and Controls for Manufacturing VAF 45 2
VAF Courses
Accounting for Manufacturing VAF101 20 1
Cost management and Controls VAF102 25 2
Data Driven Decision Making VDS 50 4*
VDS Courses
Data Analytics VDS101 15 1
Operations Research in Manufacturing VDS102 15 2
Information systems for manufacturing asset management - 5* 3
Enterprise systems in Manufacturing VDS201 15 4
Economics and Strategy for Manufacturing VES 45 3
VES Courses
Managerial Economics VES101 15 1
Macro environment and Policy VES102 15 2
Strategic planning and implementation VES103 15 3
Sustainability: From Best Practices to Next Practices VEE 45 2
VEE Courses
Sustainable Development VEE101 15 1
Sustainable strategies for manufacturing VEE201 30 2
Managing Technology and Innovation Frontiers VTP 65 5*^
VTP Courses
Strategic imperatives of New Product Development VTP101 20 1
Project Management VTP201 15 2
Foresight driven technology and innovation strategy VTP202 20 3
Information systems for manufacturing asset management - 10* 4
Design of the Future Digital Factory - 5^ 5
Competing through Manufacturing VIM 140 7+*^
VIM Courses
Work System Design VIM101 20 1
Manufacturing System Design VIM102 30 2
Manufacturing Strategy VIM202 15 3
Supply chain integration VIM201 15 4
Systems approach to Manufacturing VIM203 20 5
Design of the Future Digital Factory - 15^ 6
Manufacturing Leadership - 25+ 7
People Management and Employee Relations VOH 65 3
VOH Courses
Advanced Human Resource Management VOH101 25 1
Organization behaviour: energizing workforce VOH102 20 2
Manufacturing Leadership VOH301 20+ 3
Marketing for Manufacturing Managers VMK 45 3
VOH Courses
Marketing: Theory and Practice VMK101 15 1
Market Research for Global Manufacturing Competitiveness VMK201 15 2
Business to Business Marketing VMK202 15 3
Creating Value through Supply chain VOP 45 3
VOP Courses
Operations Process Analysis and Capacity Management VOP101 10 1
Operations planning under uncertainty VOP201 15 2
Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, and Logistics Planning VOP202 20 3
- - 540 at NITIE. +*^shared

VLFM Courses offered at IIT-D-Technology Related Courses

Sr.No. Course Title Domain/Area Credits Hours (Lecture + Lab)
1 Industrial Safety and Hazards - 1 10
2 Energy Management in Manufacturing - 3 30
3 Machining basics and machining technology SM 2 20
4 Machine tools and Tool design SM 2 20
5 Process Engineering SM 1 10
6 Engineering Measurement SM 1 10
7 Micro and Nano fabrication SM 2 20
8 CAD /CAM DDM 3 30
9 Additive manufacturing DDM 3 30
10 Automation/Mechatronics DDM 3 30
11 Robotics DDM 2 20
12 Materials MCM 2 20
13 Casting MCM 2 20
14 Welding MCM 3 30
15 Forming MCM 3 30
16 Processing of polymers and composites MCM 3 30

SM-Subtractive Manufacturing,DDM-Digital Design and Manufacturing,MCM- Materials and Core Manufacturing

Spread of Learning

  • Focused program vision and objectives to serve the broad requirements of manufacturing (discrete).
  • Structured following the best practices of international manufacturing leadership programmes.
  • Structured learning outcome based curriculum design with emphasis on experiential learning and practice.
  • A judiciousbalance of classic and next generation of manufacturing requirements through the domain of sustainable manufacturing, manufacturing operations, smart manufacturing, breakthrough innovation strategies, digital factory design, systems thinking for leadership.
Activities Total hours / Duration
Induction, Breakthrough Management 2 weeks ~ 80 hours
NITIE (Process and Management courses) 540 hours
IIT Delhi (Technical courses) 360 hours
Total instruction - contact hours 980 hours
Internship 4 weeks ~ 160 hours
Industry trek 2 weeks ~ 80 hours
International Visit 2 weeks ~ 80 hours
TOTAL HOURS OF ENGAGEMENT 1300 HOURS
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