Students of the Master in Manufacturing Management programme of the University of Colombo recently visited the Toyota Motor Corporation and Sodick Electrical Discharge Machines (EDMs) manufacturers in Thailand.
The objective of this study tour was to obtain a critical insight as to how world class manufacturers conduct their day to day manufacturing operations and formulate strategies for the future. The students consisted of senior and middle level managers working in Sri Lankan manufacturing organizations.
The Master in Manufacturing Management programme, conducted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, first commenced in 2004, and has become the most sought after postgraduate program in that manufacturing field. The programme inculcates in the students the skills necessary to take strategic decisions in the manufacturing sector. The group of students were accompanied by the coordinators of the program, Ranil Senaratna, Aruna Wickramarachchi, Dr. A.A. Azeez, faculty member Manone Perera and Senior Assistant Registrar L. Prasanna De Silva.