Business organizations typically have three basic functional areas, as depicted in finance, marketing, and operations. It doesn’t matter if the business is a retail store, a hospital, a manufacturing firm, a car wash, or some other type of business: it is true for all business organizations. The scope of operations management ranges across the organization. Operations management people are involved in product and service design, process selection, selection and management of technology, design of work systems, location planning, facilities planning, and quality improvement of product and services. The operations function includes many interrelated activities, such as forecasting, capacity planning, scheduling, managing inventories, assuring quality, motivating employees, deciding where to locate facilities, and more. This programme will introduce operations management present true life situations in operations in a typical Nigerian environment.