Operations Haiku

Below is a collection of Operations Haiku, a poem made up of three phrases with 5, 7, and 5 syllables, respectively. Many of which are contributed by my students in the undergraduate operations management course.


Plan schedule control,

operations management,

inputs into goods.

When in a process,

one step affects another,

not isolated.

Managing supplies,

so very complicated,

demand keeps changing.

Buy a new machine,

decrease utilization,

let’s make some money.