20 credits at level HE5
The module provides an opportunity for the student to understand the principles and concepts of operations management when applied to a transport environment. This understanding is directed towards a range of industrial problems specifically related to transport.
To provide an understanding of the main manual and software techniques for transport decision making.
To recognize and correctly apply specific techniques to particular transport problems
To appreciate and understand the confidence levels of the derived solutions.
14. SYLLABUS CONTENT
The selection and understanding of suitable techniques,Moving averages, Simple exponential smoothing, etc. and their application to typical transport problems.
Measures of forecast accuracy and their implications.
The total logistics concept, globalisation, supply chain management.
Supply , distribution, retailing, packaging.
Vehicle Utilisation, Vehicle Capacity.
Procurement and Inventory Decisions.
Stock holding, JIT, Inventory planning.
Warehousing and Storage.
Handling equipment, storage systems.high technology warehousing.
Order picking, Advanced systems, electronics , satellites , tracking RFID
Benchmarking and key performance indicators, fuel management.
Project Management netwok analysis,
Location as a strategic decision,Factors affecting location decisions
International dimensions of the location decision
An essential element which allows the module to immediately respond to any significant developments occurring within the transport environment. It is assumed that the developments may not be suitably introduced under the previous headings but are of such value that they must not be omitted
Formal lectures, case studies, independependent directed study 90 hours
Practical computer workshops 20 hours
Background research 50 hours
Tutorials 18 hours
Site Visits 10 hours
Assignment group work 10 hours
Examination 2 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate an understanding of the transport operational problems faced by companies within the UK||
Summarise the major variables affecting a distribution system
Explain how various limitations affect UK companies
|2.||Evaluate techniques from various domains as to their suitability for solving transport problems||Construct a coherent argument leading to a clearly stated conclusion based on an evaluation of available commercial or non-commercial packages.|
|3.||Investigate how various government regulations affect an individual and a business through the preparation of appropriate plans||
Use legislation to derive the best method of transport and present findings in a clear and understandable form
Evaluate the results and realize the implications for both business and individual
|4.||Demonstrate the ability to undertake appropriate numerical calculations
Demonstrate the ability to use the English language effective
Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate software
|Produce a piece of written work which is comprehensible to others and correctly referred|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Case Study||Group Case Study||Examination 2 hours|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
AttaranM, Management Science Information Systems, Wiley, 1999
Schonberger, Operations Management : Customer Focused Principles, Wiley, 1997
Bowersox, Donald J.Supply chain logistics management London : McGraw-Hill, 2007
Slack, Nigel.Operations management Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2007.
Heizer, Jay H.Operations management Harlow : Prentice Hall, 2007.
Stevenson, William J.Operations management London : McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.
Gubbins, Edmund J. Managing transport operations. London : Kogan Page, 1996.
Vonderembse, Mark A.Operations management : concepts, methods and strategies. Chichester : Wiley, 2003.
Markland, Robert E.Operations management : concepts in manufacturing and services.Cincinnati : South Western College, 1998.
Krajewski, Lee J.Operations management : processes and value chUpper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.ains
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