20 credits at level HE4
Description and purpose of the module
This module will enhance the students understanding of the Operations Management function within an organisation and learn
• Need for operations management
• Operations Management for various kinds of organisations
• Process planning
• Managing capacity
• Short term scheduling
• Project evaluation and review technique
• Facilities location
• Managing stocks
• Managing operational performance through benchmarking
Indicative syllabus content
History of operations management
Definitions of operations management
Factors affecting operations management in an organisation
Techniques for managing operations efficiently
Service operations management
A variety of teaching and learning methods including; lectures, seminars and presentation, practical work, e-learning (Web-CT), workshops, tutorials, study groups, videos, independent study, directed reading and research are employed to develop the knowledge and skills of a diverse group of learners.
Typical allocation of working hours would be:
Formal Lectures 21
Assignment Work 60
Directed Reading 38
Background Research 60
Total Hours: 200
The Learning outcomes will be assessed through coursework reports, presentations, and an examination.
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 significance of operations management in an organisation||4) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of employing operations management in different types of organisations|
|2.||• Specify and suggest operations management techniques for an organisation||5) Prepare an evaluation of an organisation and various areas of its operations and which tools are applicable in the particular area|
|3.||• Be able to investigate areas of organisation and suggest specific operations management solutions||6) Define solutions for the operations problems faced by the organisation based on the given case study.|
|4.||• Be familiar with global context and how operations management is affected by this feature||7) Understanding of how changes in global economics and operations practices effect the organisation|
|5.||• Familiarise with legalities of operations management in an organisation||8) Demonstrate what organisations need to perform to satisfy the legal requirements of operating in the particular area.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Slack et al. (2004) Operations management, 4th edition, Harlow, Financial times – Prentice Hall.
Heizer, J. and Render, B. (2004) Principles of Operations Management, 5th edition, Upper Saddle river, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Yeoman, Iand McMohan-Beattie, Una (2004) Sports and leisure operations management, U.K, Thomson.
Boddy, D. (2005) Management: an introduction, 3rd edition, Harlow, Pearson.
Pettinger, R. (2006) Introduction to management, 4th edition, , Palgrave McMillan.
Journal of operations management
Journal of production economics
|Host Subject Group:||Business, Logistics & Information Systems|
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