20 credits at level HE6
The purpose of the module is to develop the learner’s knowledge and critical understanding of the function of Operations Management within the commercial environment. It is anticipated that the students following this module will already posses engineering technical knowledge and therefore the module aims to use this knowledge to put into context the role of Operations Management.
Student learning will occur through a combination of lectures and small group (10-15 students per group) tutorials, plus a programme of Industrial visits and guest lectures will be utilised where possible. This will be supplemented by directed and undirected reading, and VLE-based resources.
Students will develop their understanding of topics through realistic case studies. Some large case studies will develop several Operations Management concepts/techniques being used.
Analyses of cases will assist the learners to understand how organisations use Operations management skills and techniques it will also demonstrate that successful business’s embrace change.. The readings and discussions will give students a foundation for understanding the application of various tools and techniques for determining suitable OM approaches to defined problems.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically review Operations Management issues and practices within a range of businesses which covers manufacturing, service and administrative sectors||Select and evaluate relevant principles and practices suitable for application in a given business scenario. Conclusions will be supported by the citation of relevant source material and applications in “real-life” organisations|
|2.||Critically evaluate new Operations Management concepts, practices and techniques that develop globally to achieve organisational competitive advantage||Identify, analyse, and apply relevant Operations Management approaches to a given situation and support with relevant evidence the reasoning for the decision|
|3.||Critically evaluate and apply Operations Management with the aim of making manufacturing, service and administrative organisations more effective and competitively placed||Construct a coherent argument leading to a clearly stated conclusion based on an evaluation of available and emerging techniques.|
|4.||Communicate complex ideas and techniques by various verbal and non verbal forms and be able to apply PDP appraoches to learning whilst critically reflecting learning and development.||Produce and present a reflective learning portfolio.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Closed book examination||A group assignment which responds to specific challenges for a selected case study.||A learning portfolio whcih contains significant evidence of reflection|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Laudon, K C. (2008) E-commerce : business, technology, society. Harlow: Prentice Hall
Linstead, S. (2009) Management and Organization: a critical text. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lynch, R. (2009) Strategic Management 5th ed, Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Purcell, J. (2009) People management and Performance. London: Routledge.
Reid R & Sanders N (2002) Operations Management New York John Wiley.
Russell, RS. Taylor, BW. (2009) Operations Management: along the supply chain.Chichester: John Wiley
Rayner, C. Adam-Smith, D. (2009) Managing and Leading People. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Slack, N. Brandon-Jones, A. Johnston, R. Chambers, S (2010) Operations Management 6th Ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall [available online]
Tidd, J.Bessant, J. (2009) Managing Innovation : integrating technological, market and organizational change Chichester: John Wiley [available online - 2005 Ed.]
Vonderembse, Mark A; White, Gregory P (2004) Operations management : concepts, methods, and strategies Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley
Worthington, I. Britton, C. (2009) The Business Environment Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall
Manufacturing & service operations management : M&SOM [available online]
Production and operations management : an international journal of the Production and Operations Management Society [available online]
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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