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The focus of this course is not people but processes, not outside the organisation but within. Operations transform materials, information and customers to create goods and services using staff and facilities. We study process types and focus particularly on projects. We see how capacity and inventory reconcile demand and output and explore location, supply chains, quality, risk and resilience. About 40% of the course is on projects and project-management techniques. Prepare for both critical discussion of theory and application (operationalisation), including calculation.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course introduces students to operations management with a particular focus on project management. Operations management is the design, management and control of processes that transform materials, information and customers to create goods and services. Project management is the design, management and control of operations that have a definite start and finish point and use a defined set of resources. So project management is a specialised part of operations management. This course focusses on projects and operations that produce either services or mass/continuous processes. It has a particular emphasis on energy and environment. Topics covered include operations management definition and strategic importance, location and supply chain, capacity and inventory, risk and resilience, and quality management. And about 40% of the course is on project management.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online MCQ (20%)
Group report 2500 words (30%)
Individual report 800 words (25%)
Individual reflective report 800 words (25%)
Resit: 100% resubmission of single assignement.
There are no assessments for this course.
Grades for the online multiple choice test will be made available by the start of the teaching week (middle week of three-week block-taught MBA courses). Other grades will be made available within 15 working days of the end of the course. In addition, students will have summative case studies and exercises during teaching week, and they will get immediate feedback from them.