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Operations is the part of management that considers processes rather than people and focuses on the organisation rather than its environment.
We study processes and process types: when we produce goods or provide services through projects, jobs, batches or by mass production or mass services. We study layout–how facilities are arranged–, capacity and inventory–how much we can make and when to store–, supply chains, project management, quality and improvement.
The course considers theories such as lean and just-in-time but also practice. You will need a calculator besides the ability to write reports.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The course will contain a range of core operations management theories, frameworks and tools. These will include basic concepts of operations management that reflect the currently including: definitions; operations objectives; the nature of process planning and control; capacity; supply chain management; process design; layout and flow; and project management. The course will include recent examples and will be adapted to reflect the changing nature of operations management and its tools and techniques. Students will be encouraged to take a critical approach when evaluating current initiatives in management.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2-hour examination (70%)
Formative computer aided assessments
Written course work (1500 word limit) (30%)
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
This will take place through tutorial discussions and through the in-course assessment.
Feedback is given in the computer-aided assessment on a question-by-question basis. Students are assessed in the first four weeks of the course so that they have an early opportunity to evaluate their own progress. Students recieve individual written feedback on their written coursework. On a less formal basis, via verbal feedback during tutorial discussions, and after tutorial presentations.