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MS 2511

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Smart & Dr J Lamb

Pre-requisite(s): MS 1007 and MS 1507 (with special permission for direct entrants to Level 2 to take this concurrently with MS 1507).

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.

Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 1-hour tutorial every two weeks.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%); in-course assessment (30%) consisting of a piece of computer-aided assessment (10%) and written coursework (20%) with a 2,000 word limit.

1 two-hour written examination (100%).