1. Module Title: Production and Operations Management
2. Module Description:
The module employs a systems approach to examine the production and information systems of organisations, with a focus on the integration of transformation activities of firms to produce goods and services and the information systems that link these processes. Throughout the module the use of information technology to carry out these functions and improve operations will be emphasised.
This module is also intended to be a survey of the operating practices and procedures found in both manufacturing and service delivery firms. It will focus on those business processes and procedures used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. The value added aspects of Operations Management such as purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control and project management are also covered.
3. Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the module the students will be able to:
describe how organisations can reduce waste and improve quality.
explain the impact and importance of the customer-supplier-competitor relationship within business operations.
apply quantitative tools and techniques for planning, predicting, measuring and monitoring operations.
base strategic decisions on information derived from these tools and techniques.
understand the relationship between operations and each of the other major business functions such as Marketing, Human Resources, Finance.
describe how operations strategies can enhance the effectiveness of the business.
recognise the importance of accurately predicting demand and adjusting capacity in response to demands
4. Indicative Content
• Design of production and information systems
• Just-in-time/lean production...