10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Operations Management is concerned with the management of the production of goods and services, closely interfacing with other business functions. This module introduces case studies alongside the fundamentals of the subject including the planning and controlling operations; capacity and inventory management; materials requirements and enterprise resource planning; project management; quality management; lean; and operations improvement. These topics provide a foundation for making improvements to a company's operations. Assessment will be through coursework and a presentation. This will provide a rationale for the choices made to justify the management techniques used, with a view to improve efficiency ideally within their own workplace.

Restrictions on availability: Foundation Degree, BEng, Higher Apprenticeship, Degree Apprenticeship students in relevant employment

Staff Contact: WHITE LINDA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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