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Module Title
Operations Management
Reference BS2108 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved July 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the principles and practices of Operations Management. To develop student's knowledge on the concepts systems and strategies relevant to operations management and an ability to analyse and solve problems associated with operational environments.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Understand the principles of operations management and be able to distinguish between the different aspects of operations management practice.
2 Evaluate the concepts, systems and strategies relevant to operations management.
3 Interpret problems associated with operations and apply operational tools and techniques to analyse such problems to improve performance.

Indicative Module Content
The role and function of Operations, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Operations Strategy, Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Capacity, Inventory, Improvement and Measurement Techniques, Project Management, Lean, Just-in-time, Planning and Control Systems, Design, Facility Location and Layout.

Module Delivery
The module will include lectures, tutorials, case studies, computer workshops, directed self-study and private study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: A report of 3000 words

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BARNES, D., 2008. Operations management: an international perspective. London: Thomson. ebook
2 HEIZER, J. and RENDER, B., 2011. Principles of operations management. 8th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.
3 NAYLOR, J., 2002. Introduction to operations management. 2nd ed. Harlow: Financial Times Press.
4 SLACK, N., CHAMBERS, S. and JOHNSTON, R., 2010. Operations management. 6th ed. Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall. ebook

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