|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable managers to understand the fundamental importance of operations management; to understand the relationships between stakeholder needs, organisational objectives and operational strategies; to analyse a range of strategic options available to operations decision-makers; to be able to appraise and select the most appropriate sustainable operational strategies; to understand how to apply the stage-gate approach to managing projects; to appraise, select, plan, control and manage projects, to critically analyse the operational performance of organisations.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Defining operations strategy; analysing operations; examining the market/operations interface; integrating corporate objectives and operations strategy; design in operations; capacity strategies; supply networks; quality management; improvement strategies; global issues and sustainability; the stage-gate approach to projects - taking projects from the concept stage, through scoping, business/development planning, testing and launch.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
Taught Mode (T)
The module is delivered in taught mode by lectures, interactive group work, case study tutorials and directed self-study.
Distance Learning Mode (DL)
The module is delivered in DL mode by self directed learning from web-based learning materials, with on-line support.
Component 1 is assessed by written coursework.
Component 2 is assessed by written coursework.
The module uses a comprehensive list of supplementary texts and Journal sources, for example; International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, International Journal of Purchasing Management, R & D Management, The Project Management Journal.