Strategic Operations Management: Oil & Gas
Operations strategy, Design, Quality, Improvement, Capacity, Project Management, Supply chains, Sustainability, Performance.
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|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable managers in the oil and gas sector 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 appraise and select the most appropriate sustainable operational strategies; to critically analyse the performance of organisations from an operations perspective.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Analyse organisations and stakeholder needs to clearly understand what is required for gaining competitive advantage.|
||Critically apply corporate objectives into coherent operational strategies, with reference to the design of products, services, processes and systems.|
||Critically appraise appropriate options, from a range of alternatives, that can deliver a sustainable operational strategy.|
||Critically appraise projects from a strategic perspective and apply a range of associated tools and techniques.|
||Evaluate problems, conduct research and develop solutions for a range of operational situations.|
Indicative Module Content
Defining operations strategy; analysing operations; integrating corporate objectives and operations strategy; design in operations; capacity strategies; project management; operations improvement strategies; supply networks; global issues; technology in operations; sustainable strategies.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Full Time||Part Time||Distance Learning||Blended Learning|
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|Student centred learning||38||30||30||30|
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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.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4,5|
Module is assessed by written coursework.
|1.||SLACK, N. and LEWIS, M., 2011. Operations strategy. 3rd ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall. ebook|
|2.||SLACK, N., CHAMBERS, S. and JOHNSTON, R., 2013. Operations management. 7th ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall. ebook|
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, The Project Management Journal.