MBAD612-18M1 (C) MBA One 2018

Operations Management

10 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 12 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 23 February 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 23 March 2018

Description

As global competition in both manufacturing and services increases, operations can be a significant source of competitive advantage for a firm. This course exposes students to a range of concepts, tools and techniques for creating value in the design, direction and control of processes that transform inputs into products and/or services. The topics include: operations strategy, forecasting, capacity, design of processes and supply chain management

As global competition in both manufacturing and services increases, operations can be a significant source of competitive advantage for a firm. This course exposes students to a range of concepts, tools and techniques for creating value in the design, direction and control of processes that transform inputs into products and/or services.

The topics include: operations strategy, performance management, forecasting, inventory management, strategic capacity management, supply chain management, improvement and management of processes.

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the operations and the role that operations management plays within an organisation. By the end of the course, students should have developed an appreciation for the challenges in providing world class products and services and the ability to use analytical tools and conceptual frameworks to guide their thinking about operations.

LO1 To understand the strategic role of operations management in creating and enhancing a firm’s competitive advantages

LO2 To understand key concepts and issues of OM in both manufacturing and service organizations

LO3 To apply analytical skills and problem-solving tools to the analysis of the operations problems

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable Note

Thursdays, 5:00 to 8:15 PM, Law 526

Course Coordinator

Pavel Castka

Professor Pavel Castka

Office: L341 (Level 3, Business and Law Building)

Phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 8617; pavel.castka@canterbury.ac.nz

Assessment

Quiz 1-4  --  Individual (12%; 3% each) --  Due dates: Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 29

Test  --  Individual (18%)  --  Due date: March 15

Simulation Game  --   Group (30%)  --  Due date: April 5

Research Enquiry  --  Individual (40%)  --  Due date: April 12


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Appeals and Grievances

Special Consideration

Special Consideration Application

Textbooks / Resources

F. Robert Jacobs and Richard B. Chase. Operations and Supply Chain Management. The Core. Third edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin. Required Chapters: 1-4, 6-7

Addition readings are also available on Learn and in your Course Reader.

Course links

Learn

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,536.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Master of Business Administration Programme on the department and colleges page.

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