MBAD612-19M1 (C) MBA One 2019

Operations Management

10 points
11 Feb 2019 - 07 Apr 2019

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 MBA Director

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 702 11 Feb - 7 Apr

Timetable Note

Please note: Actual lecture times are from 5:00 to 8:15 pm.

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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NOTE: UC General Course and Examination Regulations

Appeals and Grievances

Special Consideration

Special Consideration Application

Textbooks

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 $1,567.00

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

For further information see Executive Development Programme on the department and colleges page.

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