Operations Management

Module summary

Module code: GEEN1015
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Engineering
Module Coordinator(s): Grahame Baker / Yanxue Sun

Specification

Aims

To provide knowledge of operations management techniques for strategic and tactical decision making for identifying and meeting customer requirements. To develop an understanding of the unified and comprehensive operations management environment. To develop the student's understanding of Information Technology Tools for implementing Operations Management techniques and to appreciate the integration and synchronisation with the external supply chain. Knowledge gained and applied within an industrial context.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1: Understand the techniques used of operation management; decision tools, design of product and processes, planning organisation and control; analyse case studies of actual applications of operation management techniques.
2: Appreciate actual Operations Management execution systems such as Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
3: Understand the application of simulation and virtual manufacturing in the CIM environment.
4: Understand how a unified approach to operations management facilitates enterprise integration and supply chain management.
5: Appreciate the state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) for implementing
Operations Management.
6: Practical understanding of the Operations Management environment within an industrial commercial context.

Indicative content

Introduction and Concepts: Introduction to Operations Management, Decision Tools: Decision Analysis and Forecasting. Modelling Operations. Systems Approach to Operations. Enterprise Integration. Strategic Decisions and Operations: Product Strategies. Process Strategies. Location Strategies. Layout Strategies. Tactical Decisions and Control: Inventory Control. Operation and Capacity Planning, Material Requirements Planning. Operations Scheduling. Lean Production and Just-in-Time. Enterprise Requirements Planning Management of the Supply Chain. Maintenance and Reliability.

Teaching and learning activity

The course will be taught by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials with appropriate computer based laboratories. Extensive use will be made of immerse simulation environments to develop a realistic and practical understanding the operations management environment within an industrial commercial context.

Assessment

Students are required to pass all components in order to pass the course. As part of the requirement, each component must be passed with the minimum pass mark as detailed below. The course must be passed with an overall minimum of 40%.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Continuous Assessment.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1,2,6.
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 25%.
Pass Mark: 30%.
Word Length: 3000 – 4000.
Outline Details: Written Essay
Individual.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Continuous Assessment.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 3,4,5.
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 25%.
Pass Mark: 30%.
Word Length: 6000.
Outline Details: Written essay as a group.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Examination.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1,2,3,4,5,6.
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 50%.
Pass Mark: 30%.
Word Length: 2 hour.
Outline Details: 2 hour closed book examination.