Operations Management

Module summary

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



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 module 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 how a unified approach to operations management facilitates enterprise integration and supply chain management.
4 Appreciate the state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) for implementing
Operations Management.

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.