This outline is for the 10 credit version of this module

Introduction

Operations management involves transforming inputs (capital, labour and materials) efficiently and effectively into outputs valued by the end customer in manufacturing or service environments. Logistics is recognised as a key function in meeting market requirements quickly, flexibly and without incurring punitive inventory costs. To be competitive companies need to manage operations and logistics both internally and externally across all their supply chains. This module will give students a comprehensive understanding of tools and techniques involved in operations and logistics management. This will enable students to evaluate which tools, techniques and technologies are most applicable in different industrial contexts.

Objectives

Upon successful completion participants will be able to:

Syllabus

Assessment

There are 3 different assessment modes. In addition to testing the learning outcomes they are designed to suit the different delivery modes and student characteristics for different programmes.

UK part-time Masters courses, Overseas programmes (Singapore)
Written post module assignment. 100% weighting

UK Full-time Masters Courses, Overseas programmes (China BCU, North Cyprus Eastern Mediterranean University Programme, Thailand)
In-module oral assessment & presentation. 20% weighting.
Written post module assignment. 80% weighting.

Overseas programmes (Hong Kong PolyU)
In-module oral assessment & presentation. 30% weighting
Written post module assignment. 70% weighting

Duration

5 days, 33 hours minimum (lectures and seminars). 33 hours split between lectures & seminars as appropriate. e.g. 15 hours of lectures and 18 hours of seminars.