MGMT6003 Operations Management

Objectives:

  • Understand and apply research principles and methods applicable to MBA;
  • Apply operations management knowledge to practise;
  • Utilise creativity and initiative in the assessment;
  • Utilise effective communication.

How the assessment fits into the subject/course:

The assessment of this subject equips students with the theories, concepts and models which support operations from a strategic perspective, design measurement and performance management of operations

Assessment Linkages of Part 1 and 2:

Part 1 and part 2 of the assessment are interlinked and therefore students will utilise the knowledge and experience gained from part 1 and apply in part 2.

Operations ManagementInstructions:

Part 1

Students will create an operations plan and a process map for a product or service, including finding a suitable mechanism/methodology by which to present it.

Students are expected to reflect the following learning outcomes in their plan and process map:

  • Identify the critical components of operations management function in differing organisations and clearly demonstrate their relationship to decision making and value chain.

 

  • Evaluate, apply and articulate the principles and quantitative methodologies to assist decision-making in operations process planning, scheduling and inventory management.
  • Critically evaluate the role of operations management in the strategic management of organisations and supply chains

Output/Deliverable and parameters of the assessment

Students are expected to submit an individual operations plan and a process map for a product or service.

RESOURCES TO BE PROVIDED:

  • An electronic library and reading guide is provided to all students including a range of e-textbooks and journals available through online journal databases including EBSCO.

Criteria

  • Understanding of research principles and methods applicable to MBA
  • Application of knowledge to practise
  • Knowledge and skills demonstrating creativity and initiative
  • Use of effective communication

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the critical components of operations management function in differing organisations and clearly demonstrate their relationship to decision making and value chain.
  • Evaluate, apply and articulate the principles and quantitative methodologies to assist decision-making in operations process planning, scheduling and inventory management.
  • Critically evaluate the role of operations management in the strategic management of organisations and supply chains.