Production and operations management 801

Module code IPP 801
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

This module presents an integrated perspective on the central role of production and operations (manufacturing and services) within industrial enterprises and covers the spectrum of systems, products and services. Firstly, the module deals with the role of the production and operations function in the enterprise and its interaction with the other functions in the organisation, emphasising aspects like customer requirements, competitiveness and measurements. An overview of the different types of production/operations processes is also provided. Secondly, the basic elements within the POM environment are covered in detail and include day-to-day operations management decisions, master planning consisting of demand management, production and capacity planning and the master production schedule, in/outsourcing, scheduling and inventory reduction. TOC with its foundation as a continuous improvement management approach is central to the module. The aim is to supply the student with background knowledge to understand the principles of production and operations management applicable to all industries and types of organisations.

Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 20 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Engineering and Technology Management
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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