Operations management 814

Module code GIB 814
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Gordon Institute of Business Science
Module content

This module examines how an organisation’s structures, systems and processes contribute to its competitive position. This involves management of the processes whereby inputs such as labour, materials and equipment are converted to products or services that meet customers’ needs at an acceptable cost. Improving performance cross-functionally and across the value chain is an important focus. Topics include functional versus corporate operations strategy, operations’ reactive role, service-delivery systems design, process choice, quality management and improving operations, time and productivity, aligning operations to markets, and the impact of technology developments on the service-delivery system. You will be able to analyse an operating system’s efficiency in terms of process design, capacity and quality of service, and make recommendations to improve its design or operation. You will have a greater appreciation of the need to manage integrated processes across the value chain to achieve business success.

Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 28 contact hours per 3 week cycle
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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