MGMT07025 2016 Operations Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Operations Management 1
Transcript Title
Operations Management
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John McNamara
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7 SG_BMKTG_B07 202000 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202000 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BADDO_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business

This subject aims to introduce students to the strategic role and objectives of operations management in both manufacturing and service organisations and to develop their understanding of the key decision areas and related techniques associated with the design of products/services, facilities and processes.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Explain how the operations function has a central role in the organisation.


Explain the similarities and differences in the nature of the operation of manufacturing and service industries and understand the implications for the management of each sector.


Explain how operations strategy is derived from corporate requirements and is related to other functional strategies.


Describe and evaluate techniques used in the design of products/services and the processes that deliver them.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, reading and case study discussion

Practice using some analytical techniques

Module Assessment Strategies

MC Quizzes to confirm readings are completed and understood

Practical project were students are required to identify the concepts/practices in action

Final examination to confirm overall understanding of material covered

Repeat Assessments

Repeat examination and where a pass mark has not been obtained in continuous assessment an additional research project.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Operations Management

Role and Objectives of Operations Management

Operations Strategy and its relationship to business strategy 

Design in Operations Management   

Product/Services Design processes and techniques

Operations Networks Design

Design of Layout and Flow  

Process technologies in manufacturing and service organisations 

Job Design & Work Organisation 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Computer based assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Research Project Practical Group Project 25 % Week 11

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom student presentations and discussion 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-05-12 Operations Management Pearson Education Limited
ISBN 1292098678 ISBN-13 9781292098678

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Alistair Brandon-Jones, 2016 Operations Management Pearson Education Limited
ISBN-10 1292098678, ISBN-13 9781292098678

URL Resources

Other Resources

Full text journals available on Library databases:


International Journal of Operations & Production Management

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Supply Chain Management: An International Journal

Business Source Premier

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Production & Operations Management

Operations Management

Operations & Fulfillment

Logistics Management

Supply Chain Management Review

Journal of Business Logistics

Additional Information