MGMT08019 2019 Operations Management

General Details

Full Title
Operations Management
Transcript Title
Operations Management
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Subject Area
MGMT - Management
MEMA - Mech and Manufact Eng
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Noeleen Grant
Programme Membership
SG_EQLTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Engineering in Quality Management and Tech

This module provides an insight into the activities that are involved in the creation of a product or service.  Operations management is one of the core functions of any business.

Learning Outcomes

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


Apply the principles of operations management to a variety of businesses and organisations.


Identify the steps involved in product and process design and understand the different types of process layout.


Use different planning and control techniques relating to projects, capacity, inventory and material


Communicate the concept of operations networks and supply chain management


Demonstrate an understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)


Display an understanding of Lean operations


Demonstrate a knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and techniques


Display an appreciation of the impact of the operation on the environment.


Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Operations Management: operations within an organisation. The process transformation model. Operations performance objectives. The Triple Bottom Line and Sustainability
  2. Design in Operations Management: The volume -variety effect on operations design. The network perspective. Long-term capacity management. The layout procedure. The basic layout types. Detailed design of the layout.
  3. Project Planning and Control: Successful project management. Network analysis. Critical Path calculations.
  4. Planning and Control - Capacity, Inventory and Supply Chain: the nature of planning and control. Planning and control activities. Capacity planning and control. Alternative capacity plans. Inventory planning and control. The volume decision. The timing decision. Supply chain planning and control. Supply chain management.
  5. ERP: What is MRP, MRPII and ERP. MRPII calculations.
  6. The Lean philosophy. The Five Principles of Lean. Lean manufacturing tools and techniques.

Indicative Practicals/Projects  

  1. The 4V typology
  2. The Five Performance Objectives
  3. triple Bottom Line - Sustainability
  4. Layout Design
  5. Planning and Control calculations: Scheduling and Utilisation, Inventory Management
  6. Critical Path Analysis
  7. MRPII calculations
  8. The Lean Toolkit
  9. Case Studies

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Numerical or Descriptive Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam 2 1/2 hour written paper Final Exam UNKNOWN 80 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Group Work 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Theory 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Not Specified Group Work 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-05-12 Operations Management
ISBN 1292098678 ISBN-13 9781292098678

Module Resources

Other Resources


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