Operations Management is one the specialised units of Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) course. This unit (BMO2181) is a gateway to other specialised units of the course. The unit aims to empower business graduates to develop the ability to understand and analyse specific operational problems and to propose solutions. This requires a thorough understanding of both the operations management principles and techniques so as to be able to apply this knowledge in practice. This unit includes the following topics: operations function in manufacturing and service industries; the planning and control of the operations process; application of operations management tools and techniques.

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Online Real Time
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BEO1106 - Business Statistics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise operations management principles and techniques so as to be able to apply this knowledge in practice;  
  2. Critically analyse operations functions and its management in manufacturing and service industries and their global supply channels;  
  3. Work collaboratively to solve various operational problems and to propose and justify solutions using appropriate methods;  
  4. Implement operations management knowledge for a lean and sustainable business; and  
  5. Work collaboratively with other team members to prepare a group project report and deliver a professional presentation based around selected case study.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Multiple Choice Quiz 15%
Presentation Group presentation 15%
Case Study Group Case Study Report 30%
Test Final Test 40%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Individual X 3 15%
Presentation Group presentation 10%
Case Study Group Case Study Report on Industry Visit 25%
Examination Final Examination 50%

Required reading

Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management (12th ed., global ed.).
Heizer, J., Render, B., & Munson, C. (2018).
Harlow, Essex, England: Pearson.

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