Operations Management

Unit code: BMO2181 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
Online Real Time
BEO1106 - Business Statistics
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

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Operations Management is one the specialised units of Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) course. This unit 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.

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.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

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

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University, National School of Business Management, Colombo, Sunway College Johor Bahru, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 15%
Individual X 3
Assessment type: Presentation
|
Grade: 10%
Group presentation
Assessment type: Case Study
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Grade: 25%
Group Case Study Report on Industry Visit
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 50%
Final Examination

Required reading

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

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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