Operations Management

Unit code: BMO2181 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
BEO1000 - Business Data Analytics and Visualisation; or
APP2014 - Psychology 2B (applicable for ABPB students ONLY)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

Create business value with the Operations Management unit.

Operations management is the activities that create value by transforming materials into goods and services for customers.

In this unit you will develop your ability to understand and analyse operational problems and propose solutions. This requires a thorough understanding of both operations management principles and techniques and the ability to apply this knowledge in practice.

You will learn about:

  • operations functions in manufacturing and service organisations
  • planning and control of operations processes and design
  • application of key quantitative and qualitative methodologies and techniques
  • strategies to improve organisational performance in a globalised environment.

You will work in a team to reflect on case studies about industrial applications and practices. This will include:

  • problem solving
  • videos of exemplar case studies
  • hearing from industry speakers and/or an industry site visit related to business operations and report preparation.

You will enhance your business communication skills, industry-relevant knowledge and mastery of essential tools that will help you become an industry-ready graduate.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Conceptualise and apply operations management principles and practices within manufacturing and services;
  2. Critically analyse operations functions, and related tools and techniques to manage activities in manufacturing and services within global supply chain context;
  3. Collaborate with other team members to brainstorm and solve industry problems, prepare a group industry report and deliver a professional presentation based on selected case study; and,
  4. Conceptualise and synthesise information from various sources to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge in operations management for higher productivity.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 15%
Online quiz on week 1 topics
Assessment type: Presentation
|
Grade: 15%
Case study presentation (Group)
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 30%
Industry report (Group)
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
In-class test with application for theories and methodologies/techniques

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University, National School of Business Management, Colombo, Sunway College Johor Bahru, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 15%
Online quiz on week 1 topics
Assessment type: Presentation
|
Grade: 15%
Case study presentation (Group)
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 30%
Industry report (Group)
Assessment type: Examination
|
Grade: 40%
Final Examination

Required reading

Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Heizer, J., Render, B., & Munson, C. (2020).| Harlow, Essex, England: Pearson.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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