This course gives you an introduction to the functional area of production and operations management as practiced in manufacturing industries and the services sector. It includes decision-making, project management, facility layout in both manufacturing and services industries, waiting lines, quality control, just-in-time systems, forecasting, aggregate planning, inventory management, materials requirements planning (MRP), and operations scheduling.
Delivery is self-paced, allowing you the flexibility to proceed through the course according to your own schedule. TRU-OL has no admission requirements and you can register for this course at any time throughout the year.
Completion of the first year of a business diploma program and STAT 1201. Students are required to be comfortable with basic algebra. MATH 1711, MATH 107, MATH 1091 or MATH 1101 is recommended.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
NOTE: Students will receive a custom text printed by the publisher.
The ISBN is: 9781121517110 / 1121517110. This textbook differs from the one noted above.
You will need a basic business or scientific (non-programmable) calculator that includes square root functions.
An Open Learning Faculty member is available to assist students. Primary communication is by phone at a mutually convenient time. You will receive the necessary contact information when you start your course.
The final grade for the course is based on four assignments and the invigilated final exam. In order to successfully complete this course, students must obtain at least 50% on the final mandatory examination and 50% in the course overall.