Introduction to Production and Operations Management
This course examines the functional area of production and operations management as practised in the manufacturing industry. The course includes decision-making, capacity planning, aggregate planning, forecasting, inventory management, distribution planning, materials requirements planning (MRP), project management and quality control.
Online, self-paced and Print, self-paced
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness and an appreciation of the importance of the operations and supply management to the sustainability of an enterprise.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of facility layouts.
- Explain the importance of quality control.
- Apply techniques to measure quality control.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the problems of waiting lines.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of just-in-time systems.
- Explain the importance of forecasting.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply some mathematical forecasting techniques.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of aggregate planning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the problems involved in inventory management.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying materials requirements planning.
- Develop basic materials requirement schedules.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of operations scheduling.
- Unit 1: Introduction to Operations and Supply Management
- Unit 2: Project Management
- Unit 3: Manufacturing Processes and Facility Layout
- Unit 4: Service Processes and Waiting Lines
- Unit 5: Quality Management
- Unit 6: Lean Manufacturing
- Unit 7: Demand Management and Forecasting
- Unit 8: Aggregate Sales and Operational Planning
- Unit 9: Inventory Control
- Unit 10: Material Requirements Planning
- Unit 11: Scheduling
Required Text and Materials
The following textbook is required for this course:
Jacobs, F. R., & Chase, R. B. (2018). Operations and supply chain management. (15th
ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Education.
A calculator that includes square root functions.
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1: Module 1||15%|
|Assignment 2: Module 2||15%|
|Assignment 3: Module 3||15%|
|Assignment 4: Module 4||15%|
|Final Exam *||40%|