Operations Management
Level 4

 
Title of learning programme Operations Management
Programme level 4
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 Introduction to Operations Management
2 Product Planning and Positioning
3 Process Design
4 Managing Demand and Supply of Materials
5   Project Management
6   Quality Management
7   Productivity Methods and Measurements
8   Scheduling and Capacity
9   Time Based Operations
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Introduction to Operations Management.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define operations management and identify its application in the manufacturing and service industries
 
Module 2 Product Planning and Positioning.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the importance of product strategy and recognise the importance of the role of operations management throughout the product or service life cycle
 
Module 3 Process Design.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the important aspects of facilities provisioning
 
Module 4 Managing Demand and Supply of Materials.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the components of supply and demand management
 
Module 5 Project Management.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain what is involved in the planning of projects
 
Module 6 Quality Management.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define quality and understand its importance and significance
 
Module 7 Productivity Methods and Measurements.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define productivity and summarise appropriate productivity raising approaches
 
Module 8 Scheduling and Capacity.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the hierarchical nature of scheduling and capacity evaluation
 
Module 9 Time Based Operations.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the importance of time in operations management

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