Business Operations Management
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- 22 May 2023
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On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the fundamentals of operations management.
- Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques to improve understanding of operations.
- Identify and employ appropriate operations and project management tools.
- Understand and develop performance metrics for improvement of operations.
- Independently and as part of a group, effectively communicate the results of analysis of operations.
- Introduction to Operations Management
- - an introduction to operations management and overview of course activities and assessment tasks
- Business processes
- - linking process design to business objectives including environmental or cultural considerations
- Process mapping
- - application of process mapping tools for visualisation and improvement of business processes
- Planning and Control
- - exploration of monitoring and control of operations
- Project Management and Scheduling
- - investigation of approaches to project management and scheduling
- Layout and flow
- - transformation of resources; designing layouts to facilitate the operation or process
- Inventories and supply chains
- - decision making regarding inventories; types, costs and profiles
- Quantitative Analysis
- - an introduction to quantitative analysis techniques employed in operations management and decision making
- Qualitative Analysis
- - an introduction to qualitative analysis techniques employed in operations management and decision making Lecture
- Improving Operations
- - investigation of performance metrics applied to operations and processes
- Managing under uncertainty
- - consideration of approaches for managing under uncertainty; includes risk analysis and scenario-based planning
- Operations management in context
- - considers the broader context in which future organisations will be managed
Successful completion and passing of four core open access courses and admission into an award program. Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
The course provides a broad introduction to operations management and the associated tools and techniques that support the design, planning, and improvement of systems or processes. The course develops awareness of the different aspects of operations, including; process flow, scheduling, inventory, layout, and risk, and explores ways in which these can be represented to improve business decision making. Students will develop systematic and critical thinking skills essential to understanding, managing, and improving operations in a broad range of industries and business contexts.
All assessment is assignment based.
- Weekly online quizzes (10%)
- Engagement and Participation (15%)
- Critical Analysis (10%)
- Final Assignment (35%)
- Business Operations Analysis (30%)
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