Course syllabus OPMA - Operations Management (FBE - SS 2013/2014)

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Course title: Operations Management
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Management (FBE)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: Management
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of Production/Operations Management with the focus on planning, managing, and controll of processes, and inventory management. Special attention is paid to operations planning and management and quality management. The course will enable students to acquire the basic knowledge of the principles of operational processes in production and service systems, and to adopt the techniques of planning, management and control of the processes within these systems.
Course content:
1.Introduction to Operations Management, development, characteristics (allowance 2/2)
2.Production and operations (allowance 4/2)
a.Characteristics of production/operation process
b.Production/operations strategy
d.Differences of production and service systems

3.Product design (allowance 4/2)
a.Stages of product design
b.Differences of design in production and services

4.Selection and allocation of production facilities (allowance 2/0)
a.Choosing the type and capacity of production facilities
b.Approaches to facility allocation and helping tools for decision making

5.Facility lay-out (allowance 2/1)
a.Importance of facility lay-out
b.Criteria for decisions on facility lay-out

6.Principles of production/operations planning and management (allowance 4/0)
a.Push principle, MRP, MRP II
b.Pull principle, Just-in-Time, KANBAN, TOC

7.Inventory (allowance 2/3)
a.Inventory management, procurement strategy
b.Storage costs - components and management

8.Quality management (allowance 4/2)
a.Quality management principles

9.Project management (allowance 4/2)
a.Nature of project management in different contexts
b.Project preparation
c.Project execution

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice2 h
     seminar8 h
     consultation2 h
     project work2 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation of presentation15 h
     elaboration and execution of projects30 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h
Total140 h
Key words:
Course completion:
Final written examination is done in the form of answers to questions on lecured theory - max. 60 points.
Student is classified based on points reached:
89 to 100 points - "A" (excellent)
77 to 88 points - "B" (very good plus)
65 to 76 points - "C" (very good)
53 to 64 points - "D" (good plus)
40 to 52 points - "E" (good)
Less than 40 points - "F" (failed).
Course methods: Lectures - 28 hours, seminars - 14 hours, individual study of literature, ëlaborating two projects, solution and oral presentation of case studies at the seminars.
Students elaborate two evaluated assignments representing (together with evaluation of their activity at the seminars) 40 % of their overall evaluation: 1 - transformation processes - individual project focused on analysis of selected processes within a selected organization from the viewpoint of the inputs, transformation process, outputs, customers, possible performance measures, and operational objectives in the extent of min. 1500 words. Max. 15 points. 2 - case study "Capacity planning" - group project (2-3 students) focused on solution of capacity issues of a unit described in the case study. Answers to questions substantiated by extensive calculations. Max. 20 points. 3 - activity at seminars - subjective evaluation of an active participation in discussions. Max. 5 points.
Reading list:
Production and Operations Management: Manufacturing and Services. 7th ed. Chicago: Irwin, 1995. 852 p. ISBN 0-256-14023-5.
SLACK, N. -- CHAMBERS, S. -- JOHNSTON, R. Operations management. 4th ed. New York: Pearson Education, 2004. 794 p. ISBN 0-273-67906-6.
STEVENSON, W J. Operations management. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2005. 871 p. The McGraw-Hill/Irwin series operations and decision sciences. ISBN 0-07-111218-9.
Operations management: contemporary concepts and cases. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 558 p. The McGraw-Hill/Irwin series operations and decision sciences. ISBN 978-0-07-340338-0.

JOHNSTON, R. et al. Cases in operations management. 3rd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2003. 515 p. ISBN 0-273-65531-0.
HOLLINS, B. -- SHINKINS, S. Managing service operations / : design and implementation. 1st ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006. 299 p. ISBN 1-4129-2953-9.

Study plans:
B-EMEN-MEEN Business Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
Run in the period of: WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, WS 2013/2014   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Teaching language: English
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Marcel Vytečka on 06/03/2014.

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