Course syllabus OMA - Operations Management (FA - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: OMA
Course title in language of instruction: Operační management
Course title in Czech: Operations Management
Course title in English: Operations Management
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Introduction to Operations Management, development, characteristics (allowance 2/2)
2.Production and operations (allowance 4/4)
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 2/2)
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 2/2)
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 2/6)
a.Inventory management, procurement strategy
b.Storage costs - components and management

8.Quality management (allowance 4/6)
a.Quality management principles

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

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Student can perform a project sensitivity analysis
-Student can select a suitable inventory management systém
-Student knows fundamental activities of an operation manager
-Student knows the fundamental quality management concepts
-To acquire the techniques of planning, management and control of operational processes in production and service systems

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice6 h
     seminar8 h
     consultation2 h
     project work4 h
     workshop2 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam70 h
     preparation of presentation2 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
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).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQKAVAN, M.Výrobní a provozní managementPrahaGrada200280-247-0199-5
RQTOMEK, G. -- VÁVROVÁ, V.Řízení výroby a nákupuPrahaGrada2007978-80-247-1479-0
RQSTEVENSON, W J.Operations managementBostonMcGraw-Hill20050-07-111218-9
RQROSENAU, M D.Řízení projektůBrnoComputer Press2010978-80-251-1506-0
REGOLDRATT, E M.Kritický řetězPrahaInterQuality199980-902770-0-4
REFREHR, H.Total Quality Management: Zlepšeníkvality podnikání. Příručka vedoucích silBrnoUNIS Publishing1995
REPodnik v roce 2001: Revoluce v podnikové kultuřePrahaGrada199380-7169-003-1


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 02/11/2014.

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