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BX2062 - Operations Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Operations Management (OM) is that part of a business with responsibility for producing goods and services in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner for customers. OM builds on generic management principles through to the role of operations in a modern organisation from the perspective of a front-end business or customer focused strategy. The subject examines the vital role of operations in providing capability to implement an organisation's strategy through: identifying the strategic and competitive nature of OM; building the key operational foundations for success - profit, strategy, value and process; developing the key components of value - capabilities, cost, quality, timeliness; managing the resources that create value - forecasting, inventory, logistics, capacity, and facilities and understanding the frameworks of integrative management - SCM, lean systems, constraint management.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate supply and demand parameters for maximum utilisation of resources and minimisation of waste;
  • explain the fundamentals of OM and the seamless integration between logistics, operations, and the customer;
  • examine the key factors underpinning the emergence of China as a global manufacturing hub;
  • evaluate the reasons behind the growth of sustainable production;
  • validate the linkages between JIT, Six Sigma, Lean Operating Systems and QA.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Assignment - (30%)
  • Literature Critique - (20%).
Prerequisites: 12 CREDIT POINTS OF ANY UNDERGRADUATE SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2710

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Murray Prideaux, Dr Leonie Cassidy.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturer: Mr Patrick Goh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Leonie Cassidy
Lecturer: Mr Patrick Goh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturer: Mr Patrick Goh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.