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BX2062 - Operations Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The subject focuses on operations strategy, the optimisation of operations systems, the management of operations over time, and operations improvement. It builds the role of operations in the modern organisation, largely from a front-end business or customer focused perspective. The subject examines the vital role of operations in providing capability to implement an organisation's strategy.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise the strategic and competitive nature of operations management;
  • build the key operational foundations for success - profit, strategy, value and process;
  • develop the components of value - capabilities, cost, quality, timeliness;
  • (a) manage the resources that create value - forecasting, inventory, logistics, capacity, and facilities or to (b) understand the frameworks of integrative management - SCM, lean systems, constraint management;
  • develop an operations management solution for a section of an existing local business.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: BU1010 OR BU1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2710

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Paul Lynch.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: other exams (50%); case study (30%); review of article (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: other exams (50%); case study (30%); review of article (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: other exams (50%); case study (30%); review of article (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: other exams (50%); case study (30%); review of article (20%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: other exams (50%); case study (30%); review of article (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: Dr Alf Kuilboer.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: other exams (50%); case study (30%); review of article (20%).

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.