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BX2062 - Operations Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: BU1010 OR BU1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2710

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: Dr Murray Prideaux.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Paul Lynch.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Paul Lynch.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery. Possible industry visits in lieu of lecture time.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: Mr Boon Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: Mr Boon Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Dr Paul Lynch
Lecturer: Mr Ian Kirkwood.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment (30%); literature critique (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.