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BX2062 - Operations Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (22%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (48%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 2 - (30%) - Group & Individual.
Prerequisites: 9 CREDIT POINTS OF ANY UNDERGRADUATE SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG2710

Availabilities

Cairns, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
Coordinator: Dr Murray Prideaux
Lecturer: Ms Julie Edwards.
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, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
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, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 24-Jun-2021
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, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
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 Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Adrian Kuah
Lecturer: Dr Chun Meng Tang.
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

Townsville, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
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

Trimester 3, External
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
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

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.