- Module code
- Module leader
- Brian Swindells
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 36 hours
- Teaching period
- October – March
The module is organised around three major themes: operations management as central to organisational activity; the design of products and services; and the planning and control operations.
The module is delivered in a format of lecture, discussion and seminar sessions, the latter particularly requiring the student to prepare and deliver material on the topics appropriate to the session.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Explain in depth why operations management concepts are important in the context of organisational performance.
- Reflect on, and explain how their knowledge of operations management theory enables development of insights into situations and cases discussed in the programme.
|Coursework||2 x essays||100%|
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Slack, N., Brandon-Jones, A. and Johnston, R. (2013) Operations Management, 7th ed. Harlow: Pearson.
- Hill, A. and Hill, T. (2011) Essential Operations Management. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
- Central to the learning outcome 2, it will be advisable to keep a reflective diary about the development of your understanding about this subject. This reflective diary can then be used to provide data for the essay tasks in this module, two of which will form the assessment.