Current Academic Year 2014 - 2015
Please note that this information is subject to change.
This module examines the importance of the operations function in organisations. In doing so it gives students a firm foundation in the principles and concepts of modern production and operations management as they apply in world class manufacturing and service environments. The module is delivered primarily in lecture format.|
1. Explain the role of operations in business.|
2. Evaluate and describe how operations management contributes to competitiveness in an organisational context.
3. Solve operational problems by the application of theoretical and analytical operational models.
4. Relate the different fundamental issues associated with operations management, for example: facilities location, output planning, inventory control, and scheduling;
All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml
|Indicative Content and Learning Activities|
The Fundamentals of Production and Operations Management.|
The core concepts and measures used, overview of decision models used in POM, and the contribution of related disciplines such as management science and operations research to POM.
The Design and Control of Production Systems.
Product development and transfer from R&D to Production; factory location; process design and facility layout; value engineering, method study and continuous improvement; total quality management and statistical quality control..
Production and Materials Planning and Control.
Resource planning, forecasting and master scheduling, material requirements planning, production control and purchasing..
Strategic Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.
Manufacturing strategy and competitiveness. Strategic partnering and supply chain management..
|Indicative Reading List|
|Programme or List of Programmes|
|AF||BA in Accounting & Finance|
|AMPS||BSc in Aviation Management|
|BS||Bachelor of Business Studies|
|BSSA||Study Abroad (DCU Business School)|
|BSSAO||Study Abroad (DCU Business School)|
|EBF||BA in Global Business (France)|
|EBG||BA in Global Business (Germany)|
|EBS||BA in Global Business (Spain)|
|EBT||BA in Global Business (USA)|
|ECSA||Study Abroad (Engineering & Computing)|
|ECSAO||Study Abroad (Engineering & Computing)|
|HMSA||Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)|
|HMSAO||Study Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)|
|INTB||Bachelor Business Studies International|
|SHSA||Study Abroad (Science & Health)|
|SHSAO||Study Abroad (Science & Health)|
|Timetable this semester: Timetable for MT201|
|Date of Last Revision||15-SEP-08|