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Module Code: MAN410
Module Title: Strategic Operations Management
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to demonstrate how operations management can influence and shape competitive strategy. Specific topics include the examination of modern business drivers and competitive performance (time compression, responsiveness, waste elimination etc.), the achievement of competitive advantage through operations management, globalisation and supply chains, agility and ECR examples and operations performance measurement. Leading-edge operational practice is analysed within each topic covered. The aims are that the student will:

• Develop a conviction that operations can be managed as a strategic resource and understand the strategic role and importance of operations.

• Understand the drivers and dimensions of competitive performance.

• Understand operations strategy process and practice in the context of its importance to the success of a company in its marketplace.

• Understand the inputs to the development of an operations strategy.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:

A Demonstrate an awareness of the principles governing modern approaches to the management of operations.

B Identify and apply methods for establishing fit between markets, operations and supply chains.

C Interpret operations success and business health and performance using a range of financial and non-financial measures.

D Identify a range of operations and supply chain management initiatives and techniques that can be considered in the development of an operations strategy.

E Have the research skills and appreciation of both strategic and functional management practice in order to be able to plan and undertake work at a postgraduate level within a Management discipline.
Method of teaching and learning 
1.5 Hours asynchrous delivery through voice-over ppt, 1.5 Hours Synchronous, Case-Based Tutorial repeated twice a week, one for FT students weekday and one on Saturday for PT students
The syllabus will include:

Introduction to strategic operations management

Operations strategies

Process choice and design

Supply chain systems

Performance measurement

Translation of strategy into actions
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   21  21      108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Individual Report 50.00
2 Group Presentation, Individual Marks 20.00
3 Individual Online Quiz 30.00

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