This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of key principles, systems and techniques used to assure effective formulation of operations strategies and the application of operations and supply chain management tools.
A. Critically understand the role of operations management in supporting business development;
B. Critically understand the nature and importance of inter-relationships within the supply chain
C. Critically understand the range of tools used in the management and control of company operations and the supply chain
D. Critically assess the factors involved in the formulation of an operations strategy and the available frameworks to achieve this.
This is a full week module with two 3-hour sessions of seminars per day. The primary mode of teaching will be formal lectures with class exercises to illustrate the use of operations management techniques.
Guest lectures will be used to provide an industrial perspective and to support regular lectures specifically in relation to china.
Suitable case studies and journal papers will be used to highlight emerging developments in the field of operations and supply chain management.