Full Title:Operations Management
Module Code:MGMT B8006
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to introduce the students to the concepts of Operations Management and to explain how operations management can achieve strategic competitive advantage between competing supply chains in a global environment.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Analyse how operations management systems, in a variety of manufacturing and service organisations, adds value in a variety competing global value chains.
  2. Evaluate how the Production / Operation process is laid out and operates in both manufracturing and Service sectors
  3. Categorise inventory and identify the various types of inventory.
  4. Assess the objectives of holding inventory and the various methods of controlling independent demand inventory items.Design an appropriate inventory replenishment system with due regards to their associated costs.
  5. Compare JIT and MRP Systems.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learning and Teaching methods
This subject will be taught through lectures with tutorials being used for teaching of the practical skills like ABC analysis and EOQ.
Overview of the production operation system.
Managing the internal supply chain i.e. managing the internal operation.
Development of Purchasing, Scheduling etc to Materials Management then to Logistics Management and now to Supply Chain Management.
Application of operations management to both goods and services.
Strategic planning and corporate strategy.
Facility location to facilitate a global supply chain.
Factory Layout
Job, Batch, and Flow production systems, Product and Process layout. Group technology, CIM, CAD, MRP, JIT, OPT, WCM
Systems concepts - productivity, quality, and cost.
Independent demand inventory control
o Inventory defined o Types of inventory and their functions. o Objective of inventory holding. o Methods of inventory control. o ABC analysis. o Inventory replenishment system. o Periodic and continuous review of inventory. o EOQ.
Distribution inventory and Distribution Requirements Planning.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report One or two reports, projects, or class tests 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 Week 10 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lennon, T, Operations Management, DkIT, Current year
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Fitzsimmons & Fitzsimmons 2010, Service Management, McGraw-Hill
  • Jacobs & Chase 2012, Operations and Supply Management: The Core, McGraw Hill [ISBN: 9780073525235]
  • Russell & Taylor 2009, Operations Management: Creating Value Along the Value Chain, 6th Ed., Willey
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 5 Mandatory