Module Title:   Operations and Information Systems Management

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   MAN0132L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Liz Breen and Dr Zahid Hussain

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To present Operations Management and Information Systems in the context of their application to contemporary operations, including issues of sustainability within both manufacturing and services.
To introduce you to key themes within Operations Management and Information Systems so that you can identify and enhance your understanding of the role played by information systems in the production of manufactured goods and service good production and delivery.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures will explore current concepts and theories applicable to both disciplines of Operations Management and Information Systems. These sessions will introduce you to real life situations and thinking, which will be complemented by student-led tutorial sessions. both sessions will provide you with the opportunity to appreciate and use the information as applied to contemporary operational issues (LO 1a, 1b, 1d, 3a and eb). the lectures will be complemented and enhanced by multi-media sources (DVD media clips based on known companies, online sources, eg YouTube, BBC News, professional articles, etc) demonstrating the applicability of the material to businesses today (LO 1a, 1b, 1d and 2b). Directed study will encourage you to read a broader range of sources to deepen your understanding of the subject from relevant credible sources (LO 2a, 2b and 3a). This will be facilitated by the directed reading list but also provision of extenal links and documents on the Blackboard site. Technical skills will be strengthened through the summative assessment using online MCQs (Questionmark perception) and regular access to the virtual learning system (LO 3c).
Information on the assessment will be provided in the module handbook.
You will be introduced to concepts such as Corporate and Social Responsibility and Sustainability/Reverse logistics in the course of this module so it supports the ESD agenda in both teaching and tutorial discussions (LO 1d).

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   152.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) understand the role of Operations Management within organisations; b) understand the significance of Information Systems in organisations, their use and development within the operation; c) understand some of the issues which affect the provision of a service or the manufacture of a product and the role of Information Systems in facilitating this; and d) gain insight into how Operations Management and Information Systems can support organisations in rising to current and future business and sustainability challenges.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) gain a comprehension of the disciplines of Information Systems and experience in the use of some simple operational techniques in such areas as work study and quality, and learn the value of addressing management problems in a structured manner; and b) demonstrate skills in analysis, evaluation, an application of knowledge to real business problems through structured exercises.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) interpret and analyse information; b) communicate effectively through writing and oral presentation; and c) work effectively in teams.

  Coursework   50%
  Online tests
  Coursework   50%
  In-class exercise and presentation
  Coursework   50%
  Supplementary: Individual assignment of up to 2,000 words
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Supplementary: closed book examination

Outline Syllabus:
Information Systems and Operations Management - their place and purpose within a working environment.
General systems thinking.
Design - an operational and information system perspective.
Job Design - examining the role of the worker as a unit of resource.
Capacity planning and control - an operational and information system perspective.
Quality management systems.
Interim Review and contextualisation.
Quality assurance systems.
Technology - an operational and information system perspective.
Developing process technology.
IS modelling.
New trends and challenges in Operations Management and Information Systems.
Final Review and contextualisation.

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