Module Title:   Resource Planning for Operations

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   MAN0901M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Head of Operations & Information Systems Mgt Group

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   MAN0132L

Corequisite(s):   None

To extend and further develop some of the themes and issues associated with operations planning, quality management & capacity management presented in Foundations of Production/Operations Management.

Additionally, to explore new concepts & techniques for the management of operations, including introductions to reliability, statistical process control, purchasing & materials management.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Knowledge will be disseminated in lectures supported by interactive seminars. These are held in various weeks as needed to support the lectures (6 in total). Skills will be taught and practised in the seminars. Oral feedback will be provided in seminar sessions.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   80.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

develop a more comprehensive understanding of the operations management function; gain knowledge of specific concepts, techniques & tools for the management of operations; and be aware of the applicability of these in both manufacturing & service environments.

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

develop skills in the use of some of the techniques associated with decision support and decision making, including models & tools for statistical process control, materials requirements planning (MRPI) & inventory management.

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

develop the use of interpretative, analytical and presentation skills in the individual and group study of relevant cases and examples.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Closed book examination of 2 hours duration.

Outline Syllabus:
Review of organisational design for operations.
Tactical issues in capacity management.
Classical models for inventory management.
Material requirements planning (MRPI).
Statistical process control.
Introduction to reliability for operations management.
Equipment and resource selection.
Operations planning.

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