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Course Description: Study of the design, planning and operations and control of manufacturing processes, material management, inventory quality control systems, work measurement and production standards. Pre-requisites: MA120, FI360, MG352 or equivalents. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Teaching techniques will include lecture, discussions, text, study guides, concept applications, current events, case studies and student projects.
Learning Outcomes:To succeed in an increasingly competitive and time-responsive marketplace, it is imperative that an organization uses ALL of its resources at their most effective and efficient levels on how best to support an organization's competitive strategy. After completion of this course, the learner will be prepared to undertake this management responsibility.
• To discuss the importance of Production/Operation Management for an organization in today's global competitive environment
* To analyze an organization and justify how the organiztion improves cost, performance, and/or value through its processes by integrating concepts discussed in the text, class and outside resources.
• To evaluate productivity/quality management principles
• To discuss the role that quality and manufacturing play in strategic management
• To explain the role of performance measurement in operations
• To describe how human resource management issues are relevant to operations management
• To analyse the importance of quality in the product-design function
• To demonstrate how process management relates to operations
• To explain the importance of layout and workplace design
• To appreciate the concept of quality control and process development
• To relate the importance of inventory management
• To justify the importance of lean production
Course Assessment: The student will be assessed through weekly quizzes, current event reports and presentations core assessment written project and presentation, and classroom participation.
Grading: Graded Assignments:
1. Weekly quizzes will be given beginning the second session. Quizzes will 20 points. Total Value of Quizzes: 140 points
2. A written report will be due on the last class meeting. Standard MLA research paper format is expected. In addition, a minimum of five sources are required for the report.The written report should profile an organization's production or operational activities. In the profile, the report will analyze and justify how the organiztion improves cost, performance, and/or value through its processes.
(50 Points Possible)
3. An oral presentation of the above-mentioned written report will be given to the class on the last class meeting. Presentations should be ten-fifteen minutes in length. Some form of visual aid is required. (25 pts)
4. Each student will prepare TWO current events for the class. For full credit, the student will submit a typed written summary for each current event with an explanation of how it applies to a topic discussed within the text. It is required for the learner to cite the current event. The student will also present orally each summary to the class on the day the chapter is being discussed. (10 points each)
5. The text, instructor, and outside materials are all resources used for this course. In addition each student with their personal experiences, knowledge, and skills are viewed as class resources. Consequently attendance and punctuality are extremely important. Attendance and punctuality will be monitored. (15 points)
A breakdown of the attendance is as follows:
(-) 5 points = first absence
(-) 10 points = second absence
Three absences is an academic withdrawal
(-) 3 points = for each class not fully attended
*Please note that a student may lose more that the total of 15 points for attendance.
GRADING PLAN: Final grades are computed as a percentage of the total 250 points, which is the total number of points possible. The individual point values per assignments are listed in graded assignments.
A = 90 – 100%
B = 80 – 89%
C= 70 – 79%
D= 60 – 69%
F= less than 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Quizzes will be made-up at a regularly scheduled session. The written report and the oral presentation cannot be made-up unless prior arrangements have been made.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
Week Date Topic
1 8/27 Orientation to Class
Study Guide for Chapter 1 and Notes
2 09/03 Quiz on Chapter 1 and notes
Study Guide for Chapters 2, 3, and Notes
3 9/10 Quiz on Chapters 2, 3, and notes
Study Guide for Chapters 4, 5, and Notes
4 9/17 Quiz on Chapter 4, 5, and notes
Study Guide for Chapter 6 and Notes
5 9/24 Quiz on Chapter 6 and notes
Study Guide for Chapter 7 and Notes
6 10/01 Quiz on Chapters 7 and notes
Study guide for Chapter 8, 9, and Notes
7 10/8 Quiz on Chapter 8, 9, and notes
Study guide for Chapter 10, 11, and Notes
8 10/15 Quiz on Chapters 10, 11, and Notes
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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