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MG 375 Production and Operations Management
D'Ostroph, Steven M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MG 375 Production and Operations Management

Semester

S2T 2006 DLA

Faculty

D'Ostroph, Steven M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Science Quality Systems Management

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

8:00 am to 9:00pm EST

Daytime Phone

706.545.4999

Other Phone

706.662.6118

E-Mail

steven.dostroph@park.edu

smdostroph@mchsi.com

Semester Dates

03/13/06 to 05/07/06

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Text: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage (Eleventh Edition with CD)


Author: Richard B. Chase, Nicholas J. Aquilano, and F. Robert Jacobs

ISBN: 007312166 5

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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:
Welcome to MG375, Production and Operations Management, Online.  My instructional goals for this course are to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories that currently govern the field of Operations Management.  I will consider myself successful upon the successful demonstration of the transfer of conceptual knowledge to that of practical skills through the submission of the students final deliverable product.  Additional support for this objective will come from discussions, Internet, writings, quizzes, and reflective thinking exercises.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the term “operations management.”
  2. List four types of focus dimensions used in operations management.
  3. List three ways to develop new products.
  4. List three types of processes.
  5. Define the term “service” in relation to operation management.
  6. Explain the use or purpose for business process reengineering.
  7. Describe the cycle of product quality.
  8. Explain the term “material requirements planning” (MRP).


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Assessment of comprehension of the core learning outcomes will be determined throught Examinations, Weekly quizes, comprehensive explainations of discussion questions, Activity based Homework assignements, and a Final project.

Grading:
General Grading Policy:

Grades will be given by accumulation of points during the eight weeks of the course. Points are accumulated by completing and submitting assignments as follows:



MG375 - Assignment Point Schedule

Assignment
Due Date
Points per Week
Total Points In Course

Submitting an answer to a discussion question
By end of the week (weeks 1-8) 1
8

Responding to a submitted discussion question (other than your own)
By end of the week (weeks 1-8)
1
8

Submitting answers to a homework problem
By end of the week (weeks 1-8)
1
8

Responding to a submitted homework question (other than your own)
By end of the week (weeks 1-8)
1
8

Submitting a project assignment
By end of the week (weeks 2-7)
2
12

Compiling and submitting a complete and integrated project document By end of the week (week 8)
8
8

Submitting answers to a quiz
By end of the week (weeks 1-7)
2
14

Submitting a lessons learned assignment
By end of the week (weeks 1-8)
1
8

Completing a proctored final exam By end of the week (week 8)
26
26

Total
100


Students will be able to track their points throughout the course through use of the classroom grade book. Points for discussion, homework, project, quiz, lessons learned, and final exam will be shown each week.

Submission of Late Work:

Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in points. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit.

Proctored Final Examination:
A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.  
Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.  
A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.  
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

MG375 - Points To Grade Schedule

Grade
Points
Percent

A
90 points or higher
90 to 100%

B
80 or more but less than 90 points
80 or more but  less than 90 %

C
70 or more but less than 80 points
70 or more but less than 80 %

D
60 or more but less than 70 points
60 or more but less than 70 %

F
Less than 60 points
Less than 60 %

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work:

Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in points. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Ground Rules for On-line Participation

Students MUST use PIRATE MAIL for private messages, including personal notes to the instructor.  You may post general information and questions for all of the class, and instructor to see in the threaded discussion in my office.  The Class discussion threads are for posting weekly assignments.
As with all computer programs, Pirate mail does go offline.  Therefore, If you do not get a response from me within two days to an e-mail then re send it to my home e-mail address: steven.dostroph@pirate.park.edu  or call me at 706.507.4689  between the hours or 0800 -2100.  (Note: I am on Eastern Time).

Students are expected to complete at least 6 hours per week in discussion threads, or other appropriate online activities, including sending/receiving e-mail and navigating and conducting research over the World Wide Web.
Students are expected to participate in discussions.  Failure to be significantly involved will reduce your points earned and subsequently your grade.
TWO SUCCESSIVE WEEKS WITHOUT ANY CONTACT FROM YOU will result in you being dropped from this course with a grade of "F" (Park University Policy).  If you are having difficulties e-mail me in advance...We will work something out!

Conventions of Online Etiquette: which includes courtesy to all users, must be observed at all times. It must be remembered that Principles of Supervision has some controversial topics and as a result will elicit responses from students that may differ considerably from your own. Remember that each student (and the instructor) is entitled to his or her viewpoint.
Students may request advice with course-related problems through Ecollege Help Desk at helpdesk@parkonline.org .  If you have difficulties with your pirate mail, OPEN, or any other non-course related material, you may seek assistance through the Park University help desk at helpdesk@park.edu .  You may also find this link and Phone numbers in my virtual office.  However, it is the student's responsibility to maintain participation without regard to circumstances or conditions.  If you have technical trouble call me immediately for instruction on participation.
All students will be required to participate in the following weekly online experiences:
(A) Homework Assignment: Taken from the week's readings in the text or chapter lecture, a case study from the end of the chapter, and dropped into the homework dropbox basket.  Case studies are tools used to test your comprehension of the core learning outcomes of each chapter.  Every other week, you will provide an analysis of specific case studies.

(B) Peer Review: Reply to the posting of at least two other learner.  These replies should offer an alternative point of view, provide critical analysis, or ask thought provoking comments that elicite further discussion.  The goals of the peer review process are to generate discussion to achieve a deeper understanding of a topic, and for students to practice their ability to make a critical assessment, support their arguments while maintaining a professional demeanor.  

(C) Discussion Assignment: Discussion statements are taken from the readings in the text for each week; various questions will be posted in the Discussion Statement Thread in the Conference Area for the student's comments; each student will be asked to make an original posting to a Discussion Statement.  These postings should be a complete comprehensive analysis of the topic.  Comprehensive analysis is defined as a review of relevant literature, a synthesis of those ideas into something new.  The posting must be documents with proper citations.

(D) Lessons Learned: Weekly throughout the course, I will ask for the Lessons Learned.  Write two or three well-developed paragraphs documenting issues or concerns you experienced or addressed during the period requested.  This is where you will demonstrate your ability to take the concepts and theories of this course and transfer that knowledge into your current work place.  Share with your peers how you plan to transfer the conceptual knowledge into real world application.

(E) WWW/URL Research Assignments: Every other week you will provide this forum with an Internet research assignment.  Each student will perform an inquiry about the key topics from the weeks reading and locate a relevant web site that supports the core learning objectives for that particular week.  You will be asked to provide a link to that site (the link must work) and a comprehensive summary of that site.

(F)  Self-Check:  You will take weekly self-checking quizes that will ensure that you have mastered the learning objectives for the week.  These self-checks may be taken as many times as required to ensure mastery.  The self checks do not count toward your final formative grade, but only prepare you for the weekly quiz.

(G)  Quizes:  You will take weekly chapter quizes.  These quizes will count toward your final formative assessement.  Each quiz is worth 10pts.  You will have one hour to complete the quiz.  Ensure that you save your answers often.

(H)  During this course, you will take part in the construction of a fully documented eight page research paper.  This paper will be developed in stages.  The first stage is the topic/thesis identification process.  This process is worth 5 points toward the final paper's score.  The second stage is the rough draft.  The rough draft will be turned in by the end of week 5.  This stage of the process is worth 25 points.  The final stage is the submission of the final work.  The final work is due by Wednesday of week eight.  This stage is worth 35 points.  


(I) Periodically, I will have a thread for Hot Topics.  I desire open-ended discussion in this area with you responding outside the norms of Principles of Supervision.  This thread will allow for deeper understanding and appreciation of fellow classmates' viewpoints.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Operations Strategy & Managing Change

Overview & Introductions: Review the syllabus, course policies, and assignment schedule. Write a paragraph about yourself and submit it to the classroom.


Lecture: Read the lecture on Historical Development of Oprations Management


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 1, 2, Technical Note 4, Text CD Video (Operations Strategy & Goals)


Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 20, 43, or 146. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 44, or 146. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.


Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.

Individual Project: Review possibilities for an individual project. During the course you will be developing a project plan for an activity with which you are familiar. You should choose a simple activity from your personal life or one at work. The activity should have a definite beginning, a definite completion point, milestones to be achieved, and resources to be applied. The project must involve more than one person. Submit your project description to the classroom. Also send it to the instructor by e-mail for approval and comments.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 20, 43, or 145 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

Week 2: Process Analysis & Project Management
Lecture: Read the lecture on General Guidelines for Learning


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 3, 5, Technical Note 5, Text CD Video (Work Breakdown Structure), Text CD Video (Project Management Scheduleing), Text CD Video (Made for You - Process Design)

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 97, 174, or 204. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 98, 103, 174, or 204. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.


Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.

Individual Project: Write a statement of work for your individual project plan. The statement of work should be in general terms and include a written narrative giving the project a name, objectives to be achieved by the project, when the project begins and ends, major milestones during the project with associated results or deliverables, how each deliverable will be measured to determine success or failure of the associated milestone, and written reports that will be generated during the project. Submit the statement of work to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 94,172, or 202.   and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

Week 3: Process Selection & Design
Lecture: Use of Project Concepts in Operations Management


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 4, 6, 7, Technical Note 6, Text CD Video (PPM/Job Shop), Text CD Video (PPM/Batch), Text CD Video (PPM/Assembly Line - Ford), Text CD Video (Hotel Service Overview), Text CD Video (Service Staffing)

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 129, 221, 253, or 284. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 129, 222, 254, or 284. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.


Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.

Individual Project: Write a work breakdown structure statement for your individual project plan. The workbreakdown structure should define the hierarchy of project tasks and associated work packages and include a structure showing tasks with associated subtasks. Submit the work breakdown structure statement to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 126, 220, 249, or 284  
and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

Week 4: Total Quality Management
Lecture: Read the lecture on Process Maturity Levels


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 8, 9, Technical Notes 7, 8, Text CD Video (Jidoka), Text CD Video (Reengineering/Process), Text CD Video (Reengineering/Process Selection), Text CD Video (Reenginerring/Process Mapping).

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from page 312, 339, 366, or 392. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from page 313, 339,366 or 392. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.

Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.


Individual Project: Write an organizational structure for your individual project plan. Present the structure for the project as a pure project, functional project, and matrix project. Show the responsibilities of individuals in the organization, responsibilities of individuals, reporting relationships between individuals for each project structure. Identify the structure to be used and indicate what work will be assigned to each part of the structure. Submit the organizational structure to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from page 309, 338, 364, or 392 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.


Week 5: Supply Chain Design
Lecture: Supply Chain Perspectives


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 10, 11, Technical Note 11, Text CD Video (Barcodes/Suppliers), Text CD Video (Technology/Logistics), Text CD Video (E-Services)

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from page 423, 443, or 462. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from page 424, 443, or 462. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.

Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.

Individual Project: Develop a schedule for your individual project plan. Include the tasks, subtasks, and activities shown on the work breakdown structure as they relate to milestones shown in the statement of work. Identify the time required to complete the tasks, subtasks, and activities. Show the sequence of tasks, subtasks, and activities and how they relate to each other including dependencies and precedence relationships. Identify the critical path for the schedule. Submit the schedule to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from page 423, 443, or 461 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

Week 6: Supply Chain Planning
Lecture: Read the lecture on Enterprise Management Models


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 12,13, Managerial Briefing, Text CD Video (Made For You JIT System), Text CD Video (ERP Overview), Text CD Video (H&B ERP System Results), Text CD Video (ERP Benefits)

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 490, 508,or 549. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from page 491 or 549. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.

Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.

Individual Project: Define resources and resource loading for your individual project plan. Show resources required by each task, subtask, or activity and how resources will be allocated. Provide a time-cost model for expenditure of funds. Submit the resource statement to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 487, 508, or 544 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

Week 7: Supply Chain Management
Lecture: Read the lecture on MRP and the Global Economy


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 14,15,16, Text CD Video (Inventory Definition), Text CD Video (Inventory Service Parts), Text CD Video (Bill of Material )

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 581, 619,or 655. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 581, 619, or 655. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.

Quiz: Submit a weekly quiz on learning objectives to the the instructor for grading and feedback.

Individual Project: Write a project control statement for your activity project. Indicate how and when project results (deliverables) will be measured, timing and content of graphic and written reports, and action to be taken for deviations in the planned schedule and resource loading. Submit the project control statement to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 578, 616, or 653 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

Week 8: Scheduling & Theory of Constraints
Lecture: Read the lecture on Critical Success Factors In Scheduling People and Products


Reading Assignment: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Chapters 17, 18, Technical Note 17, Supplement B, Text CD Video (Service Scheduling), Text CD Video (Scheduling/Computer System)

Discussion Question: Choose one question that has not been answered yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage Review & Discussion Questions from pages 684, 709, 745, or 774. Develop a 'one paragraph' answer to the question and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly discussion question answer (other than your own) in the classroom.

Homework Problem: Choose one problem that does not have a solution submitted yet from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 684, 709,or 745. Develop a 'one paragraph' solution for the problem including examples and submit it to the classroom. Respond to at least one weekly problem solution (other than your own) in the classroom.

Individual Project: Consolidate material from previous assignments into one project plan document. Include the name of author, course, date, project title, statement of work, work breakdown structure, schedule, organizational structure, resource allocation, and project control information. Submit the completed project plan document to the classroom for peer and instructor review.

Final Examination: Take the final exam supplied by the instructor to your proctor.

Student Opinion Survey: Complete the Student Opinion Survey form at the Park College Distance Education web page.

Lessons Learned: After completing all the assignments, then develop a 'one paragraph' comment on individual course activities during the week. Confirm that the final exam has been taken with a proctor and the Student Opinion Survey form has been completed. The paragraph may include topics that are key points, particularly useful items, or any other information that will be beneficial to the class. Incorporate at least one key term from Operations Management for Competitive Advantage from pages 682, 707, or 743 and include related examples from your personal life or your work. Submit the lessons learned paragraph to the classroom.

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
General E-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in the subject line of all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.

Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently and respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable).

File Attachments: When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word RTF file formats.

Weekly Submitted Material: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MST on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a 50% reduction in your score. Assignments received more than a week late will not receive any credit.

Online Communication: All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Use of American Standard English with correct grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling is expected for all material submitted to the online class classroom. Here are a couple of references that discuss writing online: http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette , http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Other Course Policies: Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.  If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

The next weeks - for those in this course - will be filled with material of critical importance in business today. We will study current issues and business practices including business reengineering, quality, time-based competition, value-adding processes, electronic commerce and a global perspective. These are all vital to the survival of a firm.

All those directly involved in making products or providing services need this information. Those in entry-level positions need it to determine how to best design, supply, and run processes. Senior operations managers need it for setting the strategic direction of the company. The information is needed by supervisors to decide what technologies should be used. And finally, planners will use this information in deciding the location of facilities. Anyone managing an operation that makes products or provides services will need this material.

This course uses the approach that operations management is a mix of managing people and applying technology to create wealth by efficiently supplying quality goods and services. A cross functional focus is used to view operations management from the accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, purchasing, logistics, and engineering functions of a business.

You will participate in online discussions, homework preparation, peer review of other's materials, interaction on 'lessons learned', and development of an individual project during the course. These will reinforce and expand readings in the text, Operations Management for Competitive Advantage. Each week we will focus on a different segment of the material using the reading, discussion, homework, and a 'lessons learned' paragraph to optimize the learning experience.

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