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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
To provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts of operations and production manufacturing in modern manufacturing and service organizations. There will be an emphasis on the increasing use of technology, improved productivity and quality, materials and inventory planning and management and just-in-time production systems.
Applied learning and "real-life" examples and problems will be the unifying focus. To achieve this the instructor use a combination of lectures, discussions and small group problem-solving, supplemented by videos in nearly every class and a class visit/field trip to a world-class manufacturing facility in South Carolina.
The student will be able to:
A. Assess the role of operations management in a variety of firms.
B. Analyze the components of operations strategy
C. Determine how operations strategy is essential to a firm's competitive position
D. Synthesize the process of project management
E. Analyze the decisions that are needed in product design and process selection
F. Assess the criteria for effective facility layout
G. Apply the concepts of Total Quality Management
H. Analyze the processes involved in operations consulting and reengineering
I. Interpret the criteria for effective supply chain management
J. Utilize the components of strategic capacity management
K. Identify facility location principles
L. Implement Just-in-Time and Lean systems methodology
M. Apply forecasting techniques
N. Synthesize the relationships among materials requirements planning, inventory control and the other components of operations management
O. Apply operations scheduling procedures
P. Understand the principles of synchronous manufacturing
There will be a combination of in-class case studies, a project and two tests.
In-class cases 10%
Research Project 30%
Final Test 35%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment or project is submitted late, unless there are extenuating circumstances such as illness or military deployment and prior arrangments have been made, each day that the assignment or project is late will result in the lowering of the original grade.
60 and below F
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Mature and responsible conduct is expected of all students.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
It is completely unacceptable. Depending upon the degree and extent it may result in a failing grade for the course.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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