Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Business Week, Wall Street Journal, USA Today. Students will need a business calculator and a knowledge of basic algebra and statistics.
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: I believe effective use of the available classroom time, augmented by meaningful homework assignments and research projects best serves the needs of the non-traditional student.
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).
9. Evaluate business problems and select and apply the appropriate quantitative measures for correction.
Course Assessment: There will be two examinations, twelve quizzes, twelve homework assignments and a problem solution with a formal presentation.
a. Examinations are worth up to 100 points each. Students may take the entire class period to complete the examination.
b. Take-home quizzes are worth up to 10 points each. Quizzes will be graded at the beginning of the next lecture. Students absent when quizzes are assigned or graded forfeit the points for that quiz.
c. Each homework assignment is worth up to 10 points and will be submitted at the beginning of the class period in which it is due. Assignments submitted on time may be resubmitted for regrading. Homework submitted one class period late will be accepted, but not regraded and will be scored at half-value. Later submissions will not be accepted. Each page of the assignment will have the student's name and assignment number. Assignments must be legible and must show the application of the principle, not simply the answer. Pages must be stapled together.
c. Each student will be assigned a business problem for evaluation and solution. This assignment is worth up to 160 points and will be will be formally presented to the class using Microsoft PowerPoint. A written solution of the problem will be submitted to the instructor at the end of the presentation. As a minimum, the student will:
1. Evaluate the problem and select an appropriate quantitative method for solution.
2. Explain the selected process with any limitations.
3. Solve the problem.
4. Discuss the solution.
5. Field any questions.
d. If you feel that you were not fairly graded on an assignment or an exam, you have until the subsequent class period after the assignment/exam is returned to submit to the instructor a written request for a re-grade. Requesting a re-grade in no way assures you of receiving additional points.
Grading: 200 points for examinations (2 @100 each)
120 points for quizzes (12 @ 10 each)
120 points for homework (12 @ 10 each)
160 points for problem/solution presentation
600 points total
A = 90 – 100%
B = 80 – 89.99%
C = 70 – 79.99%
D = 60 – 69.99%
F = Below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material is not permitted without the prior approval of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend every scheduled meeting of the course and to be present for the full class period. Students must inform the instructor or the Park University Whiteman office (660-563-2846) prior to any absence. Absent students are responsible for all materials covered during the class period(s) missed and the timely completion of assignments, which may be submitted by e-mail.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
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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