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MG 375 Production and Operations Management
Parmenter, David V.


COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: MG375

COURSE TITLE: Production and Operations Management

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall 1 2004

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: David Parmenter

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct Instructor

FACULTY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 913 220 8396

OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS:dvparmenter@aol.com

DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: August 28, 2004 to October 16, 2004

CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Saturdays

CLASS SESSION TIME: 1:00 – 5:20pm

PREREQUISITES: MA120, BA/MG360, BA/MG352 or equivalents.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

 

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 DESCRIPTION: Study of the design, planning and operations and control of manufacturing processes, material management, inventory, quality control systems, work measurements, and production standards.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Teaching techniques will include lecture, discussions, text, study guides, concept applications, current events, case studies and student projects

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 explain the importance of Production/Operation Management in today’s global competitive environment

·        To identify productivity/quality management principles

·        To explain 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 explain the importance of quality in the product-design function

·        To describe how process management relates to operations

·        To explain the importance of layout and workplace design

·        To explain the concept of quality control and process development

·        To relate the  importance of inventory management

·        To explain importance of lean production

 

COURSE TEXTBOOK: Amitabh S. Raturi, and Evans, James R. Principles Of Operations Management.  South-Western Publishing, 2005.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

 

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

 

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 ASSESSMENT:

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 paper. The written report should profile an organization’s production or operational activities; however, a student might rather choose to explore a current topic in within the Production/Operations function. (40 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 ONE 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. (15 point each)

5.      Each student will also prepare ONE Internet Project.  Internet Projects are detailed at the end of each chapter.  For full credit, the student will submit a type written summary.  Two outside sources must be used and cited to enhance the understanding and insight into the projects.  The student will also present orally the activity to the class.  The due date for the project and presentation will correspond to the date that the chapter in which the activity is found is discussed in class. (15 points) 

6.      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.

 

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability

 

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Week

Date

Topic

1

8/28

Orientation to Class
Study Guide for Chapter 1 and Notes

2

09/04

Quiz on Chapter 1 and notes
Study Guide for Chapters 2, 3, and Notes

3

9/8

Quiz on Chapters 2, 3, and notes
Study Guide for Chapters 4, 5, and Notes

4

9/13

Quiz on Chapter 4, 5, and notes
Study Guide for Chapter 6 and Notes

5

9/20

Quiz on Chapter 6 and notes
Study Guide for Chapter 7 and Notes

6

9/27

Quiz on Chapters 7 and notes
Study guide for Chapter 8, 9, and Notes

7

10/4

Quiz on Chapter 8, 9, and notes
Study guide for Chapter 10, 11, and Notes

8

10/11

Quiz on Chapters 10, 11, and Notes
Written report due

Oral Presentation of Written Reports

 

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%