Operations and Supply Chain Management
This course develops an understanding of how operations can be transformed to provide an organisation with sustainable competitive advantage and/or superior customer service. It is designed for non-operations managers. The course commences with the development of a thorough understanding of the nature of business processes and their measurement with particular emphasis on operations and supply chain tools and techniques. These tools and techniques are equally applicable to manufacturing and services industries.
Variability is introduced to business processes and we examine its effect on waiting times, throughput losses, quality and inventory management. Sustainable competitive advantage accrues to those businesses that use operations and supply chain tools and techniques to maximise both the cashflow through the business and the margin that the business warns on that cashflow.
This course provides students with knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods used in operations and supply chain management and the skills to apply that knowledge to specific business issues.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Business School|
Not currently offered
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
On successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
This course has allocated approximately 20 per cent to strategy, 40 per cent to tools and techniques and 40 per cent to the application of strategy, tools and techniques to business issues.
Basic quantitative methods are included (e.g. process metrics, basic forecasting, basic inventory management tools) but heavier quantitative methods are excluded.
Main content areas include:
* waiting times, performance and throughput losses * quality control, the Toyota production system 4. Effectiveness * demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, production scheduling 5. Matching supply with demand * yield management * trade-offs, managing the whole supply chain
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Basic/intermediate MS Excel skills|
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for GSBS6610|