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Spring 2022

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BLM223 - Operations and Production Management

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course is an introduction to the strategic concepts and the quantitative and qualitative tools used in managing the recurring activities of a firm in the areas of production and operations. The objective of this course is to provide the student with critical thinking skills and insight into the issues and problems dealt with primarily in a manufacturing environment and to provide them with the appropriate analytical resources and techniques used to gain a competitive advantage. Some of the areas to be considered from a process view perspective include site location, forecasting, inventory control, capacity planning, cycle time, scheduling, quality, information resources, and supply chain management.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain the objectives associated with Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCM) from a manufacturing firm's perspective; productivity, competitiveness, profitability, etc..
2. Use the specific terminology and nomenclature associated with Operations and SCM.
3. Describe the concepts associated with Operations and SCM.
4. Summarize the functions associated with the transformation process beginning with the procurement of raw materials (inputs), manufacturing/operations, through to the delivery of finished goods (output) to a consumer
5. Critique the supporting functional areas of responsibility within the operations and supply chain organization.
6. Explain the inter/intra-organizational interaction within the firm and with outside partners.
7. Explain the interactions that exist among the Operations and Supply Chain Management functional areas; quality, forecasting, layout, capacity planning, etc.
8. Describe the operations of various functional areas within the SCM organization; procurement, inventory, transportation, etc.
9. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems.
10. Describe the use of a variety of tools in an SCM organization.


Effective Term: Fall 2019