BAM 421 Operations Management
3 Semester Units
Operations Management introduces the theory and practice of operations management and explores the systems approach to tie information together. The course explores issues in operations strategy, development and implementation. Students will be able to apply various management tools such as inventory management and supply-chain management to effectively contribute to managing business operations.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe operations management and how operations affect productivity and competitive advantage.
- Analyze issues in operations strategy, strategy development and strategy implementation.
- Examine how tools such as supply-chain management, inventory management, aggregate planning and material requirements planning (MRP), short-term scheduling and project management contribute to managing operations.
- Utilize resources including decision-making tools, linear programming, transportation models, waiting-line model, and learning curves in the operations management environment.