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. Students will explore issues in operations strategy, development, and implementation and will be able to apply various management tools such as inventory management, supply-chain management, and others to effectively contribute to managing operations.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Give a description of operations management and how operations affect productivity and competitive advantage.
- Describe issues in operations strategy, strategy development and strategy implementation.
- Explain 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.
- Use resources including decision-making tools, linear programming, transportation models, waiting-line model, and learning curves in the operations management environment.