Operations Management

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operations Management

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Business Statistics

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    This course is an introduction to operations management. The topics covered include both strategic issues and practical applications. The objective of this course is to provide students with a clear presentation of the concepts, tools, and applications of the field of operations management. This course concentrates on the technological issues of business activities and presents managerial and mathematical techniques used to provide goods and services. It also enhances the understanding of global issues related to the management of operations.

    Course Description
    This course consists of introduction to operations management, system design, quality management, supply chain management and inventory management, scheduling, and project management. Major topics are following:
    - Introduction: strategy
    - System design: product and service design, capacity planning, process selection and facility layout
    - Quality management, supply chain management and inventory management
    - Scheduling: aggregate planning, MRP and ERP, JIT and lean operations, scheduling
    - Project management

    Expected Major Achievements
    1. Understand the concepts and techniques of operations management
    2. Integrate operational perspectives into students' overall business skills
    3.  Analyze key business processes by using business data and provide solutions to improve the processes

    Course Design
    Lecture is the primary instructional method of this course. Secondary instructional methods include homework, quizzes, discussions.

    Required textbook
    Stevenson and Sum, Operations Management, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill Education.