Operations Management

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Operations Management

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MGMT 215 or its equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:
    Operations Management course is designed to give students a head start in the subject and introduce them to the key quantitative methods that are essential to decision-making process for every operations manager.
     
    COURSE OBJECTIVES:
    It is hoped that the students will understand Operations management concepts that support decision-making in four major areas:
    1. Operations Strategy
    2. Supply Network Design
    3. Planning and Control
    4. Improvement
     
    The class will be developed through readings, lectures, oral presentations and cases studies.
    Presence in class is mandatory. More than 2 absences will lead to a failing grade.
     
    EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to understand:
    1. Time Series and Linear Regression Analysis
    2. Earning Before Interest & Tax (EBIT) and net present value (NPV)
    3. Productivity and Value-added Throughput Efficiency
    4. Work Measurement and Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)
    5. Measuring Capacity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
    6. Break-even Analysis and Weighted Score Method
    7. Linear Programming and Transportation Method
    8. Optimizing Location and Inventory
     
    EVALUATIONS:
    The final grade will be determine as follow:
    • Midterm Exam N°1 ? Quantitative Analysis Test = 20%
    • Midterm Exam N°2 ? Quantitative Analysis Test = 20%
    • Group Project ? Video Presentation = 20%
    • Final Exam ? Case Exercise = 20%
    • Class Participation = 20%
    COURSE SCHEDULE:
    Session 1
    Introduction to: Group Project Assignment & Requirement
     
    Session 2
    CHAPTER 1 QUESTIONS
    Predictive Techniques:
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Linear Regression Analysis
    Session 3
    CHAPTER 2 QUESTIONS
    Descriptive Techniques:
    • Earning Before Interest and Tax
    • Net Present Value
    Session 4
    CHAPTER 2 QUESTIONS
    Descriptive Techniques:
    • Productivity
    • Value-added Throughput Efficiency
    Session 5
    CHAPTER 2 QUESTIONS
    Descriptive Techniques:
    • Measuring Capacity
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
    Session 6
    CHAPTER 2 QUESTIONS
    Descriptive Techniques:
    • Little?s Law
    • Balancing Loss
    Session 7
    MIDTERM EXAM N°1
    Quantitative Analysis Test:
    • Predictive Techniques
    • Descriptive Techniques
    Session 8
    CHAPTER 3 QUESTIONS
    Evaluative Techniques:
    • Break-even Analysis
    • Weighted Score Method
    Session 9
    CHAPTER 3 QUESTIONS
    Evaluative Techniques:
    • Decision Theory
    • Decision Trees
    Session 10
    CHAPTER 4 QUESTIONS
    Optimizing Techniques:
    • Optimizing Location
    • Optimizing Inventory
    Session 11
    CHAPTER 4 QUESTIONS
    Optimizing Techniques:
    • Linear Programming
    • Transportation Method
    Session 12
    MIDTERM EXAM N°2
    Quantitative Analysis Test:
    • Evaluative Techniques
    • Optimizing Techniques
    TBD
    FINAL EXAM
    Case Exercise:
    • Operations Strategy
    • Operations Performance

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