Global Operations & SCM
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Management, Peace and Conflict Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of operations and supply chain management (SCM) within a contemporary business and global context. Operations management processes convert inputs of materials and resources into added value outputs, and distributes these outputs to its customers. The topics include an introduction to operations and supply chain management (SCM), the input sources (suppliers), through to the conversion process and distribution / logistics to customers; the management of procurement, sourcing, selection and management of suppliers; inventory management; facility location; process systems and layout; capacity planning and demand management and scheduling; the concepts of "Lean" organisations, JIT and TQM; the strategic role of operations management in an organisation's competitive success; understanding product / process costs, technology, and the role of innovation in gaining cost and other competitive advantages.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.