Operations and Supply Chain Management
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Management Science, Supply Chain Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionThis subject demonstrates how operations and supply chain issues are at the heart of all market driven and non-for-profit enterprises. It provides an introduction to the field of operations and supply chain management and how these function in the global economy. It addresses the question of how the supply chain can be designed to deliver competitive advantage whilst meeting the strategic objectives of the firm. Core topics such as; forecasting, inventory, manufacturing, quality, lean production through to project management are investigated. The subject also acknowledges the impact of information technology, e-business, outsourcing, six sigma and quality management. Students can expect to gain an understanding of key principles and tools that can be applied to improve the utilisation of corporate assets. Applications will be introduced through readings, case analysis and class interaction.Learning Objectives1. Describe and apply the key concepts, tools of Supply Chain and Operations Management principles to improve the utlisation of enterprise assets.
2. Describe the interaction of forecasting, inventory management and manufacturing and apply these in simple scenarios.
3. Describe the key concepts and inter-relationships of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and their impact on the manufacturing process.
4. Describe and analyse the management of Supply Chains in the local and global economy.