ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title PRINCIPLES IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Code EBUS102
Coordinator Dr L Menzies
Operations and Supply Chain Management
L.A.Menzies@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   8

      12

6

12

38
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 8
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 112
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Report Type: Coursework Size: 2000 Words Weighting: 90% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Final Assessment: Yes   -2000 words    90       
Assessment 1: Referenced Submission Type: Coursework Size: 400 words (with 5 references) Weighting: 10% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies An  400 words (with 5 re    10       

Aims

The aim of the module is to provide a study of the key principles, systems and techniques used to assure effective operations management. The module covers an extensive range of subjects including supply chain management, quality management, sustainable operations and production management. The aims are to enable the student to:

understand the role of operations management in manufacturing and service organisations;

understand and apply a range of tools and techniques relevant to the effective management of operations;

have an introductory understanding of the principles of operations management.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to understand and apply a range of tools and techniques relevant to the effective management of operations.

(LO2) Students will be able to have an introductory understanding of the principles of operations management.

(S1) Commercial awareness

(S2) Organisational skills

(S3) Communication skills

(S4) Lifelong learning skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method : Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: One hour per week of recorded lecture materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12

Teaching Method: Large Group Teaching
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method : Seminars
Description: face-to-face seminars in small groups
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 8
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method : Group study
Description: To foster student community and engagement by working with others on active learning tasks
Scheduled student hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Self Directed Learning Hours: 112
Description: These independent learning hours are aimed at supporting the directed student learning. The module leader will provide guidance in the form of suggested readings and topics to examine with the expectation that students are well prepared to contribute to the seminar activities and to u nderstand the content of lectures. Self-Directed Learning will include research activity, developing academic writing skills, and wider reading to support the module

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: The level of research required for the assignment is a real base for life long learning skills
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: The coursework requires a strong level of written communication
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Through participation in workshops and also preparation for assignments.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Throughout the lectures, concepts will be linked to real world examples
Mode of assessment (if applica ble)


Syllabus

 

LECTURE PROGRAMME

Introduction to operations management;

Production planning and control;

Inventory management;

Supply Chain Management;

Sustainable Operations;

Operations Strategy;

Quality management;

Service Operations.


Recommended Texts

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