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Title OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
Code EBUS209
Coordinator Dr L Menzies
Operations and Supply Chain Management
L.A.Menzies@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 5 FHEQ First 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 24

6

      6

6

42
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 108
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Written Unseen Examination Assessment Type: Written Unseen Examination, Managed by SAS Duration: 2 hours Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submiss    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Reflective Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1500 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anony    50       

Aims

The module aims to introduce a range of operations management theories to students and considers their application to contemporary business environments


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to critically examine operations strategies and their impacts within different contexts

(LO2) Students will be able to evaluate a range of planning and control systems and tools appropriate for different organisations

(LO3) Students will be able to determine an appropriate system design and implementation programme

(LO4) Students will be able to understand the role of operations management for the efficient operation of the complete supply chain

(LO5) Students will be able to understand the impact of a range of operations management tools and techniques and their influence on an organisation’s competitive advantage

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S3) Information skills - Evaluation

(S4) Commercial awareness - Relevant economic/political understanding


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method - Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Workshop
Scheduled Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-directed Learning Hours: 108

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: A team player
How this is developed: Informal group sessions used to complete seminar activities, in the workshop during the simulation.
Mode of assessment (if applicable) N/A

Skills / attributes: Commercially aware
How this is developed: Lectures and case studies about the real world applications of operations management tools and techniques. In the workshop during the simulation.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assignments

Skills / attributes: Analytical
How this is developed: Lectures on the applications of analytical tools and techniques for operations management
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assignments

Skills / attributes: Creative problem solver
How this is developed: Critical thinking and analysis in seminar activities and assignments. In the workshop during the simulation.
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assignments

Skills / attributes: Communication
How this is developed: Academic writing advice provided in assignment preparation seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Assignments

Skills / attributes: Ethically aware
How this is developed: Lecture on sustainability in operations management
Mode of assessment (if applicable): N/A


Syllabus

 

What is Operations Management (OM)?;

Planning and control;

Operations strategy;

Lean;

Sustainability;

Inventory Management;

Layout and design;

Service operations;

Supply Chain Management.


Recommended Texts

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