Operations and Decision Making

Subject 208-729 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is taught using multimedia teaching techniques and is based around business case studies.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Mr Peter McSweeney
Subject Overview: This subject covers manufacturing and transport

systems, supply systems, retail organisation and service

systems. Topics include design, planning, scheduling, control,

maintenance and replacement, as well as the management of

inventories and quality of goods and services delivered to

customer. Students develop skills in categorising, describing

and analysing operating systems and will be able to show the

link between an effective choice of systems and the business

strategy of the organisation.

Assessment: Project, 3000 words (30%), Individual assignments, 3000 words (35%), group assignments, 2500words (25%), Group Discussion Participation (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: Davis, M., Aquilano, N. & Chase, R. (2003) Fundamentals of

Operation Management, 4th Ed. McGraw-Hill, NY

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)

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