Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops/individual supervision |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorProf Daniel Samson
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: 9810 3245
Topics include the role of operations; the link between strategy and operations; productivity; decisions in the operations area; planning and control of inventory, projects and the transformation process including Total Quality management, Just-in-Time, kanban and 'lean production' systems. Students will understand the principles and practice of factors which influence the capacity to compete effectively in manufacturing and service operations
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
One-hour test (20%)
Assignments of not more than 1500 words (30%)
Field project investigation report of 3000 words (50%)
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Course materials are provided to all participants
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject should understand:
The overall framework of operations management as part of organisational strategy
How to plan capacity and facility usage
The managerial issues involved in introducing new projects
The different concepts of flexibility in service and manufacturing enterprises
How to generate different manufacturing strategies
The relationships between the manufacturing strategy of the enterprise and the competitive strategy for the business as a whole
The role of quality in the operations process
The implications for management of the differences between the various methods of organising manufacturing eg batch production, jobbing, continuous production and large project manufacturing
The functions within operations management in service and manufacturing industries, eg supplier management, inventory control, design, production planning, workflow management and customer service
|Links to further information:||http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/subjects/production-and-operations-management|
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