Module Title:Operations Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will perform as actors in various demonstrations of operations management techniques. Classes will take place in a laboratory environment to allow experiments and computational numerical analysis to take place.
Module Aim: The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding and justification of operations management techniques as well as practical computing techniques that are used to design, analyse and improve operational systems within organisations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse project schedules with the use of Project Diagrams and the Critical Path Method (CPM).
LO2 Demonstrate the use of Operations Management techniques in quality systems, supply and demand shaping, facility location and layout to increase the operational efficiency of organisations
LO3 Appreciate the benefits and effects of introducing Lean Operations in a supply chain and its relationship with other production control techniques
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Techniques for Project Management
Gantt charts, Project Network Diagrams, Critical Path Method, Activity crashing and resource constraints, Project Management Software
Quality Management
Defining quality. Designing quality. Taguchi methods. Quality Function Deployment. Measuring quality. Service Process Control Statistical Process Control TQM: Quality Systems, implementing quality systems in spreadsheets
Managing Capacity and Demand
Capacity management, Queuing models ā€“ queuing simulation, Managing demand, Managing supply, Yield management, Spreadsheet techniques for yield management, Facility Location Methods, Facility Layout ā€“ Operations Sequence Analysis, Using spreadsheet techniques for demand/capacity planning,
Lean Operations
The origins of lean production: buffers, push control, over, production; Categories of waste, The 5 Sā€™s of the lean philosophy, Pull control vs push control, Production line balancing techniques, Qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods,
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assignment 1: A given assignment that assesses numerical techniques as well the theory aspects of Lean Operations, Project Management and Facility Location and Layout 1,3 50.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment 2: An in class computer practical assessment that assesses numerical techniques as well the theory aspects of Project Management, Capacity Management and Quality Management 1,2 50.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Total Hours 126.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 78.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: in Business or Digital Marketing 7 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: in Business or Digital Marketing 5 Group Elective 3
CW_BWBUS_D Bachelor of Business Options: Business or Digital Marketing 5 Group Elective 3