BUSN 6110: Operations and Project Management
This is a course that focuses on the major managerial issues in manufacturing management and the tools that can be used to manage them. Special attention will be given to project management, including PERT, critical path scheduling, and time-cost models, in operations management and other business settings. The major operations management issues are quality management and control, capacity management, plant location, layout and design, production planning and scheduling, supply chain management, and inventory management. The analytical tools covered include queuing theory, statistical quality control, linear programming, and learning curves. Where appropriate, the use of operations management techniques in service and distribution organizations will be demonstrated.
BUSN 5760 Applied Statistics
Course Level Learning Outcomes
|1. Students understand the role of OM in the firm and how the OM function must be integrated with other functions to ensure organizational success.||Students can describe the appropriate relationship between the goals of other functional areas (i.e. marketing) and analyze operational level conflicts between the goals of functional areas and recommend a constructive response.|
|2. Students can utilize PERT analysis to plan, manage, and evaluate a large project.||Students can develop a PERT diagram, calculate the critical path, decide whether or not an activity should be crashed, and estimate the probability that the project will be completed on time.|
|3. Students understand new product development processes||Students can read the description of a new product development process and determine if it is up-to-date. If it is not up-to-date the student can recommend changes that will bring it up to date.|
|4. Students know both the SQC and non-SQC approaches to the management of quality.||Students can develop an SQC chart and use it to evaluate the quality performance of an ongoing production process. The student can also describe how to use QFD, VA, vendor analysis and Value Engineering in the managing of quality.|
|5. Students understand both the strategic and plant level capacity planning issues.||Students can discuss the major determinants of long term production capacity. The students can also determine bottlenecks in the process and make recommendations for dealing with the bottlenecks. This will include determining if the capacity expansion of the bottleneck makes good profitability sense.|
|6. Students understand the major determinants of facility location decisions and will know how to use factor rating models to assist in the decision.||Students can discuss the facility location decision process to include the major variables. The student will, given the necessary information, also be able to use factor rating to assist in the location decision.|
|7. Students understand the basic issues involved in facility layout with an emphasis on assembly line-type manufacturing.||Student can balance as assembly line to meet the expected production volume will be able to determine the maximum output of the assembly line. Students can also explain the impact of cycle time on production capacity.|
|8. Students understand the basic issues involved in inventory management to include MRP.||Student can determine the general nature of the inventory management task once the basic competitive posture of the firm has been determined. Students can also use EOQ calculations to assist in the inventory decisions.|
|9. Students understand the general process of production planning to include aggregate planning and plant scheduling.||Students can describe the production planning process from the initial sales estimate to the plant floor. Student can also apply Johnson’s rule in scheduling the n-job on two machines problem.|
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The GRADUATE catalog provides these guidelines adn grading options:
|A/A–||Superior graduate work|
|B+/B/B–||Satisfactory graduate work|
|C||Work that is barely adequate as graduate-level performance|
|CR||Work that is performed as satisfactory graduate work (B– or better). A grade of “CR” is reserved for courses designated by a department, involving internships, a thesis, practicums, or specified courses.|
|NC||Unsatisfactory graduate work (School of Education only)|
|F*||Work that is unsatisfactory *The School of Education (MAT, MA and EdS) does not utilize the “F” Grade.|
|ZF||An incomplete which was not completed within one year of the end of the course. ZF is treated the same as an F or NC for all cases involving GPA, academic warning, probation, and dismissal.|
|W||Withdrawn from the course|
A student in the School of Education may choose to receive Credit/No Credit, rather than a letter grade, by completing a grade choice form by the second week of classes. Education students must complete 33 credit hours with a B average or the equivalent.
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University policies are provided in the current course catalog and course schedules. They are also available on the university website. This class is governed by the university’s published policies. The following policies are of particular interest:Academic Honesty
The university is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Students will be held responsible for violations of these standards. Please refer to the university’s academic honesty policies for a definition of academic dishonesty and potential disciplinary actions associated with it.Drops and Withdrawals
Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and withdrawals (published elsewhere) to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund.Special Services
If you have registered as a student with a documented disability at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, please verify with your instructor at the beginning of the class that the instructor has received your accommodations letter from the ARC. If you have a disability and need academic accommodations but have not been documented with the ARC, please contact Barbara Stewart at (314)-968-7495 or email@example.com
Since every student is entitled to full participation in class without interruption, disruption of class by inconsiderate behavior is not acceptable. Students are expected to treat the instructor and other students with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises. Students who engage in disruptive behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the course.Student Assignments Retained
From time to time, student assignments or projects will be retained by The Department for the purpose of academic assessment. In every case, should the assignment or project be shared outside the academic Department, the student's name and all identifying information about that student will be redacted from the assignment or project.Contact Hours for this Course
It is essential that all classes meet for the full instructional time as scheduled. A class cannot be shortened in length. If a class session is cancelled for any reason, it must be rescheduled.