This module provide an introduction to key principles, strategies, models and techniques used by organisations in the management of their operations.
Identify the legal structures of organisations, role, tools and impact of Operations Management, as organisations transition to Industry 4.0 and 5.0, within the context of emerging technology trends, such as Big data, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), Cloud computing, IoT (Internet of Things) and blockchains.
Apply the stage gate process and engineering tools to Product, Process and Facility design.
Use an Enterprise Resource Planning system to perform capacity planning, inventory management and materials requirements planning applying the techniques used in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
Solve basic operations' improvement problems of capacity, flow design and job design taking budgetary concerns and commercial principles into consideration.
Compare and contrast appropriate strategies and competitive behaviour for sustainable organisations. Factors to include environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.