BM4201: Introduction to Logistics and Operations Management


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BM4201: Introduction to Logistics and Operations Management

Module Title Introduction to Logistics and Operations Management
Module Code BM4201
Module Tutor Ryan Curtis
School Business School
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

The module will examine the concepts and practicalities of running a modern business operation.  It will provide students with an exposure to operational business issues as an underpinning base of knowledge for other modules in the business management field.  The module provides a content and context for students to prepare a valid research plan and undertake a project in response to a business management problem.

Indicative Syllabus

1.    Introduction to Operation Management

2.    Operation Strategy

3.    Planning and Control

4.    Product and Service Design

5.    Capacity and Demand Management

6.    Inventory Management

7.    Supply Chain Management

8.    Project Management: Private and Public Sector

9.    Performance Measurement

10.  Processing Mapping

11.  Developing Service Concept

12.  Designing Customer Experience

13.  Managing Customer Expectations and Perceptions

14.  Operation Sustainability Policy 

15. Operation Practice: Research Project

Learning Outcomes
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words or equivalent
002: 30% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words or equivalent
003: 40% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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