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PRO 310: Production and Operations Management
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Production and Operations Management 300 English 3 45 QNT 210 (Business Statistics) or equivalent

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides second year students with the broad concepts that make up the field of Operations Management.  It focuses on the design, operation and control of productive systems. .

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To increase student understanding of the problems and opportunities faced by the operations manager in manufacturing and service organizations.  To develop an ability to apply operations management concepts in a variety of settings.  To develop an understanding of operations management techniques in order to be able to evaluate recommendations made by technical specialists in the field.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY:

The course is developed through lectures,  discussion and numerical problem solving sessions.  Students are expected to participate in class discussion. 

 

Will be covered in class:

-  Productivity & Competitiveness

-  Product Design & Process Selection

-  Quality Control System

-  Forecasting

-  Capacity Planning & Location

-  Job Design & Work Measurement

-  Project Planning & Control

-  Inventory Systems

 

TEXT: 

Operations Managment, Johnston, Financial Times, 4th Edition, 2004

 

EVALUATION:

The final grade will be made up of a class participation and homework (25%), a mid-term test (35%) and the final examination (40%).











 
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