Module title: Operations Management

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE09103
Module leader: Claire Lindsay
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Lindsay
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching : This is based on lectures and directed study to establish a framework of knowledge which the students apply through case study and class exercises in tutorial situations. The latter are based on students actively working in groups and as individuals to research and analyse case study situations and develop and present appropriate solutions to peers and staff.

Embedding employability / PDP/ scholarship skills: Employability is developed through group working on cases studies and class exercises and making audio visual presentations to peers and staff. PDP is enhanced through student reflection on their work and capabilities in the group working and class exercise situations. Scholarship skills are developed through the need to research and evaluate academic literature in the case study and class exercise situations.
Assessment: Formative assessment is provided to all students throughout the module delivery on their work in the tutorial class exercise situations. Summative assessment is through formal individual case study assignment and examination. Case study assignment (40%) requires students to analyse, assess, develop and critically reflect on solutions to operations management problems while examination (60%) also requires this across a wider and broader range of operations management topics. Both forms of Summative assessment cover all learning outcomes.
Research / teaching linkages: Students are exposed to the latest development in the subject matter as part of the learning process and are required to access research papers etc as part of their tutorial case study and class exercise group work. Staffs are currently active in research and knowledge transfer activities relevant to the module content.
Supporting equality and diversity: Module content can and will be represented as broad based and applicable to all organisations – service, manufacturing and public and private sector.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Tutorial 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 112
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Oral Presentation 10 1-5 8 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction to Operations Management
The strategic role and objectives for operations
Capacity planning and control
Process Design
Global Supply Chain Management
Lean
Quality and Operations Improvement
Project planning and control
Sustainable operations

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on the contribution of operations to organisational performance.
LO2: Provide a rationale for operations strategy.
LO3: Apply knowledge of key contemporary issues in the management of operations.
LO4: Analyse and assess operations management situations.
LO5: Formulate and develop solutions to operations management situations.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Operations Management