Production and operations management are activities that relate to the creation of goods and services through the transformation of inputs into outputs. Topics include: What is production and operations management; productivity, competitiveness and strategy; quality management; product and service design; process selection; design of work systems; learning curves; inventory management: MRP, JIT; maintenance and reliability; project management: P.E.R.T. and C.P.M. (Student groups are required to visit a manufacturing or service facility, produce a report, and do a formal presentation to the class covering the course topics investigated during the tour.) (Formerly MGT 401)
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.