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Operations Management

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Operations Management   (OPM-301)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Operations Management is focused on the process of transforming inputs (labor, material, and capital) through a value-added process to produce goods and services. The course covers the functional aspects of operations in terms of value chains, performance measurement, process selection, design of facility layouts and work systems, forecasting, inventory and resource management, production scheduling, lean operations, quality control, and project management within a domestic and global business environment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the significance of operations management and connect it to business success.
  • Evaluate the role of value chains, performance measurement, and operations strategy in operations management.
  • Explain the role of technology in operations management.
  • Apply strategies of product and service design, including calculation of system reliability.
  • Discuss ways to apply process and value stream mapping for process design.
  • Explain key elements of process layout.
  • Evaluate the significance of supply chain management.
  • Explain the importance of forecasting.
  • Assess the benefits of effective capacity, inventory, resource, and schedule management.
  • Discuss quality management and apply the tools of quality assurance to the process of producing goods and providing services.
  • Assess the value of lean production principles.
  • Analyze the key issues associated with project management.

Available by TECEP exam.  
Management and Technology   (MAN-392)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
An introduction to the understanding of the critical interface between people and technical-structural elements of an organization, e.g. production processes, distribution systems, information technology. The emphasis is on discovering the optimal fit between people and technology to improve productivity.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Assess the organizational impact of the deployment of technology-based systems on the organization and its membership.
  • Define ergonomics. Explain the importance of ergonomics in technology and the modern workplace.
  • Discuss ethical issues surrounding the use and management of technology in the business sector.
  • Classify the challenges associated with the management of a global, technical enterprise.
  • Identify the influences of technology upon leadership and management methods. Determine if leadership is negatively or positivity impacted by technology, systems and products.
  • Describe cybersecurity. Model strategies and safeguards that can be implemented to reduce or eliminate cyber-threats.
  • Detail the potential impact to employees from the deployment of new technologies/systems. Outline approaches that can be implemented to minimize or eliminate the identified impacts.
  • Compare and contrast the benefits of technological project management practices to traditional methods and practices. Defend the use and application of technology-based project management.
  • Express and define the benefits in the application of technology in general operations management.
  • Categorize the processes associated with the design, development and deployment of web-based solutions.
  • Discuss management and technologies issues associated with the deployment of ecommerce operations.

Computer Operations Management   (CAP-222)   3.00 s.h.  
Fundamental purposes and practices of managing computer operations. Administrative responsibilities, operations and clerical staff requirements. Considerations of standards, system evaluation, machine loading, input/output controls and vendor interface. 
Export/Import Operations Management   (OPM-381)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
A basic course in foreign trade operations. The course treats such topics as international, freight movements (surface and air), marine insurance, government controls, financing overseas transactions, foreign trade information sources.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain how foreign trade operations are affected by worldwide activities and global situations including bi-lateral trade agreements, customs restrictions, wars, economic failures, and cultural biases.
  • Analyze the requirements and limitations imposed by governments on both exports and imports, and explain how they impact global commerce.
  • Compare and contrast international freight transportation alternatives including speed of delivery, warehousing, delays in route, overall corporate costs, and insurance.
  • Apply and explain export and import terminology as it is applied to international logistics activities.
  • Discuss how fluctuations in a nation's currency value can have a significant effect on international trade and the costs of doing business in that nation.

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