This subject demonstrates how operations and supply chain are at the heart of all market-driven and not-for-profit enterprises. It provides an introduction to the field of operations and supply chain management and how these function in the global economy. It addresses the question of how the supply chain can be designed to deliver competitive advantage whilst meeting the strategic objectives of the firm. Core topics such as forecasting, inventory, manufacturing, quality, lean production through to project management are investigated. The subject also acknowledges the impact of information technology, e-business, outsourcing, six sigma and quality management. Students can expect to gain an understanding of key principles and tools that can be applied to improve the utilisation of corporate assets. Applications will be introduced through readings, case analysis and class interaction.
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1. Apply the key concepts and tools of supply chain and operations management to improve the utilisation of enterprise assets.
2. Describe the interaction of forecasting, inventory management and manufacturing in business scenarios.
3. Describe the key concepts and inter-relationships of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and their impact on the manufacturing process.
4. Analyse a given supply chains and provide recommendations for improvement.