Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials
Lecture 20 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Case Study  1,500 words  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   80%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, students will be able to explain clearly the subject matter and its pertinence to/implications for the wider business. Students will also be expected to identify the various key components of Operations Management. Students will be able to address (both on an academic and practical basis) a variety of operations management issues both through a process of discussion and written work.


The main aims of the proposal are:

To introduce students to and develop their understanding of the discipline, concepts, theories and practical models of Operations Management in the context of modern, well-integrated businesses; to build students' ability/skills to approach and analyse a variety of operations management issues and problems.

To familiarise students with the use of case study material as a form of learning, and to improve students' operations management topic-discussion skills.

Reading List

General Text
D Waller (2003) Operations Management, A Supply Chain Approach Thomson Business Press Primo search M Christopher Supply Chain Management Primo search N Slack, S Chambers, R Johnston Operations Management 3rd edition Prentice Hall (Main text) Primo search Selection of relevant Case Studies Heizer, J. and Bender, B. (2006) Principles of Operations Management FT Prentice Hall Primo search Kruger, D., Wit, P. and Ramdass, K. (2005) Operations Management Oxford University Press Primo search Slack, N., Chambers, S. and Johnston, R. (2004) Operations Management FT Prentice Hall Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7