Module Identifier MBM1110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Semester Exam   2 Hours   80%  
  Semester Assessment   Case Study 1,500 words   20%  


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.

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.

Reading Lists

N Slack, S Chambers, R Johnston. Operations Management. 3rd edition. Prentice Hall (Main text)
D Waller. Operations Management, A Supply Chain Approach. Thomson Business Press
E Galdratt and J Fox. The Goal. Gower Press
J Kotter. Leading Change.
M Christopher. Supply Chain Management.
Selection of relevant Case Studies.