Operations Management

SCM20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

     

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

More teaching periods
Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

Results:
5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

Census:
31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Prerequisites

 
Replaces
BUS20003 Operations Management
 
 

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to a variety of quantitative and qualitative operations management tools to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to make informed decisions in order to improve organizational performance. Effective operations management is a key to managing a successful business as it involves ensuring that business processes are efficiently designed using the optimal amount of resources required to satisfy customer requirements. In this unit students will learn about operations management which involves designing, reviewing, monitoring and controlling production processes that convert inputs, such as labour and raw materials into outputs, such as services and goods.
 
Unit Learning Outcomes 
After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
 
1. Articulate the role, objectives and processes of operations management and how operations management is applied in businesses
2. Analyse a business problem to provide operations management solutions to optimise internal systems including production scheduling and supply chain management
3. Utilise a range of analytical tools such as inventory control models to satisfy competing internal and external demands and make business decisions