SCM2160 Course Outline. WIN 2016 DUA - Course SCM 2160...

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Course SCM 2160 - Supply Chain and Operations Management Winter 2016 Instructor Alok Dua, Office: #376 Drake. Email: [email protected] ; Phone: 474-8104, 261-4512, Office Hours: M/W 11.30- 12.30 pm or by appointment. Introduction Operations management concerns the management of the transformation of inputs into outputs. An operations manager is principally concerned with the design, planning, direction, and control of facilities, processes, and activities required to transform material, labour, capital, energy, and skills into goods and services. Course Objectives The major objective of this course is to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of operations management from a general management perspective. So, although you may not be involved in the direct management of operations in future employment, it will be useful to understand the problems and complexity faced by operations managers. At the conclusion of this course, you should appreciate that operations management is not simply a set of well-understood "nuts-and-bolts" techniques. Rather, it is primarily a management discipline that is strategically important for survival in today's more competitive environment. Course Material Jacobs., Chase and Balakrishnan, 2010. Operations & Supply Chain Management The Core – 2 nd Canadian Edition . Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson package of cases and readings mainly from the Harvard Business School or the Richard Ivey School of Business class notes in the drake centre library Methods of Instruction Case Studies. requires active student participation. Each of the teaching case studies for this course presents an operations management situation in which a decision must be made in light of a number of tradeoffs and alternatives. For days in which we do a case discussion, class time will be devoted to discussing the situation, the managerial and technical implications of various options, and action to be taken to implement preferred options. There is no one right answer to a case but there are definitely approaches that
page 2 address the issues and recognize the tradeoffs involved. Thus, the lack of a single correct answer does not imply that all suggestions are equally valid. For each case discussion, you have been assigned some "Questions for Consideration." These questions are for guidance only, to help you focus on certain aspects of a particular case. At a minimum, you should be prepared to address each question in class. Overall, putting yourself in the position of the decision maker, the real issue is what should be done and why? That is, as the decision maker, how do you plan to resolve the situation? Other Methods may include article discussions, exercises, Lectures, Programming, demonstrations, mini-tests, site visits, and student presentations.

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