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1 Fundamentals of Operations Management (BUS 140 / Section 13) W, 06:30 pm – 09:15 pm Room: BBC 108 Ming Zhou Office: 656 Phone: 408 – 924 - 3572 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday 3:00pm – 5:00 pm And by appointment Course Website : all course materials will be available before class meetings at WEBCT. The syllabus is also available at my website: . Textbook : Operations Management , by W. J. Stevenson, 9 th edition, McGraw- Hill, 2005 Course Objective : To gain an understanding and appreciation of the principles and applications relevant to the planning, design, and operation of production and service organizations. To develop skills necessary to effectively analyze and synthesize the many inter-relationships inherent in complex socio-economic process systems. To understand analytical methods and their applications in Operations Management. To acquire knowledge, and understanding of the world in which you will contribute your talents and leadership in the future. To encourage individual responsibility for meaningful participation in class and team activities. To understand what managers do about processes and to become effective operations managers in the highly competitive, global environment. Course Topics : The course introduces general characteristics of POM systems, focuses on topics relating to operating decisions, and includes topics of design. Specifically, the course surveys productivity strategies, decision theory, quality management, product/process planning, project management, job design and work measurement, and facilities layout. Basic analytical techniques are encompassed, and emphasis is placed on problem solving. Attendance : Sign the attendance sheet when you enter the classroom. You are ALLOWED to miss one class for emergent needs. Further absence should be accompanied with appropriate documents, such as a note from your doctor. Prolonged absence can result in grade deterioration. It is in your best interest to bring prolonged absence to my attention as soon as possible.
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2 College Policy: a) Academic integrity statement (from Office of Judicial Affairs): “Your own commitment to learning, as evidenced by your enrollment at San José State University and the University’s Academic Integrity Policy requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty are required to report all infractions to the Office of Judicial Affairs. The policy on academic integrity can be found at b) Campus policy in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: “If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities register with DRC to establish a
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