BUS_370_Syllabus_SP11

BUS_370_Syllabus_SP11 - BUS 370-001 Spring 2011 Operations...

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BUS 370-001 Spring 2011 Nelson 3400, T H, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Instructor: Mr. Donavon Favre, Nelson Hall 2313 Phone: 513-0508 E-mail: djfavre@ncsu.edu Office Hours: 10:00-11:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and by appointment. I am regularly in the office, especially Tuesday and Thursday after 1:30 p.m., so feel free to stop by as well. GAs: Barath Srinivasan - bsriniv@ncsu.edu Sarah Gilbert – segilber@ncsu.edu Debanjan Ghosh - dghosh3@ncsu.edu Course Materials will come from two sources: 1. Course Website: Course material, including the syllabus, lecture notes, old tests, homework and solutions will be posted to Moodle (http://moodle.wolfware.ncsu.edu). 2. Required Text: Second Edition (Cecil Bozarth and Rob Handfield), 2008, Pearson/Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13- 179103-6 Overview “Operations” produces the products or manages the services that an organization provides to its customers. Careful management of this area and its resources is required if the organization is to prosper, or indeed, survive. In contrast, supply chains encompass all activities associated with the flow of goods from the raw materials stage through to the end user, as well as the associated information flows. Supply chains link the operations of many organizations together. Course Objectives: Comprehension of business issues which managers face in setting up, planning, and controlling operations so you can effectively interact and solve problems with operations professionals in a business context (whether you work in supply chain or a related business function). Application of the concepts in operations including solving quantitative business problems (i.e. forecasting and inventory calculations) and applying the knowledge (i.e. selecting the best forecasting model for a specific business application). Gain knowledge of operations terminology (i.e. kanban, economic order quantity) so you can effectively communicate in an operations environment.
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Class Expectations Since this is an upper-level undergraduate course, I expect you to attend class regularly (slacker = loser) and participate in class activities and discussions. Learning is most effective when the class is a combination of teaching methods (i.e. lecture, discussion, demonstrations). For most class periods, I will conduct several class activities to illustrate important points. I expect you to take advantage of this class to develop skills
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