GSC3600 Syllabus, Winterl 2011

GSC3600 Syllabus, Winterl 2011 - WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY...

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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, WINTER 2011, GSC3600 Wednesday 09:35AM - 12:20PM Room 10 PRENTIS INSTRUCTOR: Name: Dr. K. S. Krishnan, 317 Prentis Telephone: (313) 577-9811, e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1 PM – 3 PM TEXT BOOK: Operations Management by William J. Stevenson, (10th Edition ) Irwin/McGraw-Hill, SBN # 978-0-07-337784-1 ADDITIONAL READING: Periodically additional reading material will be assigned. You are responsible for this additional material which will be included in the exams. All class materials including the syllabus will be posted on Blackboard and should be downloaded from Blackboard. GENERAL INFORMATION : The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of Operations Management and its importance in business. The challenges we currently see in industry are intense competition, declining market share, financial losses, plant closures, lay-offs etc. We will discuss why this is happening and what companies are trying to do to turn their companies around. All course related materials such as the syllabus, lecture notes, additional reading materials, announcements and grades will be posted on Blackboard. Please visit Blackboard frequently to keep up with what is going on in the course. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me via telephone or email. Make sure you give me your name and the section you are registered in when communicating. TEXT BOOK : Operations Management / William J. Stevenson - 10th Edition McGraw-Hill / Irwin, ISBN: 0-07-337784-8 , ISBN 978-0-07-337784-1 Study Guide and CD are optional, but not required for this course. COURSE DESCRIPTION : O perations management deals with planning and integration of various production activities, processes and resources. The success of an organization depends on how effectively
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