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DSCI 434 Introduction to Operations Management

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and techniques of production and operations management for both service and manufacturing organizations. It will address the role of operations in relation to other functions and the methods to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Topics covered include: product and service design, capacity planning, design of work systems, location planning and analysis, material requirements planning, supply-chain management, enterprise resource planning, inventory management, total quality management, Six Sigma, lean enterprise and kaizen approaches, aggregate planning, just-in-time systems, scheduling, and project planning. Also included are tools and processes used in operations decisions such as forecasting, breakeven analysis, and critical path method using available software.

Prerequisites

4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Learn the fundamental terminology and concepts in operations management.
  • Analyze business problems and situations using operations management concepts, frameworks, tools, cases and projects.
  • Apply quantitative models to problems of service delivery, statistical quality control, forecasting, inventory and materials management, supply chain management, facilities planning, and project scheduling, and interpret the results generated by the models.
  • Understand the critical role of operations in manufacturing and service.
  • Recognize and use common tools and models that operations managers use in preparing and presenting data to support the decision making process.
  • Understand how concepts and tools in operations management apply in real world situations.
  • Explain operations management issues and their implications for those outside of operations: finance, marketing, accounting, information systems, outside suppliers and customers.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Introduction to Operations Management Luo, Charles Changyue Books for DSCI-434-50 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-50 Spring 2024
51 Introduction to Operations Management Elsaleiby, Aber Books for DSCI-434-51 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-51 Spring 2024
52 Introduction to Operations Management Elsaleiby, Aber Books for DSCI-434-52 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-52 Spring 2024
53 Introduction to Operations Management Saraph, Jayant V Books for DSCI-434-53 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-53 Spring 2024
54 Introduction to Operations Management Luo, Charles Changyue Books for DSCI-434-54 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-54 Spring 2024
55 Introduction to Operations Management Luo, Charles Changyue Books for DSCI-434-55 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-55 Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 PP-T: Introduction to Operations Management Barthol, Suanne Marie Drews Books for DSCI-434-01 Summer 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-01 Summer 2024
02 PP-T: Introduction to Operations Management Barthol, Suanne Marie Drews Books for DSCI-434-02 Summer 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-02 Summer 2024
50 Introduction to Operations Management Elsaleiby, Aber Books for DSCI-434-50 Summer 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-50 Summer 2024
51 Introduction to Operations Management Saraph, Jayant V Books for DSCI-434-51 Summer 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-51 Summer 2024
52 Introduction to Operations Management Luo, Charles Changyue Books for DSCI-434-52 Summer 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-52 Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Introduction to Operations Management Rasch, Tara Nichole Books for DSCI-434-01 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-01 Fall 2024
50 Introduction to Operations Management Staff, Staff Books for DSCI-434-50 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-50 Fall 2024
51 Introduction to Operations Management Saraph, Jayant V Books for DSCI-434-51 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-51 Fall 2024
52 Introduction to Operations Management Saraph, Jayant V Books for DSCI-434-52 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-52 Fall 2024
53 Introduction to Operations Management Elsaleiby, Aber Books for DSCI-434-53 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-53 Fall 2024
54 Introduction to Operations Management Elsaleiby, Aber Books for DSCI-434-54 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-54 Fall 2024
55 Introduction to Operations Management Staff, Staff Books for DSCI-434-55 Fall 2024 Course details for DSCI-434-55 Fall 2024