Course Details

Operations Management
OPNS-430-0
1.0 CR
Core
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION
1Ys: This course is typically waived through the admissions process or the equivalent course Operations Management (Turbo) (OPNS-438A) was completed during the Summer term. MMMs: This course is equivalent to the MMM core course Designing and Managing Business Processes (OPNS-440) Operations management is the management of business processes--that is, the management of the recurring activities of a firm. This course aims to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and to provide the language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with these issues to gain competitive advantage through operations. We examine how different business strategies require different business processes and how different operational capabilities allow and support different strategies to gain competitive advantage. A process view of operations is used to analyze different key operational dimensions such as capacity management, cycle time management, supply chain and logistics management, and quality management. Finally, we connect to recent developments such as lean or world-class manufacturing, just-in-time operations, time-based competition and business re-engineering.
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
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CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
E&W: (DECS-430-5 OR DECS-435-0 OR DECS-440-0)
Negative Prerequisite:
Full-Time: OPNS-440-0 AND OPNSM-430-0
E&W: OPNSM-430-0