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ITLS5020: Production and Operations Management

An understanding of the role of production and operations management within the context of logistics and supply chain management is essential for business managers to better respond to market opportunities and to manage risks to supply chain sustainability and resilience. The role of the production and operations management team within a supply chain is the design, operation and improvement of the processes and systems through which products are made and delivered. The success of a firm's logistic and supply chain management not only impacts on the profitability of a firm but also has a significant and growing impact on customer experience and satisfaction. Students undertaking this unit are equipped with a solid foundation in the language, concepts, techniques and principles that underlie the field of logistics and supply chain management and how successful production and operations management practices have helped organisations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their supply chains and create competitive advantage. This unit offers a thorough examination of various production and operations management concepts from a logistics and supply chain perspective. The key teaching topics include operations planning hierarchy, resource management, capacity planning, quality management, retail operations and sourcing decisions.

Code ITLS5020
Academic unit Transport and Logistics Studies
Credit points 6
TPTM6155 or TPTM5001 or ITLS5000 or ITLS6008

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain advanced principles, theories and applications in production and operations management and their applications in various industry contexts
  • LO2. Evaluate logistics and supply chain management concepts at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels and explore their impact, individually and collectively, on business performance
  • LO3. Analyse real logistics and supply chain problems and develop innovative strategies to address these
  • LO4. Identify current trends in logistics and supply chain management and assess the implications, risks, and opportunities for relevant stakeholders
  • LO5. Analyse how concepts in ethical and social awareness can guide personal decision-making and behaviour within logistics and supply chain management contexts
  • LO6. Communicate persuasively and professionally to logistics stakeholders to lead change and influence others