Operations Management

llsmg2053  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Operations Management
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Main themes
This course is both a basic course in operations management and in management science. Its scope consists of studying how operations management problems could be solved using mathematical models and techniques provided by operations research.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the class, students should be able o to specify the reference framework and the elements playing a part in the decision making process in the field of operations and production management ; to analyze these elements, in particular using mathematical models and techniques (without neglecting human factors), in order to help in the decision-making process.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
The course starts with an introduction to the basics of operations management and production of goods and services. Next, two topics are studied : the design of a production system and the mid to short-term planning of operations. The quantitative tools are introduced progressively with their relevance Methods Lecture and exercises (cases and problems). In-class activities 0 Lectures 0 Interactive seminar 0 Micro-teaching (partly presented by students) 0 Exercices/PT 0 Problem based learning 0 Project based learning 0 role playing/simulation 0 other… At home activities 0 Readings to prepare the lecture 0 Exercices to prepare the lecture 0 E-learning 0 Paper work 0 Students presentation 0 Other
Other information
Prerequisite : basic course in mathematics, statistics and probabilities Evaluation : open book written exam (problem solving) Support : HEIZER J. and RENDER B., Operations Management, Pearson Education (2004) References : see support Pedagogic team : assistants of the POMS unit Internationalisation 0 CEMS course 0 international content (does the course tackle international issues related to the course content ?) 0 international guests 0 international case study 0 other : ……………………………… Corporate features 0 conference 0 case study 0 corporate game 0 corporate guest 0 company visit 0 other : ………………………………… Skills 0 presentation skills 0 writing skills 0 team work 0 individual autonomy 0 problem solving 0 decision making 0 time management 0 project management 0 multicultural work 0 critical thinking 0 assertiveness 0 other : ………………………… Techniques and tools for teaching and learning 0 IT tools 0 Internet work 0 modelling 0 simulation 0 quantitative methods 0 qualitative methods 0 mathematics 0 technology and science 0 other : …………………………
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Management (shift schedule)