Short Title:Production & Sup Management
Full Title:Production & Supervisory Management
Module Code:MNGT H3046
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:Darvree Downey
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with an insight into management theories and practices and their application in a production environment. Organisation structure and manufacturing classification are described. The development and implementation of process management methodologies is described and discussed. Current approaches to performance management are explained and compared. The module introduces the student to the basic concepts and application of project management. The module describes leadership and motivation theories and how they relate to organisational needs. Production budget preparation and the basics of product costing are explained.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Define the goals of process management and describe the implementation of process improvement methodologies (Six Sigma; Lean Manufacturing; Lean Sigma)
LO2 Explain the purposes of performance measurement and describe its different elements in the context of performance management methodologies such as the Balanced Scorecard
LO3 Compare and contrast traditional and modern approaches to organisation structure
LO4 Draw up simple aggregate production plans and relate production planning to capacity management strategies
LO5 Explain how products are costed for different purposes and how production budgets are prepared
LO6 Apply project management techniques to the planning and execution of projects
LO7 Apply management theory to develop solutions to problems within organisations

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project assignments may consist of one major project or two smaller projects. The assignments are based on case studies outlining a production-based problem or aspects of management theory and its application to production management. Project planning is part of the assessment requirement. Relevant literature survey material is applied to the organisational issues presented in case study form. 6,7 20.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment On-line open book single-question quizzes that build from lower to higher stake assessment over the term. The students is allowed a number of attempts at the initial quiz with feedback made available between attempts. 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture material presentation and in-class discussion on topics 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Reading of notes prior to lecture; Project research and preparation; Study for and completion of online quizzes; Reading prescribed articles. Studying for exam. 4.50 Every Week 4.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Tiernan, S.D., Morley, M.J., & Foley 2006, Modern Management: Theory and Practice for Irish Students, 3rd Ed., Gill and McMillian Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Russell, R.S., & Taylor, B.W 2008, Operations Management, 7th Ed., Prentice Hall NJ, USA
  • Evans and Lindsay 2000, The Management and Control of Quality
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Kent, T.W. 2005, Leading and Managing: It takes two to tango, Management Decision, 43, 1010-1017
  • Grebb, E. 2009, Is JIT manufacturing the right prescription? Small- and large-molecule drugmakers debate whether they can replicate other with just-in-time manufacturing., Pharmaceutical Technology, 33, 72-
  • Antony, Jiju 2010, Six Sigma vs Lean, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 60, 185-190
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPHAR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology 5 Mandatory