Short Title:Operations Management & Logistics
Full Title:Operations Management & Logistics
Module Code:MANS H3001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module are: To familiarise students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, as well as current techniques used in Operations, Supply Chain Management and Logistics; To see where these are also applicable to the services industry; To provide students with the language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations, and evaluate various stategies and their appropriateness for an organisation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Classification of Manufacturing Systems and Plant Layouts: distinguish between the different types of system and layout, where they are appropriate, and the problems/issues arising in each.
LO2 Inventory Management and Material Requirement Planning (MRP): Define and Classify Inventory; Identify Inventory Costs; Demonstrate an understanding Inventory Management Systems; Solve a mathematical Economic Order Quantity Problem; Identify the Inputs and Outputs necessary for Material Requirement Planning; Develop a Bill of Materials; Time Phased Assembly Schedule and a Time Phased Net Requirements Schedule; Distinguish the difference between MRP and MRP II.
LO3 Lean Production Techniques: Define Lean (Just in Time) operations; identify waste and distinguish between value-adding and non-value-adding operations; Demonstrate an understanding of,and communicate the key elements of Lean (incl. pull production & kanban, leadtime/inventory reduction, supplier relationships, and quality); Discuss the difference between traditional manufacturing and Lean Operations.
LO4 Six Sigma: Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Six Sigma and communicate its key elements.
LO5 Capacity Analysis: Define capacity and techniques used to measure capacity; Identify capacity planning strategies (and their respective characteristics) and apply these strategies to a manufacturing environment; discuss the production planning process and create an aggregate plan and master production schedule for a simple system
LO6 Supply Chain Management:Define Supply Chain Management (SCM) and explain its importance;Identify the various supply chain drivers and obstacles.
LO7 Location Analysis: demonstrate an understanding of the importance of location selection and its impact on operations management; identify and discuss the issues/factors that must be considered when selecting a location; use various selection tools and critically evaluate the results they generate.
LO8 Transportation Analysis: Identify the different modes of transportation and their impact on operations management; Discuss the various transportation costs; Solve a "transportation problem".

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Each student is asked to examine their own workplace (or section thereof) from a Lean perspective. They must analyse the process steps, identify which are value-adding and which not, and make recommendations for improving and stream lining the overall process. This applies equally to services as well as manufacturing industries. They submit an individual written report (2,000 - 3,000 words). 3 30.00 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 70.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght 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 theory, examples and class discussion 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time study of notes/books/articles, working on CA, studying for exam 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Roberta S. Russell, Bernard W. Taylor, 2010, Operations Management, 7 Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-0470525906]
  • Jay Heizer, Barry Render 2011, Principles of operations management, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0136114468]
  • Mike L. George 2003, Lean Six Sigma for service, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 978-0071418218]
  • John Mangan, Chandra Lalwani, Tim Butcher, Roya Javadpour, 2011, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2 Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1119998846]
  • James C. Johnson, Donald F. Wood, Daniel L. Wardlow, Paul R. Murphy 1999, Contemporary Logistics, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0137985487]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BTECH_D Bachelor of Science in the Management of Innovation and Technology 6 Mandatory