Operations Management

Course #MN3042

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course provides an overview of operations in military and commercial systems. The course has three sections: (1) creating processes, including a survey of process types, capacity planning, and service system design; (2) controlling processes, including MRP/ERP systems and the role of information; and (3) coordinating processes, including inventory management, purchasing, and supply chain management. Prerequisite: None.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 192

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, the student will be able to:

  • Adopt the process management viewpoint to understand, analyze, and improve the performance of operational and business processes in terms of cost, quality, speed, service, flexibility, and readiness.
  • Define, describe, and utilize concepts and analytical techniques fundamental to process analysis and design, such as capacity, bottleneck, cycle time, critical path, Little’s Law, economies of scale, PERT/CPM, inventory management, and queuing theory.
  • Define, describe, and utilize process control methods, such as Theory of Constraints and Statistical Process Control (SPC).
  • Develop sound, high-level understanding of Lean Six Sigma(LSS), including the DMAIC methodology and a range of LSS tools and techniques.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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