1. Introduction to Operations Management: An overview of the field of operations management, its importance, and its role in organizational success.
2. Supply Chain Management: Study of the flow of goods, services, and information from suppliers to customers. Topics may include procurement, inventory management, logistics, and distribution.
3. Production and Inventory Management: Examination of production planning, scheduling, capacity management, and inventory control techniques.
4. Quality Management: Understanding and implementing quality control measures to ensure products or services meet or exceed customer expectations. This may involve studying quality management systems, statistical process control, and continuous improvement methodologies.
5. Process Improvement: Techniques and tools for analyzing and improving operational processes. This may include topics such as Lean Six Sigma, process mapping, and root cause analysis.
6. Project Management: Introduction to project management principles and practices, including project planning, execution, monitoring, and control.
7. Operations Strategy: Developing and implementing strategies to align operational objectives with organizational goals. This may involve studying competitive analysis, resource allocation, and performance measurement.
8. Operations Analytics: Using data and analytical techniques to make informed decisions and optimize operational performance. Topics may include data analysis, forecasting, and performance measurement.
9. Risk Management: Identifying and managing risks that may impact operational performance. This may involve studying risk assessment, mitigation strategies, and contingency planning.
10. Leadership and Team Management: Developing effective leadership and team management skills to lead and motivate teams in an operational setting.
11. Ethical and Sustainable Operations: Understanding the ethical and social responsibility considerations in operations management, including sustainability practices.