SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHN209213
Module Leader n/a
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Management
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to develop knowledge, understanding and application of conceptsprocessed and techniques to manufacturing operations.


THE TEACHING SYLLABUS WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING AREAS:IntroductionIntroduction to Industrial OrganisationOrganisational Design and OperationThe role, function and integration of specialist functions (Marketing, design, production, finance).Design and Planning of Operating SystemsDesign and specification of goods, including new product development. Design and specificationof process/system. Production and Demand characteristics - influence on design of operationsand planning and control systems. Location - Analysis and factors influencing selection.Layout - Factors influencing and characteristics. Resource requirements planning - capacity, equipment labour. Design of Work Practices and Payment Systems - work study, PMTS, ergonomics, activity sampling. Manpower Planning.Operation and ControlPlanning and scheduling activities. Aggregate planning. Materials and Inventory Management.Production planning, scheduling, loading and quality control. Maintenance planning and control.The Organisation as a Cost SystemOverviews of management accounting. Investment appraisal - pay-back, discounted cash flow,profitability index, break-even analysis. Standard costing and budgetary control. Product costing.

Learning Outcomes

ON COMPLETION OF THIS MODULE THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO:Appreciate and understand the dynamics and nature of manufacturing operations and associatedinfrastructure.Indentify, understand and apply appropriate concepts, techniques and methods to the design andplanning of manufacturing operations.Understand and apply appropriate concepts, techniques and methods to the operation and control of manufacturing systems.Work effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of situations.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

,,The course will be presented by lectures providing the appropriate theory and concepts, seminars and,group discussions; participation in a business game.

Indicative Reading

ESSENTIALProduction and Operations Management: Manufacturing and Services (8th Edition) Chase, RB &Aquilano, NJ, Irwin 1998.SUPPLEMENTARYOperations Management, Vonderembse, MA & White, GP, West 1995Operations Management: Continuous Improvement, Schonberger, RJ & Knod, Jr, EM, Irwin 1994Manufacturing Strategy: The strategic management of the manufacturing functions, Hill, T, OpenUniversity Set Book, 1995.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 9.00
Lectures (FT) 30.00
Seminars (FT) 9.00
Assessment (FT) 14.00
Independent Learning (FT) 113.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 70.00 40% CASE STUDY OPEN BOOK
Coursework 0.00 30.00 40% CASE STUDY