Operations Management

Online Short Learning Programme

open
registration
10 weeks
duration
1 700.00
price

Operations Management is about the running of the entire engine of a business to achieve maximum efficiency, effectiveness and productivity at the lowest cost possible. It is responsible for the automation of the administration and production of a business or organisation. It is about the way goods and services are produced.

This Operations Management Online Short Course provides an overview of the intricate processes utilised to deliver goods and services, such as supply chain, logistics, inventory management, SHEQ and facilities management.

Summary

This short learning programme has been designed and curated in manageable learning modules, which include diverse learning assessment activities.

  • Access your course notes via the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Learn while using our rich-interactive media, such as videos, infographics, gamification tools
  • Enjoy the supplementary case-study readings in each module
  • Participate and collaborate in discussion forums
  • Apply your learnings to self-grading quizzes and continuous assessments
Subject Expert

The course has been designed and curated by Dr Frances Wright.

Having first studied and practiced as an oral hygienist, Frances embarked on her career in operations management in 1986. She specialises in communications, marketing and the implementation of systems and processes that minimise waste, streamline business practices, enhance productivity and maximise service delivery to a varied client base. Frances completed a BSc Honours Industrial Technology and Operations Management (cum laude), a diploma in operations management (cum laude) and a certificate in production management (cum laude) from the Production Management Institute. She was honoured as the institute’s “Top Student” for three consecutive years.

Frances also completed an MBA at North West University in 2007, where she was also honoured as the top Operations student. She has a PhD in Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship from North West University and acts as a business mentor and trainer for business partners. She founded the not-for-profit People for People Fundraising Trust, where she discovered her passion for operations management.

Tutor Support

Each of our LCIBS Online courses is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready to guide and assist their students throughout their learning experience. The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course is trained to mentor each student to reach their potential and achieve their learning goals. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

Basic Requirements:

In order to get the full benefit of and complete this course, you are required to:

  • Have a registered email account for notifications and communications
  • Have access to a computer/laptop/tablet
  • Have a stable internet connection
  • Read documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF reader, or similar PDF viewer
  • Have access to the Microsoft Office Suite (inclusive of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Mac OS Pages Application to create and read documents, as well have the ability to export documents into PDF files
  • Use the latest version of Firefox/Internet Explorer/Chrome web browser when accessing the Virtual Learning Environment

Additional Requirements:
Certain courses will require that you have additional software applications. These additional software applications will be communicated to you when you register and enrol for the course. Any additional resources that will be required will be at the discretion of the registered student.

How You Will Learn

This short learning programme has been designed and curated in manageable learning modules, which include diverse learning assessment activities.

  • Access your course notes via the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Learn while using our rich-interactive media, such as videos, infographics, gamification tools
  • Enjoy the supplementary case-study readings in each module
  • Participate and collaborate in discussion forums
  • Apply your learnings to self-grading quizzes and continuous assessments

module outline

Module 0
Orientation

Module 1
What is Operations Management?

Module 2
Supply Chain and Logistics

Module 3
Forecasting and Inventory Management

Module 4
Capacity and Resource Planning

Module 5
SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality)

Module 6
Facilities Management

Module 7
Production and Process Management

Module 8
Quality Management

Module 9
Wrap Up

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