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Operations and Project Management HX3X 04
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Assignment Operations and Project Management HX3X 04
Learning Outcome 1: Critically evaluate how operations management contributes to the competitiveness of an organization.
1.1: Critically discuss the principles, theories, and concepts of Operations Management. 1.2: Evaluate the impact of productivity, workflow, and quality on organizational competitiveness. 1.3 Critically discuss the integration of core operational strategies with the overall business strategy.
Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate how quality management processes and supply chain networks contribute to achieving the overall strategic objectives of an organization.
2.1: Critically discuss the application of principles, techniques, and practices of Quality Management in operations management. 2.2: Evaluate the critical role of Supply Chain network design in aligning the operations strategy to the overall business strategy. 2.3: Develop appropriate performance indicators to effect monitoring, control, and continuous improvement of company operations.
Learning Outcome 3: Critically evaluate the information management/systems in relation to the operation management processes.
3.1: Critically discuss how the synthesis of management information systems assist the operations management process. 3.2: Evaluate the use of wide range of ICT applications in supporting and enhancing the management of operations in organisations. 3.3: Critically analyse the appropriate methods, requirements, and the use of current and emerging technologies for the optimisation of operational processes.
Learning Outcome 4: Design a project plan for a given business scenario and implement a project.
4.1: Analyze the principles, practices, methodologies, and the tools to develop project specification, schedule, control, and evaluation of projects. 4.2: Evaluate the contribution of Project Leadership during change and management of stakeholders. 4.3: Implement and manage a project using scheduling tools and project controls.
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