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Fundamentals of Operations Management


The capstone of this series, this course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems.  It discusses relationships within the company environment, particularly with marketing and product design.  Topics covered include facilities planning, TQM, cost analysis, project planning and operations resource management.


  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Product Planning
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Process Design
  • Facility Layout and Materials Handling
  • Case Study, Facility Location and Process Improvement
  • Midterm Examination and Process Improvement
  • Performance Measurement
  • Quality Management I
  • Quality Management II
  • Final Examination

It is strongly recommended that students complete the other three Fundamentals modules before attending this course.