OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Course Information
TitleΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΩΝ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΩΝ / OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Code12ΥΔ05
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolEconomics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Varlas
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001423

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 654
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600147370
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
EXCEPT FOR MATHEMATICS THERE ARE NO OTHER EXTRA PREREQUISITES. IF OPERATIONS RESEARCH WAS TAUGHT EARLIER MIGHT BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT NECESSARY.
Learning Outcomes
STUDENTS SHALL LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT IN ANY COMPANY, PRODUCTION OR SERVICES AND THE REQUIRED SKILLS THE OPERATIONS MANAGER NEEDS TO ACQUIRE IN ORDER TO MANAGE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY THE NOWADAYS COMPANY IN THE NEW BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT WITH GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY NETWORKS.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Aim of the course: The introduction to operations management for producing both products and services. Modern approaches to important problems such as product selection and design, capacity design and other tasks that imply a large amount of resources and affect the effectiveness and performance of the whole operations. Contents of the course per week INTRODUCTION (Week 1) Operations Management: Introduction, Organization of the course and assignment of case studies to the students. (Week 2) Operations performance and Operations strategy. DESIGN (Week 3) Process design and the Design of products and services. (Week 4) Supply network design and Layout and flow. (Week 5) Process technology and People, jobs and organization. Work study. PLANNING AND CONTROL (Week 6) The nature of planning and control and Capacity planning and control. (Week 7) Inventory planning and control and Supply chain planning and control. (Week 8) Enterpise resource planning (ERP) and Materials requirements planning (MRP). (Week 9) Lean operations, and synchronization and Just-In-time Systems (JIT). JIT Game. (Week 10) Project planning and control. Quality management and Total quality management (TQM). (Week 11) Statistical process control (SPC) and Operations improvement. (Week 12) Risk management, Organizing for improvement and Operations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). (Week 13) Case studies from Greek and foreign firms and their presentation by the students. Course summary.
Keywords
Operations Management, Production Management, Supply Chain Management
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
- Moodle - PPT files - other - Search engines (google, heallink) and the electronic sources of the Library of AUTH for bibliographic search.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1023.6
Seminars
Laboratory Work60.2
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Project240.9
Written assigments200.7
Exams20.1
Total1545.5
Student Assessment
Description
Triple axes of appraisal: Class participation in lectures, team - essays and written end term exams. FINAL WRITTEN EXAM: 100% CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ASSIGNMENTS, PRESENTATION AND WRITTEN REPORT AS WELL AS SHORT CASE STUDY PRESENTATION IN CLASS: UP TO 20% (BONUS)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ Θ. ΧΡΥΣΟΛΕΩΝ "ΔΙΟΙΚΗΣΗ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΩΝ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΩΝ - ΠΟΣΟΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΣΕΓΓΙΣΗ", ΕΚΔΌΣΕΙΣ "σοφία", 2015, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ. [ΚΥΡΙΟ ΣΥΓΓΡΑΜΜΑ] 2. Slack N., Chambers S., Johnston R., "Διοίκηση Παραγωγής Προϊόντων και Υπηρεσιών", ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ 5ης ΑΓΓΛΙΚΗΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΗΣ,έκδ. Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
ΠΡΟΣΘΕΤΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ 1. Slack N., Chambers S., Johnston R., "Διοίκηση Παραγωγής Προϊόντων και Υπηρεσιών", ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ 5ης ΑΓΓΛΙΚΗΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΗΣ, έκδ. Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα 2010. 2. ANDERSON, D., SWEENEY, D., WILLIAMS, T., MARTIN, K., An Introduction to Management Science, Quantitative approaches to Decision Making, 12th Edition, Thomson, South‐West, 2008 or the last edition. 3. Balakrishnan, N., Render, B., Stair, R. Managerial Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets, Pearson New International Third Edition, 2014. 4. Jacobs R.,Chase B.R. "Διοίκηση Λειτουργιών και Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας", έκδ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα 2011. 5. James R. Evans, "Productions/Operations Management, Quality, Performance, and Value", Fifth Edition, West Publ. Co., 1997. 6. R. Johnston, S. Chambers, C. Harland, A. Harrison and N. Slack, "Cases in Operations Management", Pitman Publishing, 1995. 7. R. Dan Reid and Nada R. Sanders, ``Operations Management - An Integrated Approach'', Fourth Edition, 2010, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 8. Cachon, Gerard and Terwiesch, Christian, Matching Supply with Demand, An Introduction to Operations Management, McGraw-Hill, Third International Edition, 2013. 9. Cachon, Gerard and Terwiesch, Christian, Operations Management, McGraw-Hill, Second Edition, 2016. 10. Russell, S. Roberta and Taylor, W. Bernard, Operations Management Along the Supply Chain, Wiley, Sixth International Students Version, 2009. 11. Haizer, Jay and Render, Barry, Operations Management Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, Pearson, Eleventh Global Edition, 2014. 12. Hopp, J. Wallace and Spearman, L. Mark, Factory Physics, Waveland Press, Inc., 2008, Reissued 2011, Third Edition. 13. Κώστα Ν. Δερβιτσιώτη, ``Διοίκηση Παραγωγής, Σύγχρονες Προσεγγίσεις'', Αθήνα 1995. ΜΕΛΕΤΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΠΤΩΣΗΣ: ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟ INTERNET, ΒΙΒΛΙΑ, ΑΡΘΡΑ ΣΕ ΔΙΕΘΝΗ ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΛΛΕΣ ΠΗΓΕΣ. ΣΗΜΕΙΩΣΗ: ΟΙ ΦΟΙΤΗΤΕΣ ΕΝΘΑΡΡΥΝΟΝΤΑΙ ΝΑ ΑΝΑΖΗΤΟΥΝ ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΜΕΛΕΤΟΥΝ ΤΑ ΠΙΟ ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΗ ΑΡΘΡΑ ΑΠΟ ΠΟΙΟΤΙΚΑ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΑ ΔΙΕΘΝΗ ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΑ, ΟΠΩΣ ΤΑ: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, IISE TRANSACTIONS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ΑΡΘΡΑ ΠΟΥ ΤΑ ΑΝΑΦΕΡΟΥΝ ΑΛΛΟΙ ΣΥΓΓΡΑΦΕΙΣ: THE MOST CITED ARTICLES, Ή ΑΡΘΡΑ ΠΟΥ ΤΑ 'ΚΑΤΕΒΑΖΟΥΝ' ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΟ ΟΙ ΑΝΑΓNΩΣΤΕΣ: THE MOST DOWNLOADED ARTICLES).
Last Update
26-01-2020