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ES985 - Operations Strategy for Industry

  • Module code: ES985
  • Module name: Operations Strategy for Industry
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The existence of a properly formulated and explicit strategy is essential to ensure the development and success of the business. In industrial companies, the operations strategy is a key element. Every company is in a unique and dynamic situation offering products and services with different order winning criteria. Consequently the philosophy of this module is to present a variety of frameworks, methods and examples of how operations strategy can be formulated and implemented in manufacturing and related industries.

Principal learning outcomes

"On completion, the participant will be: Define Operations Strategy and its importance in an industrial business; Explain how Operations Strategy integrates, aligns and interacts with other company strategies; Describe the impact of Operations Strategy at different levels within the organisation; Recognise the need to measure the performance of the operations strategy and identify suitable areas for measurement; Discuss and give examples of how Operations Strategy can be formulated; Appraise and question different companies’ operations strategies and draw conclusions from the information. Select appropriate practices for implementing; Operations Strategy in different environments; Apply some of the tools and techniques learnt to case study material."

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/structure/modules/osi/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES985-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (H7Q0) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (H7Q1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (Yildiz Technical University) (H7Q6) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management (China) (H7Q7) - Year 1
Optional

N/A