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IB247 - Improving Process Performance

  • Module code: IB247
  • Module name: Improving Process Performance
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module further develops your understanding of the discipline of operations management; exposes you to the emergent philosophies of process and performance improvement in manufacturing and service contexts in both for-profit and public sectors; explores the benefits, pitfalls and implementation issues associated with different process improvement concepts and approaches; and encourages you to test and critically evaluate quality improvement tools and techniques, and performance management systems.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand critically the emergent 'soft' technologies for process improvement (eg. TQM, BPR, Kaizen etc.); critically appreciate the tools and techniques that are available to support process improvement and performance analysis; appreciate the relevance of current published work to operations management and process improvement; work in groups to prepare and present case studies; apply analytic skills to case study analysis; conduct independent research using primary and secondary data; apply and critically evaluate a number of process improvement tools and techniques for analysing and improving operations; question and critically evaluate a company's implementation of process improvement philosophies, tools and techniques; analyse operational performance and make recommendations for its improvement.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour lecture per week

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB247-12)
B1 (Examination only) Improving Process Performance 100%
B3 (Examination only) Improving Process Performance (Non-finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
B4 (Examination only) Improving Process Performance (Finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
D (Assessed/examined work) Written Assignment 20%
  2 hr examination 80%
D3 (Assessed/examined work) Improving Process Performance (Non-Finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
D4 (Assessed/examined work) Improving Process Performance (Finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed for visiting/exchange students 100%
15 CATS (Module code: IB247-15)
B1 (Examination only) Improving Process Performance 100%
B3 (Examination only) Improving Process Performance (Non-finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
B4 (Examination only) Improving Process Performance (Finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
D (Assessed/examined work) Written Assignment 20%
  2 hr examination 80%
D3 (Assessed/examined work) Improving Process Performance (Non-Finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
D4 (Assessed/examined work) Improving Process Performance (Finalists) STAFF USE ONLY 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed for visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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