The aim of this unit is to develop students’ understanding of contemporary operations theory as a function of a modern organisation.
1. Review and critique the effectiveness of operations management principles and apply the concept of continuous improvement in an operational context.
1.1 Conduct a review and critique of the implementation of operations management principles within an organisational context
1.2 Prepare a continuous improvement plan based on the review and critique of operations management principles within an organisational context
2. Apply the project life cycle (PLC) to a given context and review and critique the application of the PLC used in a given project.
2.1 Apply each stage of the PLC to a given project, producing necessary supporting documentation for completing the project e.g. a business case, project plan, work breakdown structure
2.2 Review and critique the effectiveness of the PLC in application to the chosen project using appropriate theories, concepts and models