Course in Operations Management

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Operations Management

It takes a leader to set priorities and accomplish goals. Business processes need more than just strategy and speculation to be effective. They need someone with the ability to actually carry them out.  Professionals who take a course in operations management have the skills to make things happen and produce desired results.

What is a course in operations management? It is a class that is typically offered as part of a professional business certificate or degree program. It focuses on developing strategies to create and improve processes in an organization. Students study how flow rates, bottlenecks and inventory levels affect the final product that is offered to consumers. This course complements additional leadership and managerial classes and narrows the area of focus to a specific career function.

After completing one of these classes, students are able to analyze and improve procedures. They learn techniques for increasing productivity, controlling costs and reducing response times. By making use of case studies, they are able to learn from the successes and failures of other professionals and apply these lessons to their own careers. By the end of the program, they will be able to overcome challenges in production, reduce inefficiencies and make proposals for process improvements to top level managers.

The cost of these classes varies by institution. Those interested should contact their admissions department for more information regarding fees and tuition.

Graduates are ready to assume leadership positions within large scale organizations. It is common to find work as managers in the manufacturing, logistics, and supply industries. A career as an independent operations consulting analyst is also possible. Some voluntary industry regulatory agencies hire these graduates as process auditors.

It is important to consider all available educational options. Traditional classroom courses are preferred by many, but excellent online classes exist for those who need to take advantage of the convenience of distance learning. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Intermediate Merchandising

Fashion Retail Academy (FRA)
Campus Full time 3 days May 2017 United Kingdom London

This 3 day course provides a more in-depth study of the practical realities of merchandising in the fashion retail industry. [+]

Best Course Studies in Operations Management 2017. This 3 day course provides a more in-depth study of the practical realities of merchandising in the fashion retail industry. To undertake this course you should have either completed the FRA Introduction to Merchandising course, or have relevant experience of working in the fashion retail industry. A good understanding of this business function and the different elements involved is required. Experience of working with Excel is also essential as study will involve the use of mathematical formulae and calculations. The principles and practises of merchandising are explored and specifically analysed in terms of how it is applied in different retail businesses, including e-retail. The course will include: Sales and forecasting WSSI The supply chain Allocation and reconciliation Practical exercises If you wish to increase your knowledge of the merchandising business function, as a way of developing a career in merchandising, or you would like to progress in the industry, then this course is for you. This course is ideal for any business wishing to develop their team by providing opportunities to fully explore this business functions. The course enables the development of new skills and explores important elements within fashion retail that will encourage team members to "think outside of the box" and develop new areas of learning. The following aspects of merchandising and buying are covered: Merchandising: Sales Budgeting - 'Top down' and 'bottom up' planning is explained, along with the concept of sales densities. This section examines why a sales budget is needed, who is involved, how retailers forecast and which factors must be considered Margin & Profitability - Sales and gross margin profitability theory, calculating a selling price, margin principles, mark up's, hidden costs and margin improvement. Costing - The elements of product cost, the supplier's cost and cost sheets Range Planning - Key areas of range planning: strategy, analysis and implementation. Product hierarchy, store grading, option planning and forecasting are examined in detail. Receiving at a warehouse, initial allocation, reconciliation of sales, stock and space, stock and sales reporting, replenishment algorithms, markdowns and WSSI reporting Supply Chain, Calendars & The Critical Path - Supplier selection: an exploration of different types of suppliers, regional specialisms and skill sets, lead times, seasonal calendars and critical path formation OTB - The meaning of OTB is explained, along with how it is calculated. Includes an explanation of the concept of 'weeks of stock cover' WSSI - Discussion on the principles of the WSSI, what it is and who uses it. Includes a WSSI reporting exercise Intake & Allocation - A look at how stock is received at the warehouse and how initial allocations are determined. Includes a detailed allocation matrix exercise In-Season Trading - Stock and sales reporting is examined, along with actions taken to remedy adverse or favourable variances between planned and actual stock and sales Markdowns - Examines planned and forced markdowns, using weighted average margin to calculate a markdown and estimating the effectiveness of a markdown Suitable for: After completion of Introduction to Buying and Merchandising course or relevant head office experience at MAA or BAA level. Over 18. Pre-course prep: Before the course begins it is preferable to have started your research into the UK retail market, by comparing the different retail locations and shopping areas of London. Specifically examine different types of stores, customers, prices, areas and merchandise, to give you initial insight into different retail environments. Duration 3 days 10.00am - 4.30pm (including lunch break) [-]

Operations, Logistics & Lean Management – OLM

International Business School Americas
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 Italy Altavilla Vicentina

Deepen knowledge in Logistics, Operations and quality control using, as a reference the concept of lean manufacturing (Toyotism) applied to factories and services. [+]

Period: January and July Course load: Full day classes and activities for 3 weeks - 80h in classroom and 8 hours of extra activities and 12 hours option visit. Faculty: Specialist professors from the university, with great academic and professional experience Dynamics of the class: theoretical classes, cases discussions and practical activities Students’ profile: Undergraduates interested in Administration Additional activities: Visit to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, or the Fashion District of Milan, Italy. Number of students in class: from 15 to 30 Investment: € 5.100 + enrollment fee € 60 – check scholarship programs Payment conditions: up to 10 installments Enrollment period: upon request Objectives of the program Deepen knowledge in Logistics, Operations and quality control using, as a reference the concept of lean manufacturing (Toyotism) applied to factories and services. Program* 1st week: Logistics and operation for Global Foundations of logistics and operation for Global businesses; How to leverage competitive advantage based upon excellence in LOP. Company Visits and Project work. 2nd week: Lean goals and strategies Toyota’s lessons for today’s companies; linking corporative strategies to lean management. Company Visits and Project work. 3rd week: Lean management for industries and services Broadening the concept of lean management: service sector and leand management concepts and practices. Company Visits and Project Word. Graduation Ceremony. * Subject to change according to the coordination. Previous readings: Students will receive a set of articles to read, with six months in advance, allowing the best preparation for classes. [-]

Business Operations Management

National University, School of Business and Management
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla Los Angeles Orange Camarillo San Bernardino South Bay Terraces Redding Henderson USA Online San Diego + 9 more

This course presents a customer-oriented view of operations within an organization. [+]

Best Course Studies in Operations Management 2017. This course presents a customer-oriented view of operations within an organization. Guided by the organization's strategic plan, operations deliver the products and services to the customers. This course explores how this delivery is accomplished with efficiency and effectiveness. Components of the course include issues of quality, physical design, and systems management. [-]

Production and Operations Management I

National University, School of Business and Management
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla Los Angeles Orange Camarillo San Bernardino South Bay Terraces Redding Henderson USA Online San Diego + 9 more

Production and Operations Management I. [+]

A survey of the fundamental concepts of production and operations management, the course covers the use of quantitative methods and computer applications for forecasting, resource allocation, decision theory, capacity planning, project management, inventory management, and quality assurance. [-]