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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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21 Results in Operations Management

ADEN Business School

Develops management skills for decision-making in the field of operations and logistics, providing new concepts, practices and management tools to improve efficiency in t ... [+]

Develops management skills for decision-making in the field of operations and logistics, providing new concepts, practices and management tools to improve efficiency in the operations area. A completed over the participant is positioned by the interdependent management of the different sectors in order to ensure quality, improve productivity and achieve a greater degree of competitiveness in the company, both industrial character as services.

After the training the graduates will be able to select, implement and monitor the main techniques and tools used for proper management of material flow and management of information systems associated with the process. Managers and supervisors businesswoman production, the graduate of this program will have traveled and learned the keys to conducting operations in the areas of production, logistics, purchasing and project management capabilities that allow you to achieve greater satisfaction and loyalty customer, reduced production costs, storage, transport, financial, shopping, among others, and the total control of the projects associated with these areas.... [-]

Argentina Mendoza Panama Panama City Colombia Bogotá Medellín Guatemala Guatemala City Ecuador Quito Costa Rica San José El Salvador San Salvador San Miguel de Tucumán Honduras San Pedro Sula Tegucigalpa Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Paraguay Asuncion Nicaragua Managua Chile Santiago Peru Lima Mexico Buenavista Buenos Aires Cali Spain Barcelona Madrid Barreal Resistencia Neuquen  + 37 More
February 2019
Part-time
Online
IEB - Instituto De Estudios Bursátiles

The Advanced Program of Specialization in Private Equity, M ... [+]

Advanced Program of Specialization in Private Equity, M

The Advanced Program of Specialization in Private Equity, M

OBJECTIVES OF THE ADVANCED PROGRAM OF SPECIALIZATION IN CAPITAL RISK, M

In recent years, Spain has established itself as one of the main international markets in terms of number of mergers and acquisitions, in general, and venture capital in particular, generating a highly professional industry around this type of operations.

In this context, the present Program addresses a complete vision of the venture capital sector and its operations, as well as the processes of buying and selling companies and their financing, providing students with the theoretical basis and the necessary tools to be able to operate in these complexes. processes.... [-]

Spain Madrid
March 2019
Part-time
111 hours
Campus
E-Careers

Move one step closer to achieving the CIMA Professional Chartered Management Accounting qualification by signing up for this training course which will fully prepare you ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

The P1 Enterprise operations course covers one of the nine units that make up the prestigious CIMA Professional Chartered Management Account qualification. It will introduce you to some of the Fundamental aspects of Business Accounting.

Learn how to apply costing methods, within costing systems, including the reconciliation of budgeted and actual profit margins. Understand the concepts of planning and operational variances, as well as the various standards and variances within service industries, public services and professions. Get to grips with the concept of benchmarking, and learn how to prepare reports using a range of internal and external benchmarks with the ability to interpret the results. Explain both the MRP and ERP systems. Learn about how internalised costs such as emissions, tax and waste disposal can affect the environment. Understand the need for forecasts, plans and budgets within an organisation, and how to resolve issues when conflicts within them arise. Apply a variety of forecasting techniques to calculate product/service volumes, as well as projected revenues and costs. Learn how to prepare a budget based on forecasts, projections and managerial targets. Understand and explain the processes that are involved in making long-term decisions, and learn how to calculate cash flows to ensure the long-term decisions are the right ones. Consider both financial and non-financial aspects of the decision-making process, and prepare supporting documents to emphasise the key points. Learn how to evaluate project proposals based on investment appraisal techniques. Learn how to analyse the impact... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
E-Careers

Advance your accountancy skills and expertise to the next level with this course in Enterprise Operations, which is part of the highly acclaimed CIMA Professional Charter ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

The E1 Enterprise operations course covers one of the nine units that make up the prestigious CIMA Professional Chartered Management Account qualification.

Gain insight into the social, political and economic context of business, including the emergence of major economies across the world, the importance of offshoring and outsourcing and the impact of international macroeconomic developments upon an organisation’s competitive environment. Understand the relationship between internal and external governance of an organisation. Understand the value of information and the reason for the increased dependence on information systems seen by organisations worldwide, as well as how these information systems are transforming as technology advances. Learn how to overcome problems that can be faced while implementing information systems, and how to manage information system activities with respect to the wider organisation, including the related costs, benefits, security issues and system changeover methods. Learn about the different methods of quality measurement and how to implement a quality programme. Explore the concept of marketing, defining the term and the variation in the marketing environment, as well as the various theories of consumer behaviour. Understand the relationship between market research, segmentation, positioning and targeting and learn how to apply various tools to each section of the mix. Explain the role of branding and brand equity within an organisation’s marketing strategy. Learn more about the role of Human Resources within an organisation, its functions and how the department can contribute positively towards a business’ success Who is it intended for?... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
E-Careers

Enhance your decision-making skills across all areas of business with one of the courses that are considered to be one of the most relevant finance qualifications for bus ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

The course is broken down into three sets of objectives, so you can develop yourself across the board of operational, management and strategic essentials.

Grasp the fundamental elements of organisation management, inclusive of buyer behaviour, marketing aspects, information systems and legal issues. Learn how to apply your established accounting knowledge to financial matters. This will include budgets, variance analysis, cash flow forecasts and investments, for optimum efficiency. Understand the layout of financial statements and demonstrate confidence with regards to tax, audits, assets and reporting financial performance. Explore project management and strategic analysis and get a firm grip on the fundamental techniques that a business requires to succeed. Understand the importance of leadership and develop your management skills to really ensure that you are well equipped to further your career possibilities. Understand how pricing and budgeting affect the performance of a business. Learn how the learning curve theory and break-even analysis can play an important role in business strategies. Realise how advanced management accounting, financial analysis, retirement benefits, various groups and associates can help you progress in your field. Apply knowledge of marketing, strategic management and environmental analysis, and see how they determine the overall position of a business within its particular industry. Calculate risks and manage them and learn more about the auditing process. Learn short-term and long-term how financial strategy is a fundamental building block for any growing business to build on. Who is it intended for? ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Online
E-Careers

Improve operational support and analysis by applying the principles taught in the ITIL® Intermediate Operational Support & Analysis (OSA) course and get certified wit ... [+]

What are the objectives of this course?

The ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis course will help students to master the principles included to better analyse and implement operations to meet the business needs of their service users, without negatively affecting other business matters.

Planning and executing a cycle of actions to handle system and organisation events. Using pre-planned responses to service incidents with a view to minimising negative effects and delivering satisfactory outcomes. An access management process that protects internal data security. How to meet the demands of service users without compromising other operations and delivering outcomes according to agreed service levels. Service desk management tools and techniques used to record incidents, requests and events and to agree on suitable service level agreements. The functions and roles required to build a robust operational support and analysis service and to support each of the previously defined processes. The use of technology to help improve and underpin OSA frameworks and processes. Who is it intended for? ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online Slough
Open Enrollment
Part-time
12 months
Online
International Business School Americas

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

Best Courses in Operations Management 2019. 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 ... [-]
Italy Altavilla Vicentina Brazil São Paulo
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
University of Tulsa College of Business Administration

Streamlining Office and Service Operations-Techniques to achieve process improvement on the business side. ... [+]

Today, enormous amounts of waste exist in office and service operations. Delays, bottlenecks, errors, redundancy, work-arounds, and ambiguity abounds. Non value added work can be as high as 95 percent.

Manufacturing organizations have had great success in applying Lean techniques and trimming time and money. However there are significant challenges and differences in an office operation versus a manufacturing setting. You need a tailored approach to improving office/service operations—but there are Lean tools that you can apply.

Through simulation, cases, and by working on your own processes, you will learn and practice Lean tools to dramatically improve quality and service, while shrinking time and cost. Look at work flow, information flow and job design—not with an eye to eliminating people—but maximizing their effort. You will know which tool to use based on the goal of the effort and problems you face.... [-]

USA Tulsa Toledo Springfield Joplin West Plains Lebanon  + 3 More
January 2020
Part-time
2 days
Campus
University of Tulsa College of Business Administration

Uncover hidden problems and improve your organization’s operations with powerful and proven tools. ... [+]

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Customers are complaining Staff is frustrated There’s finger pointing and blaming between departments We circumvent procedures to expedite work Quality, service, and timeliness need improvement Costs are too high

If you said “yes” then this program is for you.

Analyzing and Improving Operations can help you sort out the problems (people, systems, workflow, and information), find the root cause, and develop a course of action to eliminate the issue. The workshop not only focuses on the big-picture perspective of systems and organizational structure, but also will also delve into the specifics by analyzing workflow, information, and job issues.... [-]

USA Tulsa Toledo
February 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Generate a sustainable advantage in cost, quality, speed, and customer service to achieve world-class performance. Using real-world case studies, group workshops, and ani ... [+]

Generate a sustainable advantage in cost, quality, speed, and customer service to achieve world-class performance. Using real-world case studies, group workshops, and animated computer simulation models, you explore a framework for diagnosing, improving, and designing effective processing systems and for identifying leverage points with the greatest impact on the bottom line.

This framework includes the Business Process Flow Paradigm which examines an organization as a collection of business flows with a critical link between operational drivers and strategic success. We analyze a set of "laws" representing the core science of lean operation--which describe the underlying behavior of manufacturing and service systems, including the fundamental relationships between performance measures such as throughput, work-in-progress, flow time, and process variability.... [-]

USA Evanston Midland
September 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Institute for Business and Public Administration, Bucharest (ASEBUSS)

This program will help managers to schedule effectively the stocks of raw materials, work-in-progress and finite goods and to balance the inventory level. ... [+]

A 3-day module helping junior to mid-level managers to schedule effectively the stocks of raw materials, work-in-progress and finite goods and to balance the inventory level with customer demand to decrease costs and in developing methods for coping with random demand in a competitive environment.TOPICS COVERED

What are the stocks and what is stock management The relation stock-cash flow Setting the buffer stock Selective management of stocks - ABC method Optimization stock models with known and unknown demand Stocks and inflation Stocks of perishable goods [-]
Romania Bucharest
September 2019
Part-time
3 days
Campus
Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Provide participants with tools and concepts that they can use today to improve their current operations Broaden their perspectives and expand their capabilities to help ... [+]

* Make the transition from focusing on shop floor and technical issues to thinking more about the business * Initiate lean manufacturing practices to lower costs and do more with less * Quickly and accurately assess a plant, service, or operation * Measure performance by financial and nonfinancial standards * Align manufacturing and operations with other business functions

Who Should Attend The Leadership in Plant Operations program has been designed to serve the development needs of manufacturing and operations managers at the plant management level, as well as those who plan to move up to the plant manager level within the next several years. Participants are typically line or staff managers, with five to ten years of manufacturing or operations-related experience, who are being groomed for higher-level postions within their company's supply chain.... [-]

USA Ann Arbor India Bengaluru United Arab Emirates Dubai Thailand Bangkok  + 4 More
May 2019
Part-time
5 days
Campus
University Of The Free State Business School Online

In essence, at its core, business is about providing a superior product or service. The operations function of the organization consists of all the activities that produc ... [+]

Operations & Logistics Management

In essence, at its core, business is about providing a superior product or service. The operations function of the organization consists of all the activities that produce what the organization produces. It is the function that creates the value that its customers seek. This short program analyses the processes used to deliver products to the marketplace. Several “world class” firms have demonstrated that effective operational management can be a potent and competitive weapon. This short program addresses the key operations and logistical issues in service and manufacturing operations, which have strategic as well as tactical implications. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques and principles, used by leading organizations, are examined.... [-]

South Africa Bloemfontein
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Online
ShippingCollege

These courses will cover the Clearing and Forwarding industry with a particular focus on International Contracts and Payments, Sea Freight and Customs. ... [+]

We are a global college, therefore, all our courses are online courses. We offer: - Clearing and Forwarding Pilot Certificate Courses - Freight Forwarding Foundation Certificate Course - Clearing and Forwarding Diploma Course More information on these courses are below.

Clearing and Forwarding Pilot Certificate Courses

These courses will cover the Clearing and Forwarding industry with a particular focus on International Contracts and Payments, Sea Freight and Customs. All our courses are online courses. Complete all 11 Pilot Certificates and you may write your Clearing and Forwarding Diploma. You may either complete your Diploma as a single course (at a lower cost) or complete the Pilot Certificate courses individually to accumulate all your credits to attain your Diploma over a longer period. If you intend to obtain your Diploma we recommend you attempt the Pilot Certificate courses in the order they are listed below. Course Requirements... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 months
Online
London Business Training & Consulting

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand how operations need to decide how to vary their capacity (if at all) as demand for their products and servi ... [+]

Best Courses in Operations Management 2019. Key Information Course Code: OPM102 Duration: 2 weeks Fee: £4095 Course outline Capacity Management Measuring demand and capacity Setting the operation’s base capacity Ways of coping with mismatches between demand and capacity How operations understand the consequences of their capacity decision Supply Chain Management How supply chains compete Managing relationships in supply chains Managing the supply side Managing the demand side The dynamics of supply chains Inventory Management Why should there be any inventory? Order quantity – the volume decision When to place an order – the timing decision Controlling inventory Planning and Control Systems What are the planning and control systems? ERP and how it developed into the most common planning and control system Implementing planning and control systems Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) Master production schedule The bill of materials (BOM) Inventory records The MRP netting process MRP capacity checks Lean Operations What is lean? How lean eliminates waste Applying lean throughout the supply network Comparing lean with other approaches Operations Improvement The importance of improvement in operations management Key elements of operations improvement Broad approaches to improvement Improvement techniques Managing the improvement process Quality Management What is quality? The importance of quality Steps that lead towards conformance of specification What is total quality management (TQM) Managing Risk and Recovery What is risk management? Assessing the potential causes and consequences of failure through operations Preventing failures Mitigating the effects of failure through operations Recovering operations from the effects of failure Project Management What... [-]
United Kingdom London
June 2019
2 weeks
Campus