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Fundamentals of Operations Management - Revised 2017

Discover the relationship between operations, productivity, and competitiveness with this operations management course.

Management and Administration
Free Course
This free online business skills course is designed for anyone who wants to learn and understand more about the central principles, practices, and standards of operations management. By the end of the course, you will understand the crucial operations management practices of planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling of all the resources needed to produce a company's goods and services so they are fit for their market.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    XSIQ

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online operations management and strategy course begins by giving an overview of operations management in both manufacturing and service organisations. You will learn about the different strategies which you can apply to your company and will study capacity planning, facilities location planning, aggregate planning, and scheduling. This can help you ensure that your company's products or services are always available and reach your customers promptly. The course will then explain the relationship between operations, productivity, and competitiveness.

You will then study the nine key characteristics of an operations manager and the critical decisions managers must make when managing operations in an organisation. You will learn how they help in the development of plans or tactics that could give their company a competitive edge over its competitors. The course will also cover inventory management techniques that can help you control and oversee your company's inventory and the amount of product for sale.

Every successful operations manager needs to be able to handle the day-to-day running of their business smoothly. This free operations management strategy course will familiarize you with production administration, manufacturing, and the rendering of services in order to make you much more capable of becoming that successful manager. Check out the course today, and give your professional advancement a boost in just a few short hours.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:


  • Define operations management
  • Discuss the relationship between operations, productivity and competitiveness
  • Identify the characteristics of an operations manager
  • List the nine key strategy areas
  • Explain the role of quality management in operations
  • Explain inventory management techniques

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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