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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 operations management course in the fundamentals of operations management will teach you about the central principles, practices, and standards of effective 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.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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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


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