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Operations Management Functions and Strategies


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
Operations management is critical for the success of any organization. It involves designing, planning, directing, and controlling all the activities that transform resources into goods or services. In this course, you'll learn about the key functions of operations management. You'll be introduced to the general characteristics of operations in the manufacturing and service sectors, as well as common operations strategies. You'll also learn about a process for formulating organizational strategy, and about the main types of transformations that organizations perform.

Target Audience
Anyone working in operations management or another functional area who is looking to gain a working understanding of the operations functions in a service or manufacturing organization

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Operations Management Functions and Strategies

  • match key strategic functions of operations management with the types of decisions they typically involve
  • match key tactical functions of operations management with the types of decisions they typically involve
  • identify key differences between service and manufacturing organizations
  • match each phase of the process used to formulate organizational strategy with actions typically performed at that phase
  • identify characteristics of manufacturing operations strategies
  • identify characteristics of service operations strategies
  • categorize different types of transformations
  • identify key operations management functions and strategies, recognize the phases of a process for formulating organizational strategy, and identify transformation types
  • Course Number:
    oper_45_a01_bs_enus