Illinios University Online Course on Operations Management

Illinios University Online Course on Operations Management

BACKGROUND

Illinios University is offering open online course on Operations Management to showcase just a small fraction of the great offerings at the University. This 4-week course helps in learning conceptual frameworks and tools that can help to better understand operations and see the opportunities and challenges .

The overall objective of this course is to discover how to learn how to assess operations in light of customer expectations. MOOC will start in October 2015.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  6-8 hours/week
Subject: Operations Management
Institution: Illinios University and Coursera
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session:  Course duration is October 2015 to November 29, 2015

About the Course

In this course you will learn conceptual frameworks and tools that can help you to better understand operations and see the opportunities and challenges so that you can you can make informed decisions about the design of your operations and get more out of them. You will be introduced to metrics for operations such as process capacity, lead time, and inventory. You will learn how to assess operations in light of customer expectations.

You will develop a skill set that is vital for managing operations and supply chains for any manufacturing or services business, and for evaluating operations of businesses, including candidates for alliances, mergers, and acquisitions.

Course Syllabus

This course will be broken up into 4 weekly modules covering the following topics:

Week 1: Operations Strategy and Process Configurations

Week 2: Operations Metrics and Process Maps

Week 3: Inventory and Supply Chain Management

Week 4: Statistical Process Control and Process Capability

Recommended Background

Basic statistics knowledge, including the concepts of variation and distribution, is recommended.

Course Format

Each week will include readings, video lectures, and quizzes.

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