The design, operation, and control of the transformation process in both service and production operations. Includes analysis and application of various decisions regarding site selection, process and facilities design, capacity planning, scheduling techniques, materials management, and cost and quality control.
Management of ordering, storage and distribution of the materials and services purchased by the organization. Emphasis on skill and knowledge required in the practice of purchasing, inventory management and cost reduction in materials.
Prerequisite: OPSY 4314.
Selected topics for special study related to operational functions, processes, or issues. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Individual supervised study and a final report.