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BUS 315 Operations Management: Reading list

BUS 315 Operations Management

Department: BSc Business Management

Module Description: This module aims to provide management and analytical concepts and tools for managing operations and supply chain management. Decision-making regarding operational issues is one of the most common tasks within organisations. This module will enhance students' ability to perform the necessary analyses to understand the management issues and make good operational and supply chain management decisions. Coverage will include efficient production planning, process analysis, production planning and line balancing and sequencing, inventory management, supply chain management, quality control and assurance, forecasting and maintenance management. The introduction of concepts via cases will be used whenever appropriate.   

Module texts

  • Slack, N., Chambers, S. & Johnston, R. (2022). Operations management. 10th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education. 6th edition available

Recommended readings

  • Goldratt, E.M. and Cox, J., 2016. The goal: a process of ongoing improvement. Routledge.

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