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Design of Operations Facilities and Systems

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Module Convenor:  Andrew Grainger

Module Content:
Strategic issues in the location of business in a global environment. Location models and the analysis of factors influencing the optimum selection of country, region and location. The facilities planning process and the optimum design of layouts. Lean manufacturing. Cell manufacturing and just in time production. Material handling and integrated production systems. Warehousing and logistics. Quantitative approaches to location and layout modelling. Computer aided layout design. Planning techniques. Design for next generation manufacturing and services.

Module Aims:
To give students the knowledge and analytical skills to evaluate the influence of markets, raw materials, labour, government policy etc on strategic decisions for location of manufacturing and service facilities in a dynamic global economy. To provide the analytical skills for the design of layouts which optimise performance, minimise operating costs, and support strategic marketing and business objectives.

Module Assessment:
2 Hour Examination (70%); Group Coursework Assignment (30%)


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