ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Operations Management (OPM)

OPM 394 Special Topics. (3)
not regularly offered
Current topics in operations and production management, primarily designed for nonbusiness majors. See the Schedule of Classes for current offerings, which may, for example, include Operations and Logistics Management for nonmajors.

OPM 450 Changing Business Processes. (3)
once a year
Describes and analyzes business processes. Generates and evaluates alternatives. Creates improvement and implementation plans. Prerequisites: SCM 300; QBA 221.
General Studies: L

OPM 540 Quality and Productivity Management. (3)
not regularly offered
Organizational factors influencing quality and productivity in the production of goods and services. Quality and productivity strategies, improvement programs, and measurement systems. Prerequisite: SCM 502 or instructor approval.

OPM 581 Management of Technology and Innovation. (3)
fall
Technology life cycles, technology forecasting, new product development process, innovation teams, innovation best practices. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 583 Project Management in Service Organizations. (2 – 3)
fall
Project management planning, leadership, and control in service organizations. Discussion, lecture, class exercises, cases. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 585 Facilities Design and Management of Technology. (3)
once a year
Decisions regarding management of facilities and technology for manufacturing and service firms. Facilities location, layout, process design, and selection.

OPM 586 High-Technology Project Management. (2 – 3)
fall
Project management processes for high-technology organizations, including planning, scheduling, team development, and control. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 587 Project Management. (3)
once a year
Planning, scheduling, and controlling of projects in R & D, manufacturing, construction, and services. Project selection, financial considerations, and resource management. Prerequisite: QBA 502.

OPM 588 Strategic Project Management. (2 – 3)
fall
Overview of strategic project management processes, project planning and control, project portfolio management, resource allocation, management of strategic project partners. Discussion, lecture, class exercises, cases. Prerequisite: M.B.A. degree program student.

OPM 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
once a year
Possible topics:

(a)High-Performance Management Processes. (3)
(b)Management of Technology. (3)
(c)Manufacturing Management in High Technology. (3)
(d)Manufacturing Strategy. (3)
(e)New Product and Process Development. (3)
(f)Technology/Project Management. (3)

OPM 593 Applied Projects. (3)
once a year
Cross-functional teams initiate (possibly implement) organizational change within a local firm. Lecture, discussion, experiential learning. Pre- or corequisite: all core courses in the M.B.A. program.

OPM 791 Doctoral Seminars in Operations and Production Management. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered
Short module seminars. Possible topics:

(a)Management of Technology. (1)
(b)Manufacturing Strategy. (1)
(c)Operations Management. (1)
(d)Project Management. (1)
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