Started 15th October
Duration: 12 weeksLearn More
Started 15th October
(late registrations accepted)
Operations Management: Principles and Practices short course
11 weeks online
6 - 8 hours
Operations managers are responsible for streamlining an organisation’s strategic goals to improve efficiency in achieving profitable outcomes. This short course aims to instill a critical understanding of value creation from an operations viewpoint to clarify and simplify your business objectives.
Become familiar with the dynamics of supply chain management, the importance of inventory management, and grapple with fundamental project management protocols in order to administer operational oversight. Learn processes that will ensure that risks and inefficiencies are kept to a minimum.
Expert faculty and attentive course coordination will ensure that your progress is informed, focused, and enjoyable.
Week 1 - Orientation to the course
Week 2 - Orientation to Operations Management
Week 3 - Supply Chain Management - Part 1
Week 4 - Supply Chain Management - Part 2
Week 5 - Demand Forecasting
Week 6 - Inventory Management
Week 7 - Capacity Planning
Week 8 - Facilities and Process Design
Week 9 - Project Management
Week 10 - Quality Management
Week 11 - Complete the final assignment
Junior or mid-level managers with responsibilities in operations management will discover expert insights that will set them up for career advancement. This course also aims to consolidate existing knowledge of operations management with proven practices. For those who require a more thorough understanding of the scope and function of an operations manager, this short course will prove essential.
GJ Evans is an entrepreneur and business consultant, and holds an MBA from the Stellenbosch University. He has over 20 years’ experience in implementing the operations of start-up companies in agriculture, international IT services, Long-Haul logistics, retail and financial forecasting. He has extensive knowledge in forecasting and prediction modelling across private, international government and academic sectors. He is a part-time faculty member for the MBA programme at the Stellenbosch University Business School in the fields of Business Analytics and Statistics and is a member of the Operations Research Association of South Africa.