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Business Process Improvement OPMT 2298

Operations Management Course

Course details

Continuous improvement is an organized approach to identifying opportunities for improvement that can help an organization meet its goals for increasing profits, reducing costs, and accelerating innovation. The approach is also used to enhance the quality of a product or service, and to improve safety. This course presents to Business Operations Management students & Project Management students basics of continuous process improvement via PDCA methodology. PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) is a systematic approach to an ongoing review of workflows and outcomes to identify ways to improve them both. An emphasis will be placed on team problem solving approaches and the development of teamwork skills. This course provides an ideal foundation for students aspiring to pursue further education in continuous improvement via Lean, Kaizen or Six Sigma.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$505.95

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of OPMT 2298 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 88765

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Mar 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 88765
  • $505.95
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

David Pepin

Course outline

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Cost

$505.95

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. You have registered for an asynchronous course that will be held entirely online, but not requiring you to meet each and every week at a specific time. Please check the registration page for any specific dates and times that you will need to be available (i.e midterm and final exams). In this course, you will be using an online teaching tool called the Learning Hub, also known as D2L or Brightspace. The Learning Hub is where your instructor will share information, resources, assignments, deadlines and this is where you will submit your work, and communicate with both your instructor and classmates. Ensure that you are able to log in before your course starts.
Status

CRN 88766

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Mar 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 88766
  • $505.95
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 N/A 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Sarb Verma

Course outline

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Cost

$505.95

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date. No class on Monday, February 15
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe, at a basic level, continuous improvement as an operations strategy.
  • Apply systematic problem-solving models to improve processes in an industrial setting.
  • Identify conditions that indicate opportunities for improvement exists.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to gather data.
  • Apply analysis and creative techniques to synthesize alternatives.
  • Evaluate alternatives and develop feasible solutions.
  • Identify strategies to implement, improve and maintain change.
  • Apply (at a beginning level) appropriate teamwork skills to work within project teams.
  • Describe the use of teams in process improvement activities.  

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

Business Process Improvement (OPMT 2298) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Administration (General Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  2. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  4. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  5. Project Management
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  6. Quality and Process Management
    Certificate Part-time

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