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OPMT 1198 - Operations Management Fundamentals

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Educates the student on the importance of managing operations across all industries by presenting the fundamentals in productivity improvement based on a systematic, scientific problem solving methods. Includes economic feasibility, recording techniques, assembly and analysis of data, critical examination, the development and selection of alternative solutions. Case materials explore applications to manufacturing, warehouse, office, materials management and general management. Students uncomfortable with basic algebra applications are encouraged to take OPMT 0199 prior to the course.


OPMT 0199





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 20482

Tue Apr 10 - Tue Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 10 - Jun 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 204


Michael Lachocki

Course Outline



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the operations function and the nature of the operations manager’s job.
  • Describe the primary ways business organizations compete.
  • Define the term productivity and explain its importance to organizations.
  • Explain key issues in product and service design.
  • Explain the importance of capacity planning.
  • Describe basic processing operations.
  • Describe basic layout types.
  • Explain the importance of work design and methods analysis.
  • Describe some of the major factors that affect location decisions.
  • Explain why product / service quality is important.
  • Describe TQM.
  • Demonstrate the problem solving process and the use of the seven quality tools.
  • Explain the need to manage the supply chain.
  • Discuss the objectives of inventory management.
  • Articulate the requirements for effective inventory management.
  • Describe MRP/ERP/JIT and their application.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

OPMT 1198 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Advanced Business Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Certificate
  2. Business Administration
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Associate Certificate
  3. Business Administration (General Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  4. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  5. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  6. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Part-time   Diploma
  7. Business Management
    Part-time   Certificate
  8. Graphic Communications Technology Management
    Full-time   Diploma
  9. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Part-time   Certificate
  10. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  11. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  12. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  13. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate
  14. Operations Management (Quality Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

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Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Operations Management with Connect with SmartBook PPK
Author William J Stevenson, Mehran Hojati, James Cao
Publisher McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-25925-848-0
Price $191.50


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