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OPMT 2298 - Business Process Improvement

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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)

OPMT 1198

Credits

3.0

Cost

$498.81

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 41407

Thu Sep 13 - Thu Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 108

Instructor

Sarb Verma

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$498.81

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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

OPMT 2298 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

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

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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