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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

$510.08 - $519.44 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 41407

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE25 Rm. 116

Instructor

Sarb Verma

Course Outline

Cost

$510.08

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 47382

Thu Jan 09 - Thu Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 26 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 312

Instructor

Sarb Verma

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$519.44

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students until Thu, Nov 14 at 9:00 am (PST). International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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16 seats available as of Nov 14, 2019 4:15 am (PST). These seats are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

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

Books & Supplies

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Fall 2019

Books for Fall 2019 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.

Memory Jogger 2
Author Brassard
Publisher Goal-Qpc
Copyright 2010
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-1-57681-113-9
Price $26.50
Optional

Problem Solving Memory Jogger
Author Brassard
Publisher Goal-Qpc
Copyright 2011
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-1-57681-135-1
Price $22.50
Optional

Winter 2020

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2020 offerings of this course.

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