Topic outline


  • Welcome to

    TU-C2020 – Operations Management

    Spring 2024

    Overview

    In this course, you will develop an understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that describe, explain and prescribe the design and operation of production systems from strategy to daily operations in global, intra- and inter-organizational contexts. Besides providing relevant operations management concepts and theories, the objective is to learn to apply this knowledge practically through assignments.


    Structure

    More info about grading can be found on its own sidebar tab.


    Course content

    Cadence

     Graded?

    Lectures

    Twice per week
    Wed 14:15 & Fri 10:15, see lectures tab for more info

    No

    Pre-lecture quizzes

    Twice per week
    DL before each lecture, see lectures tab for more info

    Yes

    Videos, podcasts, and 
    readings

    Before and after lectures
    See course book below and lectures tab

    No

    Group assignment

    Weekly DL

    Yes

    Final exam

    At the end of the course
    4th-period exam: 18.4.2024 at 09-12 (Maarintie 8)
    5th-period exam: 5.6.2024 at 09-12 (Maarintie 8)


    Yes


    Study Material

    All lectures will be held in Finnish, but all course documentation, instructions and lecture materials will be in English.

    Course Book: Slack, N.; Brandon-Jones, A.; Johnston, R. (2011) : Essentials of Operations Management, Prentice Hall 

    Note: Lecture materials are updated in the Lectures section.



    Course Staff

    Teacher: Dr. Timo Seppälä
    Assistants: 
    Valle Aarnio
    Ahmad Assad
    Emails: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi (with å/ä/ö-letters converted to a/a/o)

    Please include your student number and the course code TU-C2020 when emailing.