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BAS OPM Program Outcomes

Graduates of the BAS-OPM program will:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of the mathematical tools required for operations management.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative forecasting techniques to the selection of processes and facility layouts that will optimize production.
  • Describe how to plan, implement and manage a comprehensive quality management program within an organization.
  • Apply mathematical approaches to solve typical make/buy and outsourcing problems.
  • Explain the meaning of Lean terminology and concepts including Value Stream Mapping, Workplace Organization and Standardization, 5-S and Cellular Flow, Kan Ban and Total Production Maintenance.
  • Develop a written proposal for a newly designed or modified facility including a financial justification for the project, and carry out a verbal presentation of the results.
  • Explain key terms used in statistical process control (SPC) including control charts, continuous improvement, acceptance sampling, and the design of experiments.
  • Demonstrate the application of project management techniques to develop realistic and comprehensive project plans; identify risk areas; monitor the plans; and deal with problems.
  • Develop clear and coherent technical reports, proposals, memoranda, and e-mails; and deliver presentations too groups.
  • Analyze projects, compare alternatives, and make sound business decisions based on economic principles such as time value of money, internal rate of return, and cost-benefit ratios.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and then develop acceptable resolution of ethical dilemmas that might occur in the workplace.
  • Discuss how these leadership skills can affect the behavior and interaction of people at work: good recruitment and retention practices, motivation and team building, the management of change, and conflict resolution.
  • Explain how efficient work design and ergonomics can increase operator effectiveness and reduce production costs.
  • Demonstrate a level of critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and technical and information literacy commensurate with a management position in industry.