|Course ID:||MGMT 4260. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Service Operations Management|
|Service sector performance and methods designed to improve service sector competitiveness. The operations management decisions in service businesses in relation to productivity, quality, work force management, location, capacity, the effect of new technologies, and international issues.|
|Oasis Title:||SERVICE OPER MGT|
|Offered every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
To explore the effect of the shift of the labor market from manufacturing to service
To gain an understanding of the complexities involved with assuring high quality
service in today's global competitive environment.
To examine how the composition of a service organization's resources(labor and
processes) should change in response to advances in information technologies.
To develop an understanding of the different methods used to plan, schedule,
and maintain the resources necessary to meet demand for services in the short-term,
medium-term, and long-term.
To determine the mix of work-force skills, technology, and design of facility is best
suited to achieve goals such as high quality, volume and product-mix flexibility,
quick customer response times, or low cost.
Through case analyses, to explore how service companies in various industries
(e.g., health care, banking & finance, retail, transportation/distribution,
hospitality) have effectively (or ineffectively) utilized operations methods to
enhance their respective competitive positions.
The following topics are covered in this course:
Section 1 - The Transition to a Service Economy
- Stages of Economic Development
- Service Classification
- Competitive Service Strategies
Section 2 - Strategic Service Location
- Location Criteria and Facility Location Techniques
- Trends in Location Decisions
- Globalization and the effect of Culture on the Service Organization
Section 3 - Process Design, Facility Layout, and Work Measurement
- Process Design Methods (Activity Charts, Process Design Charts, and Flow Charts)
- Process Design and Positioning Strategies
- Matching Process Design with Competitive Priorities
- Production Line Approach to Services versus Empowerment
Section 4 - Service Quality Management and Service Recovery
|Honor Code Reference:|
All students are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of
honesty and integrity in every phase of their academic careers. The
penalties for academic dishonesty are severe and ignorance is not an
Academic honesty means performing all academic work without plagiarizing,
cheating, lying, tampering, stealing, receiving assistance from any other
person or using any source of information that is not common knowledge.