Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Operations Management
Course code:OMA
Course title in language of instruction:Operační management
Course title in Czech:Operační management
Course title in English:Operations Management
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic knowledge of Production/Operations Management with the focus on planning, managing, and controll of processes, and inventory management. Special attention is paid to operations planning and management and quality management. The course will enable students to acquire the basic knowledge of the principles of operational processes in production and service systems, and to adopt the techniques of planning, management and control of the processes within these systems.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to Operations Management, development, characteristics (allowance 2/2)
2.Production and operations (allowance 4/2)
a.Characteristics of production/operation process
b.Production/operations strategy
d.Differences of production and service systems

3.Product design (allowance 4/1)
a.Stages of product design
b.Differences of design in production and services

4.Selection and allocation of production facilities (allowance 2/0)
a.Choosing the type and capacity of production facilities
b.Approaches to facility allocation and helping tools for decision making

5.Facility lay-out (allowance 2/1)
a.Importance of facility lay-out
b.Criteria for decisions on facility lay-out

6.Principles of production/operations planning and management (allowance 4/0)
a.Push principle, MRP, MRP II
b.Pull principle, Just-in-Time, KANBAN, TOC

7.Inventory (allowance 2/4)
a.Inventory management, procurement strategy
b.Storage costs - components and management

8.Quality management (allowance 4/2)
a.Quality management principles

9.Project management (allowance 4/2)
a.Nature of project management in different contexts
b.Project preparation
c.Project execution

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to make decisions
-ability to organize and plan ahead
-ability to solve problems
-basic computing skills
-designing and managing projects

Specific competences:
-Student can perform a project sensitivity analysis
-Student can select a suitable inventory management system
-Student knows fundamental activities of an operation manager
-Student knows the fundamental quality management concepts

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Final examination can be done by students, who achieve min. 21 points within the semester. The examination is done in written form, and students can achieve max. 60 points.
Students are classified based on the total number of points achieved:
92 to 100 points - "A" (excellent)
84 to 91 points - "B" (very good plus)
76 to 83 points - "C" (very good)
68 to 75 points - "D" (good plus)
61 to 67 points - "E" (good)
Less than 61 points - "F" (failed).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h14 h
     practice2 h0 h
     seminar8 h2 h
     consultation2 h4 h
     project work2 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h2 h
     preparation for exam40 h70 h
     preparation of presentation15 h13 h
     elaboration and execution of projects30 h35 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h0 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • TOMEK, G. -- VÁVROVÁ, V. Integrované řízení výroby: od operativního řízení výroby k dodavatelskému řetězci. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2014. 366 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-4486-5.
  • ROSENAU, M D. Řízení projektů. 3rd ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2010. 344 p. ISBN 978-80-251-1506-0.
  • SLACK, N. -- BRANDON-JONES, A. -- JOHNSTON, R. Operations management. Pearson, 2016. 728 p. ISBN 978-1-292-09867-8.
  • NENADÁL, J. et al. Moderní management jakosti. Praha: Management Press, 2017. 380 p. ISBN 80-86419-35-5.
Recommended reading list
  • FREHR, H. Total Quality Management: Zlepšeníkvality podnikání. Příručka vedoucích sil. 1st ed. Brno: UNIS Publishing, 1995. 258 p.
  • GOLDRATT, E M. Kritický řetěz. 1st ed. Praha: InterQuality, 1999. 199 p. ISBN 80-902770-0-4.
  • Jak vzniká zisk: manažerský román o tom, že moderní technologie samy úspěch nezaručí. 1st ed. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004. 242 p. ISBN 80-247-0954-6.