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Operations Management for Sustainability


This module begins with an introduction to and overview of Sustainable Operations Management, starting with some core definitions, models and frameworks.  Topics covered in lectures will include strategic objectives of operations management, sustainable operations strategy, operations development and improvement, evolution of operations management.  There will then be a series of lectures on design in operations management for sustainability.  These will refer to the design of products and services, process design and the operations network, and design of facilities.  The module will develop a range of graduate attributes.  Students will learn about some of the key techniques used in Operations Management for sustainability.  These are techniques that are used for forecasting, planning and control, manufacturing, and maintenance.  Techniques covered will range from simple exponential smoothing for forecasting, through MRP and Just-In-Time, to TPM.  The module requires some directed and undirected research to be undertaken in order to gain a working understanding of the subject.

This is an SCQF Level 11 module, and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.



This module will last for 12 weeks, planned for Mondays 9am to 12pm.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Evi Viza and the academic team of the program.


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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