MGMT270-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


An introductory course in OM which provides an overview of topics fundamental to Supply Chain Management: operations strategy, strategic capacity planning, logistics, facility location, data management and forecasting. Ideas from these topics are then integrated via the playing of The Supply Chain Game.

Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) deals with managing production of goods and the provision of services while achieving organisational goals through being efficient and effective in the market.  Every type of organisation, from large car manufacturers through to sports clubs, has an OSCM function and can benefit from effective management of its operations. OSCM therefore plays a critical role within the organisation in meeting its strategic goals. An introductory course, which provides an overview of topics fundamental to Operations and Supply Chain Management: value chains, operations strategy, process selection and analysis, supply chain design & management, capacity management, forecasting, the role of technology in operations management and measuring operations performance

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are:
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of theory, concepts, models or reasoning in operations and supply chain management related to specific problems/issues/contexts as discussed throughout the course.
2. Students will be able to critique concepts, models or reasoning in operations and supply chain management, so as to suggest solutions and managerial recommendations.
3. Students will understand the role of operations and supply chain management within the global business context.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


(1) MGMT100 or MGMT170; and (2) STAT101


MSCI270, MSCI220

Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 25 Feb
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 A3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 A6 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar
02 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 A5 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar
03 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 A9 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar
04 Thursday 19:00 - 20:30 A7
25 Mar - 31 Mar

Timetable Note

Lectures for this course are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Pavel Castka


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mid-semester Test 26 Mar 2024 35%
Reflection/Participation 10 May 2024 15%
Final Examination 50%

To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve a weighted average grade of at least 45% across all invigilated assessments.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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