Fall 2011 MBA Course

B6801-007: Operations Management

MW - B Term, 10:45AM to 12:15PM

Location: URI 326

Instructor: Marcelo Olivares

Prerequisite(s): B6014


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Provides a fundamental understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. Surveys a wide range of operations topics, including process flow analysis, supply chain management, capacity planning, facilities location, and total quality management. Deals with these topics through a managerial, applications-oriented perspective. The course is integrative in nature, emphasizing the fit and relationship of operations with other functions of the firm.



Marcelo Olivares

Associate ProfessorProfessor Olivares's research and teaching focuses on various areas of operations management, including supply chain management and service operations. He has done empirical research in these areas with applications on the US automobile industry, retailing, healthcare and government procurement. He teaches the core MBA course in Operations Management and the PhD elective Mathematical Methods II.

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