SIB540 - International Production Systems

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Subject Title
International Production Systems

Subject Description
This course provides a foundation in production processes and systems with an emphasis on the organizational and management principles that impact the manufacturing and international flow of products through a global corporation. As such, students will learn the management options and set of disciplines that are used by organizations to design, develop, deploy and use production systems that effectively deliver strategic objectives. Students will also learn about the processes involved in bringing a product to market from design to manufacturing and distribution in a sustainable and efficient manner. Lastly, they will apply the conceptual processes learned to a simulated company which is run under the SAP ERP system, hence they will bridge the gap between the fundamentals of how production operates (processes) and the tools that businesses use to accomplish their task (SAP ERP).

Credit Status
One credit.

Note: This is a core subject for the International Business Administration (BAB) Diploma Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply computer skills and knowledge to support the international business functions.
  2. Assist in the importing and exporting functions of a business.
  3. Contribute to the planning, directing, and evaluating of individual and team projects.
  4. Apply knowledge of quality control and assurance programs to sourcing and supplying.
  5. Employ entrepreneurial strategies to maximize the effectiveness of international business initiatives.
  6. Apply a wide variety of mathematical techniques with the degree of accuracy required to solve problems and make decisions.*
  7. Communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of audiences.*
  8. Understand the role of Enterprise Systems in supporting business processes**
  9. Effectively use SAP ERP to execute the key steps in the Production Process**
*General skills learning outcomes
**New learning outcomes

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

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