Degree in Management of Business and Technology La Salle Campus Barcelona

Degree in Management of Business and Technology

Internationality, technology, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, values, and both people and team management are the keys to define this degree. Includes international stages.

Principles of Operations

This course emphasizes the strategic, tactical, and operational planning aspects of operations management, by reviewing the concepts and analytical methods that are useful in understanding the management of a firm's operations. It provides an overview of Operations Management, and focuses on the core processes of a firm, with a special interest in where value is added in the organizational processes. Our aim is to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and provide them with language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with these issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

1. To explain the role of operations management in the overall business strategy.

2. Connections between Operations Management and other functional activities in the Company

3. Apply quantitative techniques to solve operational matters. Following APICS standards.

4. Understand the key elements of OM: Goods and service design, Quality Management, Layout design, Inventory management, Manufacturing/ Capacity Planning, Sales & Operations Planning,

5. Appraise the various IT tools & technology that could have a direct implication on Operations Management, such as SCh Control Towers, Machine Learning, Big Data.

6. Have a broader vision of the Operation´s applicability of Ethics and Sustainability in its 3 dimensions. (Economic, Social & Environmental).


Introduction to Operations Management.

Service and Product Design

Capacity, Forecasting, Planning, Manufacturing process & Layout

Inventory Management & Aggregate Planning


Information Systems & Technology within OM



The learning experience is based on a range of teaching methods that seek to foster your understanding of the operations management function as well as a hands-on approach
The course will consist of a combination of PPT-lectures, assignments, case studies, simulations, team work activities, individual & group presentations, role play games and analytic exercises.
We will also draw on a vast array of multimedia sources such as videos, podcasts and blogs to supplement written. Lectures will be based on PP and -home reading.
Guest Speaker- pending on his/her availability we might have a guest to enhance learning of selected OM topics.


The Course grade will be based on the following:

Continuous assessment 30%

Final Project 20%

Mid-term exam 20%

Final examination 30%

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

Operations Management 13e: Stevenson, WJ, Saunder College of Business, McGraw Hill. 2018

Additional Material