Introduction to Operations

Course Code
TO 534
2.25 hours
  • Summer 20
  • Summer 21
(TO 501 or 502 or 533) and (No credit in TO 551 or 552)

Introduction to Operations --- This course prepares students to think managerially and analytically about operations processes, and to use the results of analysis to make things work better, faster and cheaper. Operations management studies the value-creating processes by which inputs of materials, labor, capital and information are transformed into products and services which customers want and are willing to pay for. These processes can be managed well or poorly. Knowledge introduced in this course will help you understand the reasons for both.

Taught By
Wally Hopp
  • C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Wallace J. Hopp's research focuses on the design, control and management of operations systems, with emphasis on manufacturing and supply chain...
Stephen Leider
  • Professor of Technology and Operations
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Stephen Leider is a Professor of Technology and Operations. In his research he uses experimental, theoretical and empirical methods to answer...