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Fundamentals of Production & Operations Management

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

12 Weeks with Minimum focused Learning Time of 144 Hourse

Minimum Credits:

Certificate of Completion

NQF Level:

Successful completion of this short course can be included to your portfolio of evidence for RPL consideration


Unassisted Online Learning



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The aim is to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of planning, control and improving operations. The course therefore introduces learners to the fundamental operations management terminologies, functions, strategies and principles. The specific POM functions covered in this course are operations design, demand management, capacity management, aggregate planning, master scheduling, inventory management, just-in-time systems (JIT), material requirements planning (MRP), supply chain management, project management, total quality management (TQM), maintenance management, continuous improvement, ergonomics, safety management, occupational hygiene and service quality


STADIO’s Online Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) are non- credit-bearing short courses, designed to provide you with high level knowledge in a particular field of study to assist you in the workplace if you don’t have the time to enrol for a full-length programme. Successful completion of the Online SLP, however, can be included in your portfolio of evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for consideration when accessing a full qualification.


  • Chrome browser

  • A desktop / laptop computer (this product is not mobile-friendly)

  • A reliable internet connection with continuous access and a minimum speed of 4MB (this product is not available offline)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Online Short Learning Programme.

However, it is recommended that the applicant has achieved English language competence at a level that is equivalent to Grade 12.


At the end of this Online Short Learning Programme, you should be able to:
  • Understand the concepts related to POM strategy for competitiveness, innovation and being part in next industrial revolution.

  • Explain the principles of POM design, process types, layout types, workflow, product design and job design.

  • Understand the principles and concepts of demand and capacity, inventory management , MRP, ERP, JIT and supply chain
    planning and control.

  • Describe the fundamentals of quality management, TQM, POM maintenance, continuous improvement and TQS for service
    quality excellence.



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