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Postgraduate Award in Service Operations Management

Services, both public and private, are significant parts of economies and good service has financial and reputational benefits for organisations.

However, services are often difficult to get right as they are intangible leading to variation in how they are delivered and received by customers. Service operations management provides a suite of concepts, techniques and tools to evolve how services are designed and delivered.

Benefits
You will learn about the key concepts in service operations management and how to apply them to services in your organisation. There is an emphasis on application so what you learn can be implemented to create sustained competitive advantage.

Who's it for?
This programme is for anyone involved in the design, delivery and improvement of services:

  • Organisations that wish to create a shared, common language for managing services
  • Consultants and managers focused on improving service quality and productivity
  • Service designers seeking to design and deploy new services.

Learning outcomes

  • Define what a service is and how they can be strategic to organisations and learn how to classify services in order to better manage them.
  • Learn how services are designed, and explore service scapes, service layout, flow, service blueprinting and new service development (NSD).
  • Describe the interplay between service demand and capacity through forecasting demand and planning capacity.
  • Identify approaches for measuring service quality in order to create the foundations for service improvement.
  • Learn about how services can be improved and how to enact service recovery when services fail.

Upcoming Taster sessions

These one-hour sessions will give you and/or your employees the opportunity to sample both the content and online delivery style of this unique programme from Course Director Dr Mark Johnson.

     

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