Cross learning synergies between Operation Management content and the use of generic analytic tools

Frederic Marimon, Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent

Abstract

This work presents how the learning process of a chapter on Operations Management (Aggregated Production Planning), enables students achieving two objectivesat the same time : a) learning the specific contents of the chapter, and b) learning or improving their skills in the use of purposeful generic analytical tools (e.g., tables in Excel or the use of linear programming techniques).

By presenting both objectives simultaneously students are found to be more motivated towards working deeply in both objectives. Students know that the theoretical content will be put in practice through certain tools, strengthening the student's interest on the conceptual issues of the chapter. In turn, because students know that they will use a generic tool in a known context, their interests in these tools is reinforced. The result is a cross learning synergy.


Keywords

learning; cross leraning synergies; Aggregated Planning

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