Course: Business Processes

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Course title Business Processes
Course code KPE/PP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pelloneová Natalie, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Šírová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Zbránková Magdalena, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Štichhauerová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kašparová Petra, Ing.
  • Skrbková Denisa, Ing. Bc. BA(Hons)
Course content
Lectures (topics): 1. Manufacturing enterprises Characteristics and specifications of manufacturing enterprises and their classification. 2. Industrial enterprises Historical development of the industry. Basic terminology related to industrial enterprises. The internal organisation of industrial enterprises and production. 3. Production and production processes Manufacturing activities of an enterprise. The role and goals of production management in an enterprise. Manufacturing and its typology. 4. Business process management A definition of a process in an enterprise. Improving processes. 5. Lean production Historical milestones to lean production. Case study - Toyota etc. Means and principles of lean production. Basic lean production terminology. Waste and its types. 6. Manufacturing enterprise and the environment The relationship of an enterprise to the environment. Law requirements. Sustainability. 7. Business process standardisation The role of standardisation in production. Benefits of activities standardisation in the production process 8. Supply chain Supplier - consumer relations. Value for the customer. 9. Excursion to a production enterprise 10. Lecture by an expert Seminars: Solving practical tasks thematically corresponding to the individual lectures, interactive games applying industrial methods, presentations of semestral projects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Active metods (simulation, situational contingency methods, drama,acting, namagerial acting ), Lecture, Seminár, E-learning, Students' portfolio
  • Contacts hours - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 38 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will get acquainted with fundamental knowledge necessary for further study of business subjects (such as Business Logistics, Introduction to Management, Managed Practice).
Students will be able to: - characterize manufacturing enterprises, - explain the specifics of industrial enterprises, - describe the production system of the enterprise and list the types of production, - define the production process, - to explain the principles and tools of lean manufacturing, - explain the relationship of the production enterprise to the environment and its relevance to the concept of sustainability.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Presentation of group work, Oral presentation of self-study

Credit:Preparation and presentation of the semester work and obtaining the minimum set number of points from the seminar. Exam: Written test.
Recommended literature
  • LIKER, J. K. Tak to dělá Toyota: 14 zásad řízení největšího světového výrobce.. Praha: Management Press, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7261-173-7.
  • SYNEK, M. a E. KISLINGEROVÁ. Podniková ekonomika. 6. vyd.. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7400-274-8.
  • TOMEK,G. a V. VÁVROVÁ. Integrované řízení výroby: od operativního řízení výroby k dodavatelskému řetězci.. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2014. ISBN 978-80-247-4486-5.
  • TOMEK,G. a V. VÁVROVÁ. Průmysl 4.0, aneb, nikdo sám nevyhraje.. Průhonice: Professional Publishing, 2017. ISBN 978-80-9065-944-5.
  • TOMEK,G. a V. VÁVROVÁ. Řízení výroby a nákupu.. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1479-0.
  • VÁCHAL, J. a M. VOCHOZKA. Podnikové řízení.. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2013. ISBN 978-80-247-4642-5.

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