Operations and Production Management

Fernando, Maggonage and Deo, Sukh (2016) Operations and Production Management. Applied Management Conference, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand, 27 May 2016.

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Learning environment is one of the most crucial elements in educational institutions, since students invest time and efforts to earn education. There could be variation in atmospheric condition from single classrooms to modern open plan learning studios. As the structural design of these learning spaces are different hence it could affect the learning outcomes of students. Ergonomics of institutions are significant field of investigation. This research project is based on Wintec. Wintec is one of the leading institutes in Hamilton, NZ which also known as the Waikato Institute of technology. This research project was focused to identify how well Wintec’s one particular class room environment is performing on a trail period against DQLS (Design quality learning spaces) guidelines New Zealand and ascertain any discrepancies. Data collection is an important part of this research project. In this project, data collection is based on one of the main strategies in quantitative method, which is obtaining relevant data from information system. The data collection method is concerned with analysing the real time data from Wintec information system. This method is highly applicable for analysing the dynamics of evolving relationships of Humidity, Temperature, Carbon Dioxide and Lighting using Power BI software. Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyse data and to exchange ideas. For this research, data has been collected from an electronic sensor, which was installed at Wintec classroom. Power BI has visualized and analysed the data to ascertain whether the four factors were under the ministry of education standards. Also DQLS guidelines for standards have been gathered from Ministry of Education, New Zealand. This project was proposed to check whether the environmental standards are being met in Wintec. This strategic tool and guidelines helped Wintec in undertaking some of the most demanding challenges of weather and environment issues. This ensures that Wintec operations are as efficient as possible, that increase productivity and help students to learn in a better environment.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Operations, production, management, Learning environments
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:5901
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Deposited On:10 Apr 2018 02:57
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