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Operations Strategy

Designing Operations to Maximize Value

Topical, practical and highly interactive, this program shows how to reconfigure your operations to benefit your firm’s overall performance. You will learn tools and frameworks for making operational decisions that lead to increased efficiencies, mitigated risk, enhanced global networks and value generation.

Through a blend of interactive lectures, discussions and a live team-simulation exercise, you will learn both leading-edge theories and their real-world application in a collaborative classroom environment. You’ll complete the program ready to implement operational changes that strengthen your organization’s performance and position in the marketplace.

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Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    June 8-10, 2016
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    November 30 – December 2, 2016
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    June 7-9, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    November 29 – December 1, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  1. Senior executives who oversee strategy and operations
  2. High-level executives who want to improve their operational systems
  3. Non-operations executives who wish to increase their knowledge outside their areas of expertise
In this course, you will learn how to:
  1. Link your operations strategy to the customer experience and your firm’s financial performance
  2. Assess your operations system from the perspectives of investors and internal management
  3. Build operational competencies via organic growth (e.g., investing in assets whose characteristics define or enhance the internal supply chain)
  4. Increase operational competencies through acquisition (e.g., a global sourcing strategy or external supply chain partners)

Foundational Tools

  1. Learn frameworks for outlining and evaluating an operations strategy and its performance

Generating Value

  1. Assess investors, external partners, ROIC and operations forensics
  2. Leverage public information to assess an operations strategy’s attractiveness
  3. Identify operations metrics that create value

Role Of Competencies

  1. Explore the role of operational trade-offs and competency focus in strategic positioning and operational efficiency
  2. Use related qualitative and quantitative metrics to evaluate a firm's operations strategy in a competitive setting

Protecting Assets

  1. Design a capacity strategy
  2. Structure resources and processes to mitigate risk

Global Networks And Suppliers

  1. Optimize design of a global operational network and application of strategic sourcing
Gad Allon - Academic Director; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Jan A. Van Mieghem - Academic Director; Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations Management, Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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