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Operations Strategy

Designing Operations to Maximize Value

Topical, practical and highly interactive, this program will show you how to reconfigure your operations to benefit the overall performance of your firm. 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.
Upcoming Sessions (Fee includes lodging and most meals)
Session Date Cost
November 19-21, 2014 $6,300 Apply
April 27-29, 2015 $6,300 Apply
November 18-20, 2015 $6,300 Apply

Program Materials

  1. Senior and midlevel executives in general management, operations, manufacturing, purchasing, finance, strategic planning and capital investment
  2. Product managers, logistics specialists and production-control specialists
  3. Executives from industries including manufacturing, services, wholesale trade, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage
In this course, you will learn how to:

  1. Link your operations strategy to the customer experience and financial performance of your firm
  2. Assess your system of operations 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 the attractiveness of an operations strategy
  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 Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences; Professor of Operations Management

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