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Strategic Operations Week

You may combine the Supply Chain Management program with the Operations Strategy program in Strategic Operations Week.

New for 2014, this program combination opens up new, practical approaches to creating a best-in-class operations strategy ideally aligned with efficient and effective supply chain management. Take both programs — Supply Chain Management plus Operations Strategy — consecutively as part of Strategic Operations Week and qualify for a discounted fee

Supply Chain Management
Focuses on effective logistics strategies for companies that operate globally, and, in particular, on integrating supply chain components into a coordinated system that reduces system-wide cost and increases service levels.

Operations Strategy
Optimize your operations to maximize stakeholder value. In this program, you will learn how to create a best-in-class operations strategy that integrates the customer experience, boosts your financial performance and establishes a competitive advantage.
Upcoming Sessions (Fee includes lodging and most meals)
Session Date Cost
June 8-13, 2014 $11,340 Apply

Program Materials


Who Should Attend:
  1. Senior and mid-level supply chain managers
  2. Operations, logistics, purchasing, inventory control, and transportation leaders
  3. Consultants and general managers seeking to increase supply chain efficiency


Key Benefits:

  1. Learn to design supply chains that improve supply-chain profitability
  2. Use product design, strategic sourcing and contracts to most efficiently match supply and demand
  3. Build and maximize supply-chain coordination and collaboration
  4. Identify supply-chain risks and design risk mitigation strategies
  5. Explore purchasing, production and distribution strategies for a global environment

Who Should Attend:

  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

Key Benefits:

  1. Learn to ink 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)
Sunil Chopra - Academic Director; IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems

Gad Allon - Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Daniel Diermeier - IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice; Director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship; Faculty Director, Kellogg Public-Private Initiative (KPPI)

Jan A. Van Mieghem - Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations Management

Rakesh Vohra - Visiting Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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