Operations Management Week

An executive-level approach to innovation in operations management

Combining these two highly focused programs will maximize your time with us and give you a solid grounding and keen insight into Kellogg’s innovative approach to operations management.

Lean Operations

Learn how to master and implement the practice of Lean Six Sigma and put your company on the right road to world-class lean operations. Designed for managers, consultants and others involved in operations, this program focuses on how to optimize your organization’s costs, quality, speed and customer service to significantly impact your bottom line.

Supply Chain Management

In this focused program, you’ll take a proven, interdisciplinary approach —incorporating management, strategy, marketing and decision sciences —to designing and managing your supply chain. Guided by senior Kellogg faculty experts, you and your fellow participants will explore state-of-the-art models and solutions to the real-world challenges of managing facilities, logistics, inventories, transportation, information, outsourcing, complex networks and more.

Immerse yourself in innovative operations thinking

Lean Operations

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior and mid-level process managers at manufacturing or service companies
  • VP of Logistics, VP of Manufacturing, Plant Manager, Operations Manager
  • Consultants, engineers, production-control specialists

Key Benefits:

  • Link day-to-day operational details to business strategies
  • Analyze process flows to target improvement efforts
  • Work with your systems’ natural tendencies to develop customized policies for your environment
  • Identify strategies for increasing throughput, shortening flow time, reducing variability, and improving quality

Supply Chain Management

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior and mid-level supply chain managers
  • Operations, logistics, purchasing, inventory control, and transportation leaders
  • Consultants and general managers seeking to increase supply chain efficiency

Key Benefits:

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


Sunil Chopra - Academic Director; IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Professor of Operations

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

Anne Coughlan - Emeritus Professor of Marketing

What Participants Say

Supply chain management: "There are many moments throughout the course [in which] you are really forced to think about how your supply chain is designed versus how it should be."

The Science of Lean Operations: "Every operations specialist should have the skills from this class in their toolbox. The knowledge…is relevant, insightful, and immediately applicable in almost any operational setting."

Personal Consultation

Please contact us to schedule an advising session

2021 Session

April 11-16, 2021

Start: April 11 at 1:00 PM

End: April 16 at 11:45 AM

Evanston campus


Combined programs fee includes lodging and most meals.

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208