More than 80 percent of companies have shifted to digitized operations – yielding impressive results by way of enhanced productivity and supply chain cost reductions. Transform your traditional operations management practices and capture the financial benefits of optimizing the speed and scale of your processes.
This program will show you how automation, big data, analytics, smart controls and machine learning can be applied to operations in manufacturing and service-related industries, and examine methods for improving your operational autonomy, processes and products with the latest digital technologies.
Discover how to harness this value for your organization in this online executive education program. Over the course of six weeks, learn how to assess your business operations and identify opportunities for digital transformation.
Module 1: Aligning Strategy and Operations: A Digital Framework
Discover the importance of implementing strategic, digital and operational frameworks for effective operations management.
Module 2: Driving Financial Performance Through Operational Metrics
Explore the link between operational and financial performance.
Module 3: Digitalization: Delivering Scale and Speed
Understand the role digitalization plays in scaling-up and speeding-up operational processes.
Module 4: Digitalization: Improving Quality Through Machine Learning
Learn about the importance of digitalization for autonomy and quality.
Module 5: Personalization and Evaluation of Disruptive Technologies
Explore digital technologies that can improve operations management.
What is the learning experience?
Digital Transformation in Operations integrates rich, interactive media – such as videos, infographics, and e-learning activities – along with traditional didactic components such as study guides (program notes). There will also be opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums. The introductory orientation module is designed to introduce participants to the online teaching and technical support network and help connect participants to each other.
What is the program format?
The program consists of 6 modules delivered over 2 months online. Learners can expect to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to watch videos, complete assignments and participate in discussions. Each module is opened weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning, with quizzes throughout to assess your learning progress. Learners may choose to engage with the program module all in one sitting or in smaller segments of time throughout the week. While the modules do not close, access to assignments is closed each week.
Could a learner choose to opt out of some topics?
No. This is an online program in which a topic module is introduced each week and the learner is expected to watch the video lectures, participate in the live webinars, complete the exercises/activities and take the mastery quiz at the end of each week to progress to the subsequent week’s topic.
What methods will be used for grading and evaluations?
Program tutors and success managers will review assignments, discussions and exercises to determine participants’ understanding of the material, as well as ensure a positive learning experience in the online learning platform.
How much time is allocated to complete assignments?
The due date for submitting assignments is typically within 7 days of the module opening, but can be as long as 14 days, depending on the scope of the assignment. However, learners may request deadline extensions to accommodate for business and personal conflicts that may arise during the program timeframe. Reach out to the program tutor or success manager to discuss any challenges you may have in completing assignments.
Can participation in this program be counted as credit toward a degree, either at Kellogg, Northwestern University or another academic institution?
No. Executive Education offers only non-degree programs and each participant receives a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This certificate does not count as credit toward a degree. In addition, at this time, our online programs do not count as credit toward a Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate.
Does the program offer community engagement for learners?
Yes, participants can create a profile, connect and collaborate with peers. In addition, in the live webinars, participants can interact with the head tutor and other content experts.
What are the requirements for accessing the program?
Participants will need the following to access the Digital Transformation in Operations program:
Does the program offer a certificate?
Yes. Participants will receive a digital certificate of completion from Kellogg following a successful conclusion to the program. Since this program is graded as a pass or fail, participants must receive 70% satisfactory feedback on submitted assignments and assessments in order to obtain the certificate. This digital certificate can be shared with colleagues and posted on LinkedIn. (PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide reports of assessments, or “transcripts,” since this is a non-degree program.)
Who is 2U, Inc./GetSmarter and what is their relationship with Kellogg Executive Education?
Kellogg Executive Education is partnering with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., an online education provider, to develop and deliver this program. By working with 2U, Inc./GetSmarter, we are able to provide broader access to Executive Education, beyond our on-campus offerings, in a collaborative and engaging format that is consistent with Kellogg’s standard of quality.