Operations Management (Turbo) (OPNS-438-5)
This course was formerly known as OPNS 438-A/OPNS 438-B
This accelerated course serves as an introduction to Operations Management. The course approaches the discipline from the perspective of the general manager, rather than from that of the operations specialist. The coverage is very selective: Students concentrate on a small list of powerful themes that have emerged recently as the central building blocks of world-class operations. The course also presents a sample of operations management tools and techniques that have proved extremely useful through the years. The topics discussed are equally relevant in the manufacturing and service sectors.
Operations Management (OPNS-430-0)
1Ys: This course is typically waived through the admissions process or the equivalent course Operations Management (Turbo) (OPNS-438A) was completed during the Summer term.
MMMs: This course is equivalent to the MMM core course Designing and Managing Business Processes (OPNS-440)
Operations management is the management of business processes--that is, the management of the recurring activities of a firm. This course aims to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers, and to provide the language, concepts, insights and tools to deal with these issues to gain competitive advantage through operations. We examine how different business strategies require different business processes and how different operational capabilities allow and support different strategies to gain competitive advantage. A process view of operations is used to analyze different key operational dimensions such as capacity management, cycle time management, supply chain and logistics management, and quality management. Finally, we connect to recent developments such as lean or world-class manufacturing, just-in-time operations, time-based competition and business re-engineering.
Operations and Supply Chain Management (KELLG_MA-324-0)
Management of business processes-i.e., a firm's recurring activities. Challenges facing operations managers; the language, concepts, insights, and tools needed to gain competitive advantage through operations and supply chains; different strategies for different processes and supply chain structures, and the operational capabilities allowing and supporting them.