Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy
Duration: A Two-day Program for Senior Operations Management
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $2,900 (excluding accommodations)
Dates: Oct 23-24, 2013| Mar 11-12, 2014| Jun 10-11, 2014| Oct 23-24, 2014
Enterprises are becoming increasingly global, with supply chains and manufacturing processes spanning oceans and continents. To navigate the global marketplace, senior managers need to know how to plan the most efficient use of material resources, as well as manage more complicated global networks and optimize service and quality.
They need to be able to create a dynamic operations strategy that fosters:
- continuous, incremental improvement
- groundbreaking innovation, and
- competitive market advantage
In this two-day program, senior managers will learn new approaches to operations strategy that were developed at MIT and based on best-practice research conducted among the world's leading manufacturing companies.
Led by senior School faculty, Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy offers an analytic view of operations and strategic insights into:
- vertical integration and the factors that affect strategic decisions
- outsourcing, supplier power and trends in supplier management
- global facility network strategies and the future of supply chain management
- strategic implications of process technologies
- capacity and risk management, including capacity factors, supply and demand management and the role of services
- how to survive in a world of outsourcing, and how to decide whether and where to go
The program draws on real issues confronting manufacturing and service companies today and provides a strategic framework for making the kinds of major decisions every company faces:
- how do we deal with globalization?
- should we outsource?
- how far should we go with outsourcing?
- where should we be?
- The Principles of Operations Strategy
- Vertical Integration: Factors That Affect Decisions
- Outsourcing and Supplier Management
- Facilities strategy and globalization
- Risk Management: Supply and Demand
- Analyzing Service Operations
- Globalization Implications: Surviving in a World of Outsourcing
This program is appropriate for senior managers from manufacturing and service industries who are responsible for developing and executing operations strategy, including: chief operating officers, strategic planners, vice presidents
of business strategy, operations, supply chain management, services and product development, operations general managers, and senior project and program executives.