Strategic Issues in Operations
Interface of strategy and manufacturing. Topics include: capacity and facilities management, work force management, quality management, technology management, vertical integration, manufacturing infrastructure, manufacturing interface with other functions, and incorporating manufacturing in corporate strategy.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes: 

Understanding Role of Operations in Organizations

Using frameworks, understand how operations can create a competitive advantage (or not) and how aligning operations with the overall strategy is critical.

Developing and Changing Operations Strategy

Understanding the elements of an operations strategy and how they can be identified and aligned with each other.

Benchmarking Best Practices

Through the use of a diagnostic tool and external visits, identify best practices and opportunities for improvement.

Integrating Operations with Other Functions

Understanding the link between operation, marketing, R&D, and other functions within the organization and how to improve that integration.