Operations Management Executive Education

In an environment of constant change of consumer behavior and low-cost competition, operations strategies are becoming increasingly complex. The program provides managers with a toolbox of operations strategies designed to tackle the threats and take advantage of the opportunities arising within this ever-changing environment. This course is dedicated to helping senior managers make operations decisions that give their companies a competitive edge.

In-depth analysis of real-world cases yields an enlightening view of the successful operations of leading companies. Executives also learn how to launch a program for revitalizing operations and create an environment centered on learning and knowledge sharing. This program will improve your operations management skills and provide you with insights and approaches for creating a high-performance workplace.

The program introduces managers to the fundamentals of operations, helping them to develop a framework that is applicable within the context of their industry. Participants acquire strategies, tools and best practices for rigorously tackling operations issues at both strategic and tactical levels. They will also be able to systematically identify opportunities to boost their firm’s profits through improvements in operations. Participants will leave the course with powerful insights into operations issues and a new awareness of additional ways to drive business results via strategic operations. The bottom line result is the ability to make more profitable operations decisions for their companies.

Building Competitive Advantage Through Lean Six Sigma Operations was designed jointly by Dr Joern Meissner (Lancaster University Management School) and Prof Gad Allon (Kellogg School of Management) to prepare managers to enhance performance through operational excellence. This Executive Education program addresses key issues through in-depth analyses and interactive discussions, exposing participants to leading examples of operations and manufacturing excellence in product and service firms worldwide. Participants take away the concepts and tools to:

  • Create an operations strategy that fits a dynamic, competitive environment
  • Maintain new supply chains to improve customer satisfaction
  • Propagate adaptability for quick-response operations
  • Build and install IT systems that deliver value and evolve as your business does
  • Cultivate and manage teams in a high stress environment
  • Develop an internally consistent management and human resource system that sustains learning and improvement

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Management School in July 2008. While Lancaster Executive maintains close
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