GETTING YOUR CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY NEED
If you can’t get your product or service to your customers effectively and efficiently, you will lose business. This course provides students with the strategic, planning, and analytical tools needed to meet customer demand and manage supply chains. Students gain an understanding of the complexities of the movement of goods and services and the handoff from one owner/organization to the next. Topics include forecasting, capacity planning, operations planning and scheduling, inventory management, Lean systems, supply chain management, and global logistics, including the regulations and requirements associated with managing an international supply chain.
Delivery of high-quality products and services with minimal defects and consistent performance is critical to any organization’s success. This course provides a foundation for understanding and applying the principles, tools, and statistical methods of quality and performance excellence from an enterprise perspective. It covers Quality Planning in the development of new products and services, Quality Improvement methods such as Six Sigma to minimize variation, and Quality Control to ensure quality is achieved on a sustainable basis.
LEADING OPERATIONAL CHANGE:
Turn operational strength into a competitive advantage. Innovation and agility are essential to competing and winning in a global environment. This course focuses on the role of senior leadership in driving change initiatives to implement operational improvements. It covers critical topics of operations and process strategy and explores frameworks to support performance excellence. We examine how operational leaders must learn to communicate data so that non-specialists can understand to align the workforce. It also looks at how to leverage the proven tools of operational excellence and leadership to strengthen the connection between performance objectives, performance reviews, and team management practices.