OPERATNS 823 - Operations Strategy

Course Description

Operations Management is a critical but often invisible aspect of the strategy of a firm delivering products or services. The competitive position that a firm selects leads it to develop a set of capabilities that subsequently determine what strategies are feasible. 

The focus of this course is on the strategic aspects of operations management.  Hence, I assume that the students are familiar with the basic OM tools, like process analysis, project management, ERP systems, etc. either through formal instruction or work experience. 

The course is qualitative in nature, and based on case studies, class discussions and lectures.  I provide a framework in which to learn about Operations Strategy through the cases and readings.  I will expect each of you to discuss each topic extensively in class.