Managing Industrial Operations (IMOP)

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Managing International Operations (former IMOP) is an ambitious 13-day program for experienced managers with key roles in operations, e.g. managers with responsibilities for production, quality, maintenance, supply chain and purchasing. The program will equip participants with a set of new competencies and skills that can be directly applied in your company’s operations, for improved productivity, quality and speed.

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Målgrupp 

You are an experienced manager with a key role in the wider area of operations. You have, or will soon have, responsibility for operations. Or, you may be a senior manager in purchasing, maintenance, quality, product development with a particular interest in production-related issues.

Kurslängd 
13 dagar
Antal platser 
15
Kursspråk 
Engelska
Plats 
Göteborg, München, Nagoya/Shanghai
Kursbroschyr 
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The aim of Managing Industrial Operations is to give you knowledge and tools to help your company effectively meet and master the challenges of international operations. The program has been updated and the name Managing Industrial Operations implicates that the program covers all industrial operations beyond the production floor. Operations strategy and organization, advanced lean production, supply- and demand-chain management, operations interface management, and change leadership are areas that will be dealt with. You will meet with some of the world’s leading experts on operations management, and benefit from contributions in many areas, such as:

  • How to generate a leading operations strategy for your company using scenario analysis techniques and frameworks for identifying performance needs and capability requirements.
  • The future of manufacturing with increased connectivity, flexibility and automatization (frameworks, such as Industrie 4.0).
  • How to lead change in operations, addressing motivation aspects as well as the change process and individual leadership.
  • Matching supply and demand. By using well proven and practical tools and techniques such as postponement and accurate response, production planning and scheduling under uncertain demand conditions can be radically improved.
  • How to manage interfaces between the different functions engaged in operations. Improving integration by using modularization, cross-functional work, and customer-driven design, manufacturing, and supply.
  • Lean supply. Waste in supply-chains, in terms of incorrect information and counter-productive practices in purchasing and supply-chain management, can be eliminated through supplier relationship management.
  • Advanced Lean Production, including kaizen principles, the latest tools for continuous improvement and flow generation, and lean leadership. Building an organization with a culture supporting and driving operations excellence through lean.
  • Cost-reduction in operations. Leveraging international supply-chains through outsourcing and managing productivity-enhancing initiatives on the shop-floor.
  • What’s next for the “factory of the world”? Establishing and running operations in China. Cross-cultural management.

      

Why Managing Industrial Operations?

Increased global competition forces manufacturing companies to constantly improve their operations. Providing customers with high-quality products in an efficient and speedy manner is today simply not enough to stay ahead of the rest. Companies aiming for truly world-class operations must challenge existing practices and reinvent their operations paradigm in order to reach unprecedented levels of performance. This calls for improved and new approaches to managing international manufacturing, supply chains, and other operations that are core to industrial firms.

Among the many challenges facing managers in international operations, a few of them stand out as important keys to sustained competitiveness. To continuously foresee and lead for change requires a strategic approach to operations, including effective scanning of changes in the business environment and the use of new insights and trends in the formulation of an operations strategy. As this calls for continuous change, the capacity to motivate and lead employees becomes fundamental for success, and requires a range of new competencies and skills.

For this program we have had an Advisory Board to give input to the program evolution.

Get inspiration and skills to improve and coordinate your company’s international operations. Join the Managing Industrial Operations program! 

 

Greetings from the program Director, Mats Magnusson 

Increased global competition forces manufacturing companies to constantly improve their operations. Providing customers with high-quality products in an efficient and speedy manner is today simply not enough to stay ahead of the rest. Companies aiming for truly world-class operations must challenge existing practices and reinvent their operations paradigm in order to reach unprecedented levels of performance. This calls for improved and new approaches to managing international manufacturing, supply chains, and other operations that are core to industrial firms.

Among the many challenges facing managers in international operations, a few of them stand out as important keys to sustained competitiveness. To continuously foresee and lead for change requires a strategic approach to operations, including effective scanning of changes in the business environment and the use of new insights and trends in the formulation of an operations strategy. As this calls for continuous change, the capacity to motivate and lead employees becomes fundamental for success, and requires a range of new competencies and skills.

Managing Industrial Operations we will take you on a journey targeting world-class manufacturing in both Europe and Asia. It will provide you with the latest practices and research findings along with new ideas to face your professional challenges.

 

Key benefits for participants and organisations

The simple truth behind a program of this quality is that what is good for you is good for your company. The aim of Managing Industrial Operations is to give you knowledge and tools to help your company meet and master the challenges of international production. You will meet with some of the world’s leading experts on production strategy and operations management and benefit from group assignments and discussions. The program covers a wide range or issues all important to face the challenges of production management:

  • New conditions of operations management and how new technologies and development of effective production capabilities transform your supply chain.
  • Learn to manage motivation and change in your organization.
  • Dealing with strategic uncertainties and risks in a structured manner by using a scenario analyzing tool.
  • Matching supply and demand by using well proven and practical techniques: Postponement, Methods of Modularization – for both efficiency and flexibility, Accurate Response – for production planning and scheduling under uncertain demand conditions.
  • Using outsourcing to increase productivity and how to engage low-cost and specialized suppliers to develop production networks.
  • A toolbox of the central tools in the supplier relationship field, e.g. relationship evaluation and cost and value transparency models.
  • Apply lean principles to reduce waste and cut costs.
  • Understand the dynamics of supply chains and develop it to achieve sustainability.

 

Learning approach

Managing Industrial Operations is an ambitious 13-day program for senior Managers with key roles in operations and with responsibilities for production, quality, maintenance, supply chain or purchasing.

Managing Industrial Operations mixes State-of-the-art academic research results and practical experience from successful companies and their management philosophies. Workshop training, action learning and study visits are important and integral features of the program. It is designed so that participants are given opportunities to reflect and apply knowledge gained to their own work through reflection exercises and mini-cases. Furtermore the program rests on the premise that knowledge is best created in dynamic cooperation, typically illustrated in cross-company assignments for learning and experience sharing.

 

Module 1

September 18-20, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
Strategic Leadership in Operations

In this module we discuss and learn the prerequisites needed for competitiveness on a local as well as on an international level. Through study visits we will look into manufacturing at successful companies and the specific factors that made them succeed. Lectures are combined with group assignments to establish a good learning environment.

  • Globalization, technology development and industrial transformation
  • Scenario-planning – production of the future
  • Operations strategy
  • Leading for motivation and change in operations
  • The future of manufacturing (Industrie 4.0, connectivity, big data, 3D-printning, visualization, etc.)
  • Team building exercises
  • Field trips to companies

Module 2

November 20-23, 2018, Munich, Germany
Managing Interfaces

In this module we will address the challenge of managing supply networks. Taking end-to-end responsibilities is as critical today as ever before, but the solution today is collaboration rather than vertical integration. By establishing strong supplier relationships and understanding customer demand, firms can take an active role in orchestrating their extensive operations. You will learn how to deal with the challenges of managing complex supply networks in operations in an era of increased internationalization and competition.

This module covers:

  • Establishing and managing supplier relationships
  • Lean supply
  • Managing interfaces in operations
  • New product introduction
  • Production planning under uncertain demand
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Field trips to companies

Module 3

January 20-25, 2019, Nagoya, Japan & Shanghai, China
Speed, Cost and Flexibility 

Toyota and a few other Japanese companies have revolutionized industrial production systems, taking manufacturing and supply chain management to new levels of sophistication. The program starts out in Nagoya, where we take an in-depth look at Japanese culture and study operations at top companies, with a particular emphasis on lean. We then transfer to Shanghai to understand how operations are developed in China, and how this will impact today’s practices.

  • Cross-cultural management
  • Improving quality, cost and speed through cross-functional integration
  • Lean/Toyota Production System in practice
  • Leadership for lean operations
  • Politics, economics and business in a re-emerging economic giant – implications for outsourcing and offshoring
  • Establishing and running operations in China
  • Field trips to companies (Toyota supplier, MNC in China, Chinese company)

 

Program Faculty

Managing Industrial Operations is based on the distinguished knowledge resources in industrial operations management and strategy at Chalmers University of Technology and in Chalmers Professional Educations’ external network of leading international academics, experienced business practitioners and management consultants. The Program Director will act as a moderator, facilitator and integrator during the program. The program faculty, with in-depth expertise in different areas of production management and strategy, will provide lectures and workshop sessions throughout the program. Experts regularly appearing in the program are:

Professor Michael Lewis, University of Bath, UK
Expert on Operations Strategy

Professor David Gosset, CEIBS, Shanghai, China. 
Expert on Management in China

Professor Mats Magnusson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Expert on Innovation and Industrial Management

Professor Giulio Zotteri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. 
Expert on Supply Chain Management in uncertain environments. 

Lecturer with senior position at GIFU, Japan
(Toyota Sister Company)
Expert on Toyota Production System

In addition, the program faculty consists of experienced industry practitioners.

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  • 0-2 veckor innan starten för programmet/kursen: 100% av program-/kursavgiften
  • 2-4 veckor innan starten för programmet/kursen: 50% av program-/kursavgiften
  • 4-8 veckor innan starten för programmet/kursen: 25% av program-/kursavgiften. För kurser inom Sjöfart: 0% av program-/kursavgiften

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