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Over the past several decades, operations strategy has played an increasingly important role in business’ success. In this course, we will equip you with concepts and tools to build operations in a way that not only supports your competitive strategy, but also allows you to create new opportunities in the market place. Scaling operations: Linking strategy and execution is a five-week course dedicated to making strategic decisions that are grounded in operational reality. Together, we will study how to build and evaluate the “operating system” of the firm to maximize value. This involves tailoring the firm’s operational competencies, assets, and processes to a specific business strategy. Each week, we’ll explore case studies, engage in discussions and examine realistic data. Thanks to our data-driven approach, you’ll be able to implement your learning directly into practice. At the end of this course, you’ll be ready to build an effective, actionable plan to scale your department or organization....
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3 ч. на завершение

The VCAP Framework

We start by explaining the concepts of operating systems and operations strategy. Then we introduce the main "VCAP" framework, which connects the key components of operations strategy and identifies three main views to analyze it. The module also describes the key decisions related to operations strategy. Several examples illustrate the impact of operations strategy and the importance of tailoring to increase value and alignment....
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4 видео (всего 22 мин.), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video4 видео
1.2 Scalability3мин
1.3 Operations Strategy7мин
1.4 Adopting a Resource, Process, and Capability View7мин
Reading6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Syllabus10мин
Grading and Logistics10мин
Meet Your Professors10мин
Recommended Textbook10мин
Lecture Slides10мин
Glossary10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The VCAP Framework8мин

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3 ч. на завершение

Value Creation and Operations: The Investor View

We start by reviewing the main idea of using operations to create value (and the VCAP framework). We briefly discuss the key questions and introduce the main firm we are going to use (the Mafia restaurant chain). We discuss the key idea of measuring financial return (EVA and ROIC). Then we introduce the main tool, the ROIC tree. We apply the ROIC tree to the firm and discuss the steps: constructing the tree, identifying metrics, assessing impact (sensitivity analysis), building a growth plan and communicating the narrative....
Reading
4 видео (всего 25 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video4 видео
2.2 Quantifying Value5мин
2.3 Linking ROIC to Operations with a ROIC Tree10мин
2.4 Planning Scalable Growth in the ROIC Tree and Summary5мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Quiz 2 Image Prompt10мин
Lecture Slides10мин
Glossary10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Value Creation and Operations: The Investor View8мин

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3 ч. на завершение

Capabilities and Competition: Defensibility and Trade-offs

Module 1 introduced the capability view of operations as the natural link between competitive strategy and operations. In this module we will investigate this link in greater depth and use the capability view to assess the competitive risk the firm faces. A good operations strategy clearly stipulates which capabilities are critical and which are of secondary importance. One can't have it all: operational capabilities exhibit trade-offs and superior performance requires making choices. But where do these trade-offs come from and how can operations shape them to our competitive advantage? That is the subject of this module. We will outline the main challenge; develop the framework, and the use a simple case to illustrate it. ...
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4 видео (всего 24 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video4 видео
3.2 The Concept of Tradeoff Curves3мин
3.3 Tradeoff Curves to Analyze Competitive Threat9мин
3.4 Example: Sugar and Spice7мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Sugar & Spice Desserts10мин
Lecture Slides10мин
Glossary10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 36мин

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Process Strategy: Strategic Sourcing

In the previous modules, we introduced the VCAP framework for operations strategy and studied value and capabilities. We learned how to invest assets in the face of uncertain demand. Now we turn our attention to structuring operational processes. In this module, we will analyze two essential components of operations strategy: the questions of who should perform an activity or process in the value chain, and how we should manage the supply relationship....
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4 видео (всего 17 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video4 видео
4.2 Forecasting and Modeling Uncertainty3мин
4.3 Tools to Incorporate Uncertainty into Capacity Analysis4мин
4.4 Optimal Capacity Sizing5мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Lecture Slides10мин
Glossary10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 410мин
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автор: KSApr 27th 2017

Thanks to prof. Gad and prof. Jan for a piece of practical view. I will be happy to keep in touch if you don't mind. Also, please inform me if you've got next course. thanks, Kirill ks@mashtabator.ru

автор: AYJun 2nd 2018

It was a great course and would be beneficial to the the people who has basic idea on operations and have some work experience in the industry

Преподавателя

Gad Allon

Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences

Jan A. Van Mieghem

Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations Management

О Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

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