Who should attend
- Senior and mid-level process managers at manufacturing or service companies
- VP of Logistics, VP of Manufacturing, Plant Manager, Operations Manager
- Consultants, engineers, production-control specialists
- Senior and mid-level supply chain managers
- Operations, logistics, purchasing, inventory control, and transportation leaders
- Consultants and general managers seeking to increase supply chain efficiency
About the course
An executive-level approach to innovation in operations management
Combining these two highly focused programs will maximize your time with us and give you a solid grounding and keen insight into Kellogg’s innovative approach to operations management.
Learn how to master and implement the practice of Lean Six Sigma and put your company on the right road to world-class lean operations. Designed for managers, consultants and others involved in operations, this program focuses on how to optimize your organization’s costs, quality, speed and customer service to significantly impact your bottom line.
Supply Chain Management
In this focused program, you’ll take a proven, interdisciplinary approach —incorporating management, strategy, marketing and decision sciences —to designing and managing your supply chain. Guided by senior Kellogg faculty experts, you and your fellow participants will explore state-of-the-art models and solutions to the real-world challenges of managing facilities, logistics, inventories, transportation, information, outsourcing, complex networks and more.
Lean Operations Key Benefits:
- Link day-to-day operational details to business strategies
- Analyze process flows to target improvement efforts
- Work with your systems’ natural tendencies to develop customized policies for your environment
- Identify strategies for increasing throughput, shortening flow time, reducing variability, and improving quality
Supply Chain Management Key Benefits:
- Learn to design supply chains that improve supply-chain profitability
- Use product design, strategic sourcing and contracts to most efficiently match supply and demand
- Build and maximize supply-chain coordination and collaboration
- Identify supply-chain risks and design risk mitigation strategies
- Explore purchasing, production and distribution strategies for a global environment
Sunil Chopra is the IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management. He was also Interim Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University from 2009-2010. From 2006 – 2009, he served as Senior Associate Dean: Curriculum and Teaching. He became a faculty member of the school...
Anne Coughlan holds the Polk Brothers Chair in Retailing, and is a Professor of Marketing, at the Kellogg School of Management. She joined the faculty in 1985. Dr. Coughlan's main research interests are in the areas of distribution channels, sales force management and compensation, and pricing. C...
Jan Albert Van Mieghem is the A. C. Buehler Professor and Professor of Operations at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Business and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and holds an electrical engineering degree from the Univer...
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