Operations Management Week

Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management

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Who should attend

Science of Lean Operations

  • 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

Supply Chain Management

  • 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.

The Science of Lean Operations

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.

Science of 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

Experts

Sunil Chopra

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

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 Van Mieghem

| Jan A. Van Mieghem is the Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Professor of Operations Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Business and MSEE from Stanford University, and holds an electrical engine...

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