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Advanced Operations Strategy Course

INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to familiarize students with the complexities of operating a manufacturing, as well as a service, organization. The focus is primarily on gaining a competitive edge by improving functions of operations management. Concepts and tools pertaining to business forecasting, operations decision-making, resources allocation, location and capacity planning, inventory control and management, facility layouts, scheduling, project management, and quality control and management will be covered. Case studies and team projects will also be used to provide practical applications in a realistic business context.

DURATION

10  Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Chief operations officers and chief executive officers
  • Operations directors and managers
  • Heads of departments
  • Senior operations executives, officers, and staff
  • Those who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between operational resources and market requirements.
  • Those who wish to transform their companies’ prospects through the way they manage their operations resources strategically, turning their operations capabilities into a formidable asset.
  • Those who wish to use operations strategy as a major source of competitive advantage in for-profit businesses or the route to achieving social welfare in not-for-profit enterprises.
  • Those who appreciate operations strategy as central, ubiquitous and vital to any organization’s sustained success.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this IRES training seminar, you will learn to:

  • The meaning of operations strategy and how all parts of the business can use perspectives on operations strategy to establish a connection between strategy and operational processes and resources.
  • How to judge the performance of operations.
  • A broad approach to assessing operations performance at a societal level that uses the ‘triple bottom line’ to judge an operation’s social, environmental and economic impact.
  • How operations performance can be judged in terms of how it affects an organization’s ability to achieve its overall strategy.
  • The more directly operational level aspects of performance – quality, speed, dependability, flexibility, and cost.
  • Three related aspects of performance that are fundamental to understanding operations strategy: how the relative importance of different aspects of performance changes over time; how performance objectives trade off against each other (do improvements in some aspects of performance necessarily mean a reduction in the performance of others?); and how exceptional performance levels can be reached by focusing on a limited set of objectives and exploiting the trade-offs between objectives.
  • Some ‘new approaches’ to operations and the extent to which they can be seen as ‘strategic’, as well as how they fit into operations strategy.
  • The principles behind how operations configure and reconfigure their capacity.
  • Purchasing and supply decisions as a critical set of operations strategy decisions.
  • The analytical dimensions for identifying the technical, managerial and ‘operations strategy’ characteristics of the technology.
  • The technology options that exist, ‘why’ potential investments in process technology investments work in practice, and ‘how’ to make such investments work in practice.
  • The risks associated with implementation due to the number of high-profile failures and claims of waste that seem to go hand-in-hand with such investments.
  • The more general issues of how companies can shape the routines that encourage the ongoing developments of their operations.
  • Product and service development as a core issue for operations strategy.
  • The formulation and implementation of the process of operations strategy.
  • The monitoring and control of the process of operations strategy.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Developing Resources and Processes for Strategic Impact
  • Operations Performance
  • Substitutes for Strategy
  • Capacity Strategy
  • Purchasing and Supply Strategy
  • Process Technology Strategy
  • Improvement Strategy
  • Product and Service Development and Organisation
  • The Process of Operations Strategy – Formulation and Implementation
  • The Process of Operations Strategy – Monitoring and Control

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817, +254(020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 30th September 2019.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 07-10-2019
Event End Date 18-10-2019
Cut off date 30-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,592
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,853
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 715077817 | +254 792516000
outreach@indepthresearch.org
Westlands, Rhapta Road
Njema Court, Suite R2

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