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Diploma in Manufacturing Strategy

Learn about quality management in operational excellence for world-class manufacturing from this free online course.

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This free online course, Diploma in Manufacturing Strategy, will give you an insight into the vital tools and techniques for operational excellence to achieve world-class manufacturing standards. Learn about developing manufacturing and operations strategies, and critical factors for world-class manufacturing. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of business excellence.
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    15-20 Hours
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Diploma in Manufacturing Strategy is a free online course that guides you through the important tools of operational excellence for achieving world-class manufacturing standards. This course highlights the elements of manufacturing strategies and the importance of quality management for manufacturing excellence. The course begins with a discussion on manufacturing as a value addition process, components of operations systems, and functional dominance within organizational strategies.

Next, you will learn about scholarly contributions to manufacturing strategies, Generic Manufacturing Strategies (GMS), and the concepts of order winners and qualifiers in market analysis. Then, you will study the requirements in developing an operations strategy, manufacturing strategy taxonomy, and the role of Total Quality Management (TQM) in manufacturing. Finally, you will analyze the criteria of business excellence awards, process choice, product profiling, and various factors for achieving world-class manufacturing such as total employee involvement and flexible manufacturing systems.

This free online course will teach you the rudiments of developing effective and efficient manufacturing strategies to achieve world-class status in the industry. This course will be of great interest to students, researchers, employers, HR and Operations managers, and anyone who wants to study the essentials of business excellence through manufacturing. Begin this course today and improve your knowledge of essential operational ingredients.

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Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing Strategy

Developing Manufacturing Strategy

Manufacturing and Operations Strategy

Diploma in Manufacturing Strategy - First Assessment

Manufacturing and Quality Management

Manufacturing Excellence

World Class Manufacturing

Achieving World Class Status

Diploma in Manufacturing Strategy - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of World Class Manufacturing
  • Identify various contributions of scholars to manufacturing strategy
  • Identify the phases of strategy development
  • Describe specific order winners and qualifiers in market analysis
  • Identify effective measures of reducing lead time
  • Recognize the various dimensions of quality for conformance purposes
  • Analyze the taxonomy of manufacturing strategies
  • Explain the process of effective Total Quality Management (TQM) implementation
  • Identify the criteria for various business excellence awards
  • Discuss the critical success factors for achieving World Class Manufacturing
  • Examine the relationship between Toyota Production System and Lean Production


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Diplomas for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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