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Introduction to Manufacturing Strategy

Learn about operations systems, functional dominance, and generic manufacturing strategies from this free online course.

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This free online course, Introduction to Manufacturing Strategy, will give you a foundational knowledge of manufacturing processes and strategies. Learn about the role of operations systems, functional strategies, and the basis of generic manufacturing strategies. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of manufacturing strategies and process to achieve manufacturing excellence.
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    4-5 Hours
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Introduction to Manufacturing Strategy is a free online course that gives you a basic understanding of corporate strategies for achieving world-class manufacturing standards. This course highlights the elements of manufacturing strategies and scholarly contributions to the field of manufacturing. The course begins with a discussion on manufacturing as a source of wealth creation and a value addition process.

Next, you will discuss the components of operations systems, the hierarchical structure of strategic management, and competing priorities. Then, you will study the factors to be considered in the development of functional strategies in an organization, reactive roles of operations, and functional dominance within organizational strategies. Finally, you will learn about the elements of World Class Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, perspectives of manufacturing, Skinner and Hayes and Wheelwright's contributions, and generic manufacturing strategies.

This free online course will teach you the fundamentals of developing effective manufacturing strategies and various manufacturing perspectives. This course will be of great interest to students, researchers, employers, manufacturers, and anyone who wants to study how to achieve business excellence through manufacturing. Begin this course today and improve your knowledge of manufacturing strategies.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the major sources of wealth creation
  • Define the various subsystems of the production system in manufacturing
  • Outline the considerations for developing functional strategy within a firm
  • Discuss functional dominance in corporate strategy
  • Outline the elements of Total Productive Maintenance
  • Indicate the six major perspectives of manufacturing
  • Identify the contributions of scholars to manufacturing strategy
  • Discuss the different paradigms of competition and manufacturing
  • Outline the generic manufacturing strategies


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