In this course, you will learn about the role of operations and how they are connected to other business functions in manufacturing and service-focused organizations. You will learn and practice the use of decision-making frameworks and techniques applicable at all levels, from management-level strategic decisions such as connecting process to the needs of various customer segments, to front-line tactical decisions such as choosing between ordering larger quantities vs. ordering more frequently.
You will be able to:
• Relate underlying principles to operations management frameworks and techniques
• Synthesize information to make strategic operations decisions
• Evaluate processes on different dimensions
• Apply analytical techniques for tactical operations decision
This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at https://degrees.giesbusiness.illinois.edu/idegrees/.
Course Orientation & Operations Strategy
Welcome to the world of Operations Management. Operations are the repetitive processes used to create and deliver products and services. Effective operations strategies and tactical management of such processes are vital to delivering quality product and services and creating value. Module 1 covers the basis of operations management and how it works in different kinds of organizations. Connecting operations management to other aspects of running an organization, it lays the groundwork for how to develop and implement a solid operations strategy.