Operation Strategy

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach students how operation management and supply chain management can be utilized when making managerial decisions. In this course, students will:  

  • learn about operating systems
  • analyze production process and study the impact of production management on quality and delivery
  • be introduced to theories such as bottleneck analysis and business process control
  • conduct repeated decision-making simulations under certain circumstances 
  • learn how to distinguish between organization’s operations and the company's competitive advantage.

This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their analytical abilities, perceptiveness and planning capabilities for implementing management strategy or who are concerned about their company's operation management.

 

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time & Online MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Marketing and Strategy
Course Level: Fundamental Course
Required/Elective Course: Required Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

12 weeks, every other week
Online/On-Campus
JPY 128,000
Fundamental

 

Recommended Preliminary Courses

- Critical Thinking
- Marketing I

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEMEBusiness Process, Capacity and Cost Analysis
CASE・ Delwarca Software Remote Support Unit
Session B
THEMEBusiness Process, Capacity and Cost Analysis (Continued)
CASE・ Delwarca Software Remote Support Unit
 
Day 2
Session A
THEMEBottleneck Analysis and Business Process Control
CASE・National Cranberry Cooperative, 1996
Session B
THEMEBottleneck Analysis and Business Process Control (Continued)
CASE・National Cranberry Cooperative, 1996
 
Day 3
Session A
THEMEOperations in Automobile Production
CASE・ Toyota Motor Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc.
Session B
THEMEThe Mechanisms and Thinking Behind the Toyota Production System
CASE・ ITOKI Corporation: Improvement in Production Line, Shiga Plant
 
Day 4
Session A
THEMEProduction, Marketing and Distribution
CASE・Benetton (A)
Session B
THEMEProduction, Marketing and Distribution (Continued)
CASE・Benetton (A)
 
Day 5
Session A
THEMESupply Chain Management
CASE・ Domino’s Pizza
Session B
THEMESupply Chain Management (Continued)
CASE・ Domino’s Pizza
 
Day 6
Session A
THEMEEnhancement of Competitiveness through Supply Chain Management
CASE・Seven-Eleven Japan
Session B
THEMEEnhancement of Competitiveness through Supply Chain Management (Continued)
CASE・Seven-Eleven Japan

 

Reference

・ Chase, Richard B., Aquilano, Nicholas J., Jacobs, F. Robert, 2005. Operations Management for Competitive Advantage. 11th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.
ISBN-10: 0071115536 / ISBN-13: 978-0071115537

 

If you wish to start from the Pre-MBA,

Tuition Fee per course: 128,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Course Schedule

Faculty

Torsten Kanisch
Torsten Kanisch
Marketing and Strategy, Organizational Behavior and HRM
“Not every company formulates a clear vision, but every business runs an operation! How well you do this and how well your operations tie to your vision and enable your business strategies is what sets good and great companies apart. In my class you will learn to connect the dots of how to go from the nitty-gritty of operations management to the grand scheme of creating competitive advantage through a differentiated, flawlessly and seamlessly implemented operations strategy.”
Jorge Calvo
Jorge Calvo
Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
COURSES:
Operation Strategy
Technovate for Future Enterprise
Research Project
Robotics and AI Business Innovation
Moonshot Transformation
Mahendra Singh
Mahendra Singh
Marketing and Strategy
COURSES:
Strategy
Operation Strategy
Technovate Thinking
Technovate Strategy
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