Course Details

Strategic Decisions in Operations
OPNS-454-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
This course provides a framework and multiple analytic tools to analyze, value, and optimize the strategic asset and process decisions involved in configuring the "operating system" of the firm. Asset decisions include capacity sizing, expansion, flexibility and location. Process decisions include strategic sourcing, operational hedging, new technology and operating model selection. The focus is on value-creating decisions that are grounded in operational reality. A typical week covers one decision introduced first during a lecture, followed by an assignment (some in group, some individual) and then case-discussion. A final group project is due in week 10. There is no final exam.
TRACKS
Growth and Scaling Pathway
Management Science Major
Operations Major
Technology Management Pathway
VC/PE Pathway - Equity Growth
VC/PE Pathway - Venture Capital
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: (OPNS-430-0 OR OPNS-438-5 OR OPNS-440-0 OR OPNSM-430-0)
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: OPNS-955-5