Making the right things in the right places


Take a structured approach to developing and exploiting a global manufacturing footprint strategy. This course will help delegates to reconfigure their company’s international footprint of manufacturing activities to deliver real business impact.

Dates Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Online
Contact Name IfM Events
Email ifm-events@eng.cam.ac.uk
Website Event website

Event details:

Date: 13&15 April and 20&22 April (4 half-day modules)

Time: 13.00-16.30 UK time

What you will learn:

  • Understand manufacturing core competencies and supply strategies by deploying structured ‘make-or-buy’ tools.
  • Design a global manufacturing and supply network, considering plant roles and network coordination principles, scenario development and evaluation.
  • Develop network reconfiguration projects that deliver the strategic vision, involving manufacturing location decisions, insourcing and outsourcing, and transferring production.
  • Explore the impact of market and technological drivers.
  • Review the latest approaches to advanced analysis that help to guide high-level strategic principles and ongoing footprint development. 
  • Gain practical insights into how the tools have helped leading companies develop competitive advantage through footprint transformation.

This course is suitable for global operations executives involved in guiding long-term manufacturing footprint strategy, including:

Who should attend?

  • Senior operations executives who guide long-term strategic development programmes across groups of factories.
  • Mid-level operations executives who lead strategic footprint development. 
  • Strategic planners and internal consultants who support major change programmes.
  • High-potential functional leaders and managers who are seeking to develop awareness of practical strategic approaches in topics such a make-or-buy and global network design.

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) provides a unique environment for the creation and sharing of new ideas and approaches to modern industrial practice.