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.
Making the right things in the right places
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.