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Onsite Seminar—Manufacturing Strategy

Manufacturing Strategy

An Introduction to Concepts, Issues & Practice

Introduce your executive team to Manufacturing Strategy concepts & issues with this one-day seminar.  It will help them align and coordinate their policies and functional strategies so that the business unit, Marketing, Finance and Manufacturing unify and mutually reinforce each other.

Manufacturing Strategy, while compatible with Lean and Six Sigma, goes beyond these mostly prescriptive approaches. It starts from the fundamentals of markets and other environmental factors and integrates manufacturing considerations that are often ignored.

This program is based on the work of Wickham Skinner, Hayes & Wheelwright, Roger Schmenner, Terry Hill and many others. In addition, it draws upon our own experience of many consulting projects that provides examples and background.

Program Summary

Format Onsite Workshop Online Who Should Attend?
Time 1-Day 1-2 Wks Top Management
Marketing Executives
Manufacturing Executives
Financial Executives
Supply Chain Executives
Cost $4500 (Includes Travel) $3500
Participants 5-30 5-20
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414

Participants Will Learn...

Program Outline

1.0  Introduction

1.1  The Concept of Strategy

1.2  Strategic Issues In Manufacturing

2.0  The Great Nuclear Fizzle (Case Study)

3.0 Underlying Concepts

3.1 Learning & Experience Curves

3.2 Product Life Cycles

3.0  Issues In Manufacturing Strategy

3.1  Structure

3.2  Infrastructure

  • Utilities
  • Scheduling
  • Maintenance
  • Human Issues
  • Culture

4.0  Critical Interfaces

4.1  Marketing

4.2  Human Resources

4.3  Finance

4.4 Materials Management

5.0  Benefit of Manufacturing Strategy

6.0  Lean, Six Sigma and Manufacturing Strategy

6.1 A Brief History

6.2 Compare & Contrast

7.0  Formal Manufacturing Strategy Development

8.0  Conclusion


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