1 Course Introduction
Role of the Organization in IT
2 Should the General Manager Care to Learn IT?
Positioning and IT
3 Re-Positioning the Value Proposition Through IT
4 Aligning Programs and Processes
The MIT View of the Firm
5 Electronic Markets and Supply Change Management
6 Designing an Industry-wide Information Architecture (I): "Under the Hood" of a Commercial Website
7 Designing an Industry-wide Information Architecture (II): Transaction Streams
8 A View Into the Future: Web Technologies Basics and the Semantic Web Hand out Tech Assignment
IT-Enabled Operational Effectiveness
9 SAP in Manufacturing
What Should the CEO Know About ERPs?
10 Aligning IT and the Organization: Role of Artificial Intelligence and Other Forecasting Technologies
11 The Central Nervous System of Automated Virtual Manufacturing Plants

Guest Speaker: Jim Miller, VP Supply Chain & Logistics, Cisco Systems, Inc.
12 Linking Process Modeling Architecture with ERP
The Case of American Meter Company, ARIS and SAP

Guest Lecture: Ed Brady, IT Director, American Meter Company
13 The Little-man Computer Hand out SQL/LMC Assignment
14 IT and Productivity
Cost Reduction of IT Automation Within Intel Manufacturing Plants

Guest Speaker: Stanley Stanzyk, Automation Manager in Charge of Computing Cost Reduction. Intel Corp.
15 Embedded Intelligence, RFIDs and the Auto-ID Initiative

Guest Speaker: Prof. Sanjay E. Sarma, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Co-Founder and Research Director of the Auto-ID Center at MIT
16 Introduction to Databases, Data Modeling and XML
IT Implementation and Delivery
17 Role of Senior Management in the Implementation Process
The Case of Handheld Devices
18 Designing an Industry-wide Information Architecture (III): Computer Security/Cryptography SQL/LMC Assignment Due
19 Implementing Computer Vision Solutions in Manufacturing

Guest Speaker: Pam Lipson, Founder / CEO, Imagen Inc.
Technology Assignment Due
20 Steel Manufacturing and Cross-Company Processes
Delivering an Industry-wide IT Solution

Guest Speaker: Richard Rowe, Founder of RoweCom
Conclusion: The Future of IT, Manufacturing, and You
21 Artificial Intelligence and the Robots of the Future

Guest Speaker: Prof. Rodney Brooks Director, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
22 Strategic Framing: Broadband Technologies and the Information Value-chain Take Home Final Given out with Agenda
23 What Should the CEO Know About Manufacturing?
Wireless Technologies and 3G

Guest Speaker: Lars-Göran Hansson, Manufacturing Processes, Ericsson
24 Course Closure Take Home Final Due