15.769 Operations Strategy

Fall 2005

Installing body wiring on the Cadillac assembly line.
Workers performing their specific duties in the Cadillac assembly line. (Image courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration.)

Course Highlights

This course features a bibliography for the readings used in the course, as well as selected lecture notes.

Course Description

The class provides a unifying framework for analyzing strategic issues in manufacturing and service operations. Relationships between manufacturing and service companies and their suppliers, customers, and competitors are analyzed. The material also covers decisions in technology, facilities, vertical integration, human resources and other strategic areas. Means of competition such as cost, quality, and innovativeness are explored, together with an approach to make operations decisions in the era of outsourcing and globalization.
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Prof. Donald Rosenfield
Dror Sharon

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session