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Learners taking this Course are
  • Operations Managers
  • Chief Operations Officers (COOs)
  • Operations Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Project Managers
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Operations Managers
  • Chief Operations Officers (COOs)
  • Operations Analysts
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Project Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

The VCAP Framework

4 videos (Total 22 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
1.2 Scalability3m
1.3 Operations Strategy7m
1.4 Adopting a Resource, Process, and Capability View7m
6 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
Meet Your Professors10m
Recommended Textbook10m
Lecture Slides10m
Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
The VCAP Framework8m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Value Creation and Operations: The Investor View

4 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
2.2 Quantifying Value5m
2.3 Linking ROIC to Operations with a ROIC Tree10m
2.4 Planning Scalable Growth in the ROIC Tree and Summary5m
3 readings
Quiz 2 Image Prompt10m
Lecture Slides10m
Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Value Creation and Operations: The Investor View8m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Capabilities and Competition: Defensibility and Trade-offs

4 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
3.2 The Concept of Tradeoff Curves3m
3.3 Tradeoff Curves to Analyze Competitive Threat9m
3.4 Example: Sugar and Spice7m
3 readings
Sugar & Spice Desserts10m
Lecture Slides10m
Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 36m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Process Strategy: Strategic Sourcing

4 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
4.2 Forecasting and Modeling Uncertainty3m
4.3 Tools to Incorporate Uncertainty into Capacity Analysis4m
4.4 Optimal Capacity Sizing5m
2 readings
Lecture Slides10m
Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 410m
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Top reviews from Scaling Operations: Linking Strategy and Execution

By KSApr 27th 2017

Thanks to prof. Gad and prof. Jan for a piece of practical view. I will be happy to keep in touch if you don't mind. Also, please inform me if you've got next course. thanks, Kirill ks@mashtabator.ru

By AYJun 2nd 2018

It was a great course and would be beneficial to the the people who has basic idea on operations and have some work experience in the industry

Instructors

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Gad Allon

Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences
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Jan A. Van Mieghem

Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations Management

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

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