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Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The VCAP Framework

3 hours to complete
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 Framework30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Value Creation and Operations: The Investor View

2 hours to complete
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 View30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Capabilities and Competition: Defensibility and Trade-offs

2 hours to complete
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 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Process Strategy: Strategic Sourcing

2 hours to complete
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 430m

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