15.778 Introduction to Operations Management


Class Info

Integrated approach to the analysis, design and management of supply networks for products and services. Provides a framework for analysis, design and operation of supply chains (SCs) that relies on fundamental concepts, such as the management of inventory, and operations and logistics planning. Discusses the value of (timely) information and of the need for collaboration and coordination between SC players. Also presents conceptual frameworks that focus on the emergence of a wide range of enabling services that are critical to the survival and growth of this class of system. Includes study and discussion of concepts, examples, and case studies from a wide range of industries. Guest speakers present personal experiences on various aspects of the service industry and supply chains. Restricted to MIT Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.778 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Summer semester.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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