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Future of Manufacturing

This program is in the Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management track NEW Oct 31–Nov 1, 2013 Apr 10–11, 2014 Oct 30–31, 2014 Cambridge Massachusetts, U.S. US $2,900 (excluding accommodations) Please visit our website for the most current information.

“ Recent changes in oil price, labor costs and the increase in supply chain disruptions have shifted the focus of large U.S.—based companies. Some are looking at more regional and flexible approaches to manufacturing while identifying decisions and processes that need to be centralized. This entails larger, efficient and more automated manufacturing facilities as well as redesign of operations around supply and delivery. It leads to a renewed interest in manufacturing in the U.S., and the need for more skilled labor and an educated workforce, including in manufacturing management.” David Simchi-Levi

Program Overview
In the last few years, there has been considerable discussion around the need for manufacturing companies to reexamine the structure of their global supply chains. In parallel, a growing number of global companies are repatriating their manufacturing capabilities—moving some production operations back to the US from overseas: Ford, Caterpillar, GE, Apple and Foxconn, to name a few. This trend has picked up pace not only because of job losses in the US but also because the economics that made off-shoring attractive a decade ago have changed for a number of reasons: high price of oil versus cheap natural gas available locally; rising labor costs in developing countries; new automation technologies that increase productivity and require fewer but more skilled workers; as well as changing risk profile of global supply chains. This two-day advanced program, delivered via a combination of lectures, case discussions and applications, will analyze the current state of the manufacturing sector, identify important trends that affect manufacturing, and develop a framework that companies can use to evaluate their supply chain in order to reduce risk and improve market competitiveness.

Program Takeaways
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