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MFGO 601: The Globally Integrated Manufacturing Company —This course is an integrated overview and introduction to contemporary global manufacturing operations. The focus of this course is the application of attitudes, skills, and knowledge required of managers, supervisors, and team leaders and manufacturing professionals in a cross-functional and cross-cultural manufacturing operation.
After a brief historical overview of global, manufacturing, this course covers the following topics: global leadership, cross-cultural business communication, customers-across-continents, empowerment and cross-cultural teamwork, continuous process improvement, manufacturing metrics, policy deployment, ISO and QS 9000, computer integrated manufacturing, process re-engineering, international supply chain management, and theory of constraints.
This foundation leads up to a discussion on the lean and agile manufacturing management. Students are required to use the concepts from the class to analyze their own work environment.
Global Manufacturing - This 7 minute podcast is The Economist Editor's pick.
TechTarget\Best practices and tools for global manufacturing: "IDC’s Joe Barkai responds to questions about the most effective tools and strategies for standardizing global production while meeting the emerging demands of overseas consumers."
Tecma Talk Podcast\Total cost of ownership and other global manufacturing trends - "Total cost of ownership in manufacturing and other global trends are discussed with Jim Gitney, president and CEO of Group 50, in this informational podcast."