WELCOME TO QMM 582
 MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY
PROFESSOR GERALD I. SUSMAN

Course Description

Proactive Learning

Field Study

Course Objectives

Case Analysis

University Policies

Course Materials

Team Assignments

Glossary

About the Instructor

Deliverables/Student Evaluation

Angel


Course Overview

1     1/12        Introduction

Manufacturing Strategy

2.    1/14        Ward, Bickford, and Leong, "Configurations of Manufacturing Strategy, Business Strategy, Environment, and Structure"
3.    1/19       
Case #1:  Industrie Pininfarina: The New Customer Decision
4.    1/21        Pagell, Melnyk, and Handfield, "Do Trade-offs Exist in Operations Strategy?"
5.    1/26        Case #2.  U.S. Robotics, Inc.
6.    1/28       
Womack and Jones, "Beyond Toyota: How to Root out Waste and Pursue Perfection"            
7.    2/2
          Cusumano, "The Limits of 'Lean'"
                      Levy, "Lean Production in an International Supply Chain"    
8.    2/4          Case #3, Injex Industries, Inc

Field Study Kickoff

9.    2/9          Briefing and Organization for Field Study

Supply-Chain Management

10    2/11        Dyer, “How Chrysler Created an American Keiretsu”
11    2/16        MacDuffie and Helper, "Creating Lean Suppliers: Diffusing Lean Production Through the Supply Chain"
12    2/18        Carbett, Blackburn, and Wassenhove, "Case Study Partnerships to Improve Supply Chains"

13    2/23        Case #4  Johnson Controls, Inc."Automotive Systems Group, The Georgetown, Kentucky Plant"
14    2/25        Fisher, "What Is the Right Supply-Chain for Your Products?"
15    3/1          Case #5   Sport Obermeyer, Ltd.

Field Study Progress Report

16    3/3        Field Study Progress Report #1 Due

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Product/Market Strategies

17.    3/15    Clark and Baldwin, “Managing in an Age of Modularity
18     3/17    Gilmore and Pine, “The Four Faces of Mass-Customization
                   Lee, Feitzinger, and Billington, “Getting Ahead of Your Competition Through Design for Mass Customization
19.    3/22    Case # 6  Xerox: Design for the Environment
                   Green Manufacturing Audit
20     3/24    Cooper and Chew, "Control Tomorrow's Costs Through Today's Designs"
21     3/29    Case #7    Olympus Optical Company, Ltd. (A)

Competitive Dynamics (Integration)

22.    3/31    Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 1: “Evolution or Extinction: Competition in the Age of Temporary Advantage”
                   
Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 2: “What Fruit Flies Teach Us About Business:   The Insights of Clockspeed"

23    4/5       Field Study Progress Report  #2 Due

24    4/7       Fine, ClockspeedCh. 3, “Survival of the Fittest: The Temporary Natureof Advantage”
                    Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 4, “The Secret of Life: Harnessing the Power of the Double Helix”
25.   4/12     Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 5, “The Primacy of Chains: Capability Chains Make a Business”
                    Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 6, “Laws of Nature: The Dynamics of the Extended Enterprise”

26    4/14     Goodson, "Read a Plant--Fast"


27    4/15-    Spring Field Trip
        4/16

28.   4/19     Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 8, “Cloning in Three Dimensions” 
29
.   4/21     Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 9, “Enriching the Gene Pool: What to Make, What to Buy”
                    Fine, Clockspeed, Ch. 12, "Back to the Fruit Flies”               

Field Study

30    4/26    Draft of Field Study Final Report Due no later than 12 noon

31    4/28    Teams meet with instructor

      
32    4/30    Field Study Presentations in 201 Keller (8:00 AM - 2 P.M.)