MGMT 726: Management of Technology II: Technology and Operations (2)

Management of Technology - II: Technology and Operations will focus on the role of technology in management of operations of a company. Research and Development, New Product Development, Operations and the linkages among them will be detailed. Key organizational issues such as business processes, core process designs, and organization of R&D and scientific laboratories will be discussed. Information technology as a source of organizational change and adaptation will be summarized. Topics covered include: R&D strategy, alliances and management; new product development; QFD, benchmarking, and early manufacturing involvement; methods to speed up cycle time, concurrent engineering, outsourcing and lead user analysis; manufacturing flexibility, strategy and value chain analysis; Business Processes, core process design; organization of R&D laboratories and new venture departments; IT and reengineering. LEC
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