Manufacturing footprint strategy:
Making the right things in the right places

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Learn how to optimise your global network of factories and suppliers to reduce costs and enhance responsiveness through our established approach to manufacturing footprint strategy.

Our structured approach to reconfiguring global manufacturing footprints has been used by multinationals including IKEA, Caterpillar, Grundfos and LEGO to realise cost savings, reduce corporate risk and gain access to emerging markets and the best resources.

This course will show you how to develop and exploit a global manufacturing footprint strategy, drawing from the latest approaches to advanced analysis that help to guide high-level strategic principles.

You will gain practical insights into how these tools have help leading companies develop competitive advantage, and how you can reconfigure your company’s international footprint of manufacturing activities to deliver real business impact.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Senior operations executives who guide long-term strategic development programmes across groups of factories
  • Mid-level operations executives who lead strategic footprint development
  • Strategic planners and internal consultants who support major change programmes
  • Leaders and managers who are seeking to develop awareness of practical strategic approaches to these topics

UPCOMING COURSES

Date: 16, 18, 23 & 25 November 2021

Time: 13:00-17:00 UK time

Location: Online

Earlybird fee: (available up to 1 month prior to the course date)

  • Non-member: £1,710.00 plus VAT
  • Member: £1,539.00 plus VAT

Standard fee:

  • Non-member: £1,900.00 plus VAT
  • Member: £1,710.00 plus VAT

IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme, click here. 

Capacity is limited to ensure good interaction and deep learning (early booking is recommended).

COURSE OVERVIEW

Learn how to optimise your global network of factories and suppliers to reduce costs and enhance responsiveness through our established approach to manufacturing footprint strategy.

Our structured approach to reconfiguring global manufacturing footprints has been used by multinationals including IKEA, Caterpillar, Grundfos and LEGO to realise cost savings, reduce corporate risk and gain access to emerging markets and the best resources.

This course will show you how to develop and exploit a global manufacturing footprint strategy, drawing from the latest approaches to advanced analysis that help to guide high-level strategic principles.

You will gain practical insights into how these tools have help leading companies develop competitive advantage, and how you can reconfigure your company’s international footprint of manufacturing activities to deliver real business impact.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Senior operations executives who guide long-term strategic development programmes across groups of factories
  • Mid-level operations executives who lead strategic footprint development
  • Strategic planners and internal consultants who support major change programmes
  • Leaders and managers who are seeking to develop awareness of practical strategic approaches to these topics

UPCOMING COURSES

Date:16, 18, 23 & 25 November 2021

Time: 13.00-17.00 UK time

Location: Online

Earlybird fee: (available up to 1 month prior to the course date)

  • Non-member: £1,710.00 plus VAT
  • Member: £1,539.00 plus VAT

Standard fee:

  • Non-member: £1,900.00 plus VAT
  • Member: £1,710.00 plus VAT

IfM members and alumni are entitled to a 10% discount off the course fees. For details of our membership scheme, click here.

Capacity is limited to ensure good interaction and deep learning (early booking is recommended).

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Deploy structured ‘make-or-buy’ tools for manufacturing core competencies and supply strategies
  • Design a global manufacturing and supply network, considering plant roles and network coordination principles, scenario development and evaluation
  • Develop network reconfiguration projects that deliver the strategic vision, involving manufacturing location decisions, insourcing and outsourcing, and transferring production
  • Deploy structured ‘make-or-buy’ tools for manufacturing core competencies and supply strategies
  • Design a global manufacturing and supply network, considering plant roles and network coordination principles, scenario development and evaluation
  • Develop network reconfiguration projects that deliver the strategic vision, involving manufacturing location decisions, insourcing and outsourcing, and transferring production

REPORT – MAKING THE RIGHT THINGS IN THE RIGHT PLACES

The potential benefits from manufacturing footprint strategy are huge.

Top consultants quote potential landed-cost savings of up to 45 per cent for some industries. Reducing corporate risk and gaining access to emerging markets and the best resources are equally important in securing global leverage and competitive advantage. The companies that get this right may gain leadership positions for a generation or more. Those that get it wrong are likely to fade from view or be swallowed up in ongoing consolidation.

This report describes a structured approach to understanding and exploiting a company’s international manufacturing footprint – the location of its plants around the globe, what their roles should be and how they interact with each other. 

The potential benefits from manufacturing footprint strategy are huge.

Top consultants quote potential landed-cost savings of up to 45 per cent for some industries. Reducing corporate risk and gaining access to emerging markets and the best resources are equally important in securing global leverage and competitive advantage. The companies that get this right may gain leadership positions for a generation or more. Those that get it wrong are likely to fade from view or be swallowed up in ongoing consolidation.

This report describes a structured approach to understanding and exploiting a company’s international manufacturing footprint – the location of its plants around the globe, what their roles should be and how they interact with each other.

DEVELOPING A MANUFACTURING FOOTPRINT STRATEGY

 In this video, Paul Christodoulou, Industrial Associate with IfM Engage and course tutor discusses the IfM process for ‘Manufacturing Footprint Strategy’.

Paul describes the decision on how to deploy multiple networks of industrial plants around the world as ‘amazingly complex’, but simplifies the challenge as being about ‘making the right things in the right places’.

COURSE TUTORS

Paul Christodoulou

Industrial Associate

Don Fleet

Industrial Associate

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