This course explores not only the processes behind operations management, but the importance of innovation in operations management and business competitiveness.
Not sure how innovation applies to operations management? Consider this: Forbes magazine releases an annual list of the top 100 innovative companies around the world. The list includes each company’s five-year average sales growth, net income growth, and innovation premium figures. These figures show how applying innovation to operations management can help make any business more successful.
This course has been developed by the Academic Innovation Hub at University of Derby in partnership with Enscite and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
As a participant in this course, you will:
- Gain knowledge of operations management concepts, business models, methods, tools, and best practices used by successful organisations to improve their operations.
- Understand how to apply operations management concepts in a real industrial context.
- Reflect upon and consider particular operational issues that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of contemporary organisations.
- Engage in global discussion to communicate and connect with an international network of business people.
Where do great business ideas come from? We all have compelling business concepts that we've been thinking about for years. In this course we will explore how to use observational tools and other techniques for idea generation and we will talk about how to evaluate the good ideas from the bad. The goal is to settle on a business idea that you are not only passionate about but also has real market application.
L’innovation est une dimension majeure de la réussite des entreprises. Mais qu’est-ce qu’innover et comment innove-t-on ? Tout le monde en est-il capable, dans une entreprise ou dans la vie de tous les jours ? Nous pensons que oui et c’est ce que nous voulons vous faire découvrir en partageant avec vous une démarche simple : quatre étapes d’exploration, de créativité mais aussi de confrontation à la réalité pour faire émerger le potentiel innovateur qui sommeille en chacun de nous.
A multidimensional and systemic thinking about the world energy challenge. A continuous flow of energy crosses our whole life. The food we eat, the car we drive, lights that illuminate our cities or the radio that plays our favorite songs, are all manifestations of energy. Our biological life can be explained in terms of energy and even our emotions and feelings to a certain extent.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to current global challenges in conservation and development, including changes in both sectors. This course will inspire you to rethink assumptions to address global challenges in conservation and development, and introduce you to new models and approaches that harness technological, behavioral, and financial innovation.
¡Claro que todos podemos potenciar nuestra creatividad a través de procedimientos, rutinas y protocolos sencillos! El participante desarrollará su talento creativo para aportar soluciones originales y generar ideas y productos en el ámbito en que se desenvuelve y en la vida cotidiana.
Even thoroughly developed business strategies may fail if not enough attention is paid to their implementation. This rings particularly true with strategies based on innovation or implemented in complex or fast-changing environments. In the 20th century successful implementation leveraged stability and typically proceeded through hierarchy and control. Today the key is to stay vibrant and able to quickly respond to trends in competition and technology while not losing sight of the strategic objective. In this course we'll build a toolbox of techniques to execute today's business strategies to help them succeed.
During the four coming weeks, best experts in bitumen will bring you their knowledge and experience to build a strong understanding of today’s realities and new perspectives on the future of bitumen. Total is the European leader on bitumen markets. Innovation has always been the key to sustainability and durability in the products they develop. Their main objective here is to share technical knowledge and experience to insure bitumen are being used in the most effective and efficient ways for their different applications in road works.
Let’s keep making history together - over and over! In 2013 and 2014, over 200,000 people from more than 190 countries came together in this MOOC to explore creativity, innovation, and change. What did we DO? We discovered creative uniqueness through Creative Diversity. We used Intelligent Fast Failure to build innovative skills. We applied CENTER principles to drive personal change. And we implemented value creation skills to initiate lasting change.