Detailed Programme

The programme 'Operational Excellence' consists of two modules, each touching upon crucial aspects of Operational Excellence:

Module 1: Operational Excellence by reducing waste

  • Strategic importance of Operational Excellence
  • Mapping the value stream
  • Lean thinking and lean toolbox
  • Lean maturity
  • Company visit: putting theory into practice
Module 2: Targeting improvement and variability reduction
  • Operational performance measurement - Linking operational with financial KPI's
  • Flow time and capacity analysis
  • Managing variability: impact on capacity and service
  • Quality management
Module 3: Managing the journey towards Operational Excellence
  • How to manage the change in your organisation?
  • Gain an overview of actions to take to set up a change project in your organisation

Optional: Lean Competency Accreditation

  • An optional exam will allow participants to obtain the certificate ‘Lean Competency’, an international accreditation by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre of Cardiff University
    •  A written closed-book exam that assesses your knowledge of the concepts, methods and tools that were presented in the lessons.
    •  An oral defense and discussion with Vlerick professors regarding an ‘Operational Excellence’ project that was developed by the participant.

A learning experience like no other

When you come to Vlerick, you step away from your usual routine and gain a wider perspective. You discover how to tackle challenges, turn your knowledge into action and apply your skills in your workplace. You learn from faculty who are experts in their fields – and from a diverse group of peers. All these things help you become a confident, skilled professional, ready to succeed in business – and in life.

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Drive real change in your organisation

A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

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