Global Manufacturing Essentials

Increase your understanding of best practices of global manufacturing processes and methods. You will examine the Toyota Production System (TPS), known as lean manufacturing, as a philosophy and approach to achieve world-class production standards and manufacturing excellence. Identify and eliminate activities that do not add value in the process of design, production, supply chain management, and customer relations. As the course capstone, you will create an action plan to further develop your global manufacturing strategy competencies.



  • Recount key people and events that influenced the development of lean manufacturing processes and methods.
  • Examine a philosophy and world-class production system, including key processes and best practices.
  • Identify ways to enhance manufacturing for quality excellence.
  • Explain a major dilemma between operations and marketing.
  • Examine the move from mass production to mass customization.
  • Explore examples of customization.
  • Create an action plan to enhance global manufacturing performance.


Foundation Course for Global Business Fee: $400


What would Thunderbird Online recommend after the Global Manufacturing Essentials course? Learn more about the Executive Certificate in Global Leadership or Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations.










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