EMBA 11 generation completed their Operations Management module with professor Dimitrios Andritsos in Belgrade. With this module, EMBA 11 generation gained an interesting approach to Operations Management.
Today, any organization must be analyzed as a component of a supply chain in which the different actors (e.g., suppliers, manufacturers, retailers) and different functions (e.g., marketing, production, finance) interact. This module has demonstrated how understanding and mastering the relationships between these different areas will improve effectiveness (i.e., achieving the objectives) and efficiency (i.e., achieving the results at least cost) of the system. Also, this module has enhanced critical thinking, analysis and creativity skills, with particular focus on the application of operations frameworks to specific business settings and identifying key levers to generate the expected level of performance.
“This module has demonstrated how understanding and mastering the relationships between these different areas will improve effectiveness and efficiency of the system”
Professor Dimitrios Andritsos is an associate professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at HEC Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Masters degree in Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. His research explores two broad themes: I) The operational implications of health policy design and II) How process design can be a driver of efficiency and innovation in healthcare delivery. Within this body of work, Dimitris has explored how macro-level factors such as competition between healthcare providers and micro-level factors such as process quality can impact the operation of healthcare delivery systems. Dimitris has published his work in leading management journals and has received recognition at various academic conferences abroad.
Participants couldn’t hide their enthusiasm for such an interesting module. The house building game and simulation game, real life examples and numerous activities done in teams created positive atmosphere with a lot of mutual learning.