Accelerate your Career with a Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing
The trend toward an integrated world economy and global competitive arena is forcing companies to develop strategies for designing products for a global market and maximizing the firm’s resources in producing them. Planning and operating in the global arena and the Internet era requires new management skills such as developing a truly global network of warehouses, distribution centres and consolidation points, optimizing multiple transport service types, and design information and communication systems that integrate the supply chain. This course is intended for students with strong interests in developing skills and knowledge within a global operations and logistics framework.
Course Leader: David Barrett, Ivey Business School, Western
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Dave Barrett is the Executive Director of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation (IICHI) and an Assistant Professor in the Richard Ivey School of Business at Wester University. Dr. Barrett has a diverse background in manufacturing, supply chain and high-performance team management. As a versatile, performance driven executive, he has 20 plus years of proven success delivering measurable results within large and small organizations. His experiences and strengths in operational process improvement, lean management, business development, inventory management, long-term strategic planning and leading implementation initiatives have been used to support improved operational efficiency, productivity, and profit margins to fuel organizational growth. Over his career he has demonstrated an ability to influence internally and externally diverse, cross-functional teams to achieve objectives and meet critical deadlines in fast-paced environments. Past engagement include (but are not limited to) work with Mondelez, Venture Steel, Cott, Pfizer, Kinetic Concepts, Bell, Sprint, August Storck, HSBC, Bombardier, Sol, Tufts Medical, and Granite City Electric. His distinct blend of academic training, high performance coaching and “boots-on-the-ground” experiences enable Dr. Barrett to lead discussions on a broad range of operations management topics.