A Weekly Self-Paced Course from July 5th through September 30th, 2021.

The Science of Operations Applied in Industry enables participants to leverage the science of operations to develop and execute strategy in manufacturing and service organizations with the goal of increasing profits, return on assets, and customer service. The course will focus on the concepts and methods necessary to direct and control the "transformation process" of resources into goods and services—within an integrated framework/model of the firm based on the science of operations. The course fee is $2,000 for individual registrants. You will receive access to the self-paced course material, including readings, video lectures, class discussions, cases, and in-class exercises. Individual registrants can register through the below link. Please contact Jeff Bell if you're interested in registering a group. Here is a sneak peek (pdf) of this course's content.


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Course Instructors

Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell is the co-author of the McGraw-Hill book, Factory Physics for Managers: How Leaders Improve Performance in a Post-Lean Six Sigma World. He teaches as a Clinical Professor of Operations at Dominican University. In addition to teaching, he is the Managing Partner of Arc Precision, an ISO 134845 and FDA-Registered supplier of precision machined components and assemblies to the medical device industry. His deep experience in operations across multiple industries includes his work with Factory Physics Inc., Emerson Electric, and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. He has a B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University as well as an M. Eng. and MBA from Northwestern University (McCormick School of Engineering and Kellogg School of Management).

Bill Fierle

Bill Fierle teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Operations in Dominican University's Executive Education Programs. In addition to teaching, he is the Chief Operating Officer at Conax Technologies, an AS9100 registered supplier of highly engineered products for the aerospace, power generation, semiconductor, and general industrial markets. His general management experience at Emerson Electric included full P&L responsibilities of multiple businesses with both domestic and international operations. He has a B.A. in economics from Adrian College as well as an M. Eng. and MBA from Northwestern University (McCormick School of Engineering and Kellogg School of Management).

About the Brennan School of Business

Established in 1977, the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University was named in honor of Edward and Lois Brennan in 2006. Today the school is one of the leading small school providers of management education in the Chicago metropolitan area. More than 500 students pursue degrees and certificates in the fields of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, and marketing. The student body is diverse in terms of both business experience and cultural backgrounds. The Brennan School of Business is accredited by AACSB, a distinction held by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.