The programme equips participants with core knowledge of operational excellence, project management, supply chain management, innovation and change management. The skills needed for modern manufacturing have changed significantly over the past 30 years and this course will seek to address modern skills needs in business and operations management. The cross-enterprise skills requirements identified in a number of government reports are reflected in the design of module content and in the assessment of course material.
A number of individuals in a range of companies in the South East have been consulted and provided an input to this programme. These include Lake Region Medical, Teva, Genzyme, Eistech and Cartamundi. Graduates of this programme have initiated the development of a new business (Eistech) which has led to significant job creation in the South East. In particular executives from Lake Region Medical have been involved in co-delivering some of the modules on the programme.
The collaboration with Lake Region is mirrored by similar support from TEVA (Pharmachem) and DePuy (Johnson and Johnson) which is a medical device company.
All students attend the WIT Annual Lean Management Forum event which is organised for May of each academic year see link
Speakers have included executives from Toyota, Genzyme, Enterprise Ireland, Lake Region Medical and Cartamundi. The learning event also includes collaboration with the Irish Centre of Business Excellence and the South East Lean forum. The event is used to showcase the skills of students on business programmes in WIT.