Design of operations management internships across organizations - learning OM by doing OM

Marc Wouters, K.H. van Donselaar

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    Abstract

    To teach operations management (OM), we had students work full time in companies, analyzing problems and developing solutions. Fifteen students worked in different companies but onrelated OM topics, and we created many opportunities for them to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences. We organized the project around supply chains in the electrical installation industry and in the pharmaceutical industry and involved manufacturers, wholesalers, and installers orpharmacists. It was important to keep the complexity of the analyses manageable, to stimulate information exchange between the companies, and to separate analysis from negotiation over the sharing of benefits. The Supply-Chain Logistics and Information Management (SLIM) project was valuable for students and for university staff, and it helped the companies to develop and implement improvements in their supply chains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-93
    Number of pages13
    JournalInterfaces
    Volume30
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • METIS-124095

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