Today, manufacturing takes place in a constantly shifting global landscape. On the one hand companies are increasingly internationalising their operations by establishing design, manufacturing and distribution networks around the world. On the other hand global forces, including new trade agreements, emerging capabilities, technological developments and environmental concerns, necessitate constant re–examination of the firm’s international footprint. As a result, all aspects of operations management are undergoing change. Most fundamentally of all, the role of the operations manager is expanding onto a global scale. In five intensive days, Manufacturing in a Global Network programme systematically analyses the changing landscape and its implications for operations managers. Above all, it shows you how to harness the power of global manufacturing networks to create a formidable competitive weapon.