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Digital Technologies and the Future of Manufacturing Specialization

Emerging Digital Technologies in Manufacturing. Learn about breakthrough digital technologies in manufacturing and the business value they deliver.
Digital technologies are fundamentally transforming every aspect of the value chain in manufacturing, logistics, and management consulting. In this course series, you’ll learn the basics behind some of these breakthrough technologies and their business applications, including improved productivity, quality, and cycle-time benefits within manufacturing and logistics. Challenges and risks for businesses will also be addressed.

The content presented in this series draws on a number of real-life interviews and case studies, and was created through a partnership with Siemens.

Applied Learning Project
The course projects are based on case studies of fictional companies facing manufacturing challenges or opportunities where digital technologies can be implemented as viable solutions. Learners will be asked to take on the role of a technology consultant, evaluate a company’s situation, and based on what they have learned about a particular technology topic, present recommendations to the company’s leadership for consideration. Given the business emphasis of the courses in the specialization, the project will challenge learners to consider the business value, risks, challenges, planning, and impact on employees when developing their recommendations.

Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 3 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner

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Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 3 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner