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Problem solvers and communicators gravitate to Operations and Technology Management

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Created on Friday, 24 February 2017| Written by Joseph Gallivan| 

New half-engineering, half-business degree at the University of Portland is a hit with local advanced manufacturers.


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A Mandelli machine at Boeing's plant in Gresham uses a robot to pluck the correct milling spindle and put them into place to fashion a wing component. Operations Technology Managers are increasingly neeed to mediate between the engineers who run such machines and write the software and the executives running the company.


To explain why the world needs Operations and Technology Management experts — a job halfway between techies and business types — Naveen Gudigantala tells an Apple story.

How much more would it cost Apple to assemble its iPhones in the U.S. as opposed to China?

The answer is just $4. The parts (the supply chain) come from all over the world, but they are put together in China because there is less risk there. If there were a sudden change, which country could adapt better?   See full article here:  http://bit.ly/2kV8DPW








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