I enjoyed my operations class this quarter because the professor was fun and engaging, and I finally had the chance to be in a full, real class with the rest of my section.
While most of my operations classes at Stanford focused on theory, such as around production systems design and supply chain management, this was a general course on operations management -- putting into practice through cases various higher level operations analysis techniques.
A lot of this wasn't new to me, but it was nice to see it in a different context and more from the perspective of a general manager. The objective of the class was to teach us how to use operations in an organization as a competitive "weapon" and not as a burden or friction to minimize.
Below are my biggest takeaways from the course.