Excellence in Operations Initiative
Promoting knowledge to improve operations and technology
In Spain, knowledge is highly fragmented and atomized between individuals and industries. The average number of workers per company is below the European average; that is, business fractionation is greater than in most European countries, only ahead of Ireland, Italy and Greece.
The Excellence in Operations Initiative (INEO) is aimed at facilitating the generation of economies of scale in the knowledge of the management of operations and technology in Spanish companies. This will be achieved through the exchange of experiences and knowledge of operations in service sector and industrial companies, as well as through the interaction between the academic and business worlds, facilitating the identification of lines of research.
IESE responds to the demand of certain industrial sectors with management programs that address specific challenges. These programs allow professionals to interact with peers, gain new points of view and share ideas.
Centers & Chairs
You will find the most recent publications of the professors of the department of Operations, Information and Technology, including scientific articles, studies, teaching material (such as cases and technical notes) and other informative content (such as opinion pieces, interviews and videos), in the IESE Insight portal.
Activities 2021-22 Academic Year
The session is organized into two blocks:
- Presentation of the basic characteristics of 5G technology and a session outlining examples of concluded and ongoing pilot applications, led by José Antonio Legazpe, Innovation Manager at Cellnex Spain.
- Discussion on where those attending see potential for the application of technology and what challenges could be tackled, moderated by Prof. Eduard Calvo.
This online event will be structured into three sessions, Jan. 25, 26 & 27, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. On January 25 and 26 there will be a presentation of six case studies (three each day) focusing on companies implementing excellent operations practices in the view of the business schools from each country taking part in the selection. On January 27, the seventh company will be presented, the winner of the IEA, chosen by a jury consisting of representatives from all the schools.
Jeanología manufactures machinery for textile sector processes, with a well-deserved reputation for ensuring drastic reductions in its environmental impact. The company has also set itself a “mission zero” target which seeks to eliminate water, energy, toxic chemicals and waste from the production process of 100% of the five billion pairs of jeans that will be manufactured worldwide in 2025.
A discussion of “Henkel: The Journey toward Digital Transformation.” led by Prof. Joan Jané of IESE’s Department of Operations. A Visit to Henkel’s plant in Montornés del Vallés, Barcelona, which was recently named as a “Lighthouse Factory” by the World Economic Forum. The possibility of running an Industrial Challenge with Henkel is also being considered.