Operations, Innovation and Organizational Configuration


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand key structural and infrastructural choices within the design of manufacturing and service systems
  • Explain of the role of technology in design of an operations strategy
  • Describe key organizational design options in connection with creating an effective organization
  • Understand key strategic choices and trade-offs within operations and innovation strategy design.


  • Evaluate the strategic role of operations and innovation for the value creation and competitiveness of the firm.
  • Analyze the role of technologies in the operations and innovation processes within the firm and conceive ways in which technologies can be applied in these processes.
  • Analyze an organizational context focusing on the alignment between the organizational configuration and key operations or innovation choices.


  • Conceive and design an operations and innovation strategy aligned with the organizational context for manufacturing and service organizations, which achieves strategic fit with business and market requirements
  • Conceive and design an operations and innovation strategy which makes use of technological opportunities and technologies

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum ยง17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examOperations, Innovation and Organizational Configuration
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKonfigurering af produktion, innovation og organisation
Module codeM-OME-K1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science