A Day in the Life of MIKE F., Manager, global production system for one of 13 businesses owned by one of the world’s largest manufacturers.
MBA GENERAL MANAGEMENT/STRATEGY
What I Do
I am responsible for leading improvements in the global parts division of a world leader in diagnostic imaging technology (X-ray, CAT scan, MRI, etc.). When one of these machines is inoperable, lives might hang in the balance. There are some very interesting online MBA programs today, so giving up your job for some time to get your MBA is not needed at all.
The global parts division is responsible for delivering very expensive parts anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice. To this end, there are 80 warehouses around the globe that try to stock the right parts and receive the old, worn-out parts to assess whether they can be repaired economically.
Right now, too many mistakes are being made and the system is inefficient (in fact, it would be great if we didn’t have to stock any parts at all).