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UE Foresight and Strategy - WGU2STR7

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  • Volumes horaires

    • CM : 13.5
    • TD : 40.5
    • TP : -
    • Projet : -
    • Stage : -
    • DS : -
    Crédits ECTS : 6.0
  • Responsables : Bernard RUFFIEUX


Issue: Understanding Opportunities and Challenges of the Industry of the Future … for Competitive Firms Design
In 2050, Manufacturing will look very different from today. Key words are faster, responsive, clean and green, close to customers, interconnected, smart. Firms will adapt a massive flow of new technologies: both digital and physical.
As in the past, this 4th Industrial Revolution will shift the role and place of the industry in society, it will generate new business models, new forms of firm organizations and value chains, new sources of value. For successful firms, strategic choices will be crucial.
This course is designed to help students forecasting the future, and acquiring the skills to develop strategic choices in the coming environment. A good strategy traces the paths to innovation: products, processes, organizations, value chains.


. 3 Classes of 3 Hours each (First, Second, and Last): 8:00am-11:00am
. 11 Classes of 4 ½ Hours each, 8:00am-12:30pm

List of 11 themes (Part II)
I. Final Products 1. Individualization
II. Final Product 2. Interconnection, Ecosystem
III. Final Product 3. Matching (Including C2C)
IV. Value Chain 1. Vertical Relations
V. Value Chain 2. Externalities, Ecosystem
VI. Value Chain 3. Capturing Value and Leadership
VII. Value Chain 4. Standards, Norms, and Interoperability
VIII. New Production Process 1. The Future of Work
IX. New Production Process 2. Explore and Exploit, Complexity in Dynamics
X. New Production Process 3. Disruption and Continuity, Innovation and Growth
XI. Macro Issues and Politics

Standard Sequence of a Class
Part I. Medley
. A Technology of the future (students first, with a connected product using the techno)
Origin and Nature, Potential applications, link to other technologies, actors
. A Product (precise)
Presentation, Interest
. A “Global Player” case: Product & Value Chain (students first)
A Value proposition, a Business Model, a Value Chain, a Strategy
. A Book (students first)
Author, Idea(s), Interest for IEM, critic,
. Methods for Forecast and Strategy (profs first)
A Tool for IEM
. A concept or a political issue
Cf. List. Definition, Origin, Applications
Cf. List. Who? Do What? Why? How?

Part II. Theme of the Week
. Profs
. Roundtable with industry’s student groups

Part III. Industry of the Week
. One group of students present their industry’s case and two companies cases


Microeconomics, organisation and basic management are welcomed but not compulsory

Contrôles des connaissances

Each student: Will acquires methods, concepts and analytical tools for Foresight and Strategy; Will be immersed in the future of a chosen industry, a chosen country, a chosen technology, a chosen company and share his vision with the group; Will Realize Case Studies and Innovate in a Project.

N1 = CC70% + EXAM 30%

N2 : Written

L'examen existe uniquement en anglais FR


Le cours est programmé dans ces filières :

  • Cursus ingénieur - Master 2 GI GO - Semestre 9 (ce cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN)
  • Cursus ingénieur - Ingénieur IdP - Semestre 9 (ce cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN)
  • Cursus ingénieur - Master 2 GI II - Semestre 9 (ce cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN)
  • Cursus ingénieur - Master GI SIE - Semestre 9 (ce cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN)
  • Cursus ingénieur - Master 2 GI DP - Semestre 9 (ce cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN)
  • Cursus ingénieur - Ingénieur ICL - Semestre 9 (ce cours est donné uniquement en anglais EN)
cf. l'emploi du temps 2020/2021

Informations complémentaires

Code de l'enseignement : WGU2STR7
Langue(s) d'enseignement : FR

Vous pouvez retrouver ce cours dans la liste de tous les cours.


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