GMS class can be summarized in what i wrote in this blog post title.
In my undergraduate i have a GSM class which is an abbreviation for global strategy management class, it is all about reading what other companies has been doing and how to put their decisions and business theme under this framework or that framework (you can name porter, ghemawat, norton, all which you can read in harvard business school). The class has been about analyzing the aspect of the global strategy of companies.
This semester, i learn GMS, abbreviation of global manufacturing strategy. In what i have remembered to have taken note in class, the class moved progressively through being global (analyzing everything from going to space, to the poor world and even go to war, our team choose to go to Indonesia :p ), Then suddenly on the second stage of presentation, i sensed a directional change of "strategical" theme, explaining the direction of what the team want to achieve out of the many options it has had from the first piles of information. Last but not least, the third row concluded with the "manufacturing" theme, going detail on how to make it happen, on the scaling, on the applicability, on the vision. All in all, i could not be more agree with other fellow friends who have posted before me. Supportive teacher (Thanks Mr. Ben), Direct-continuous feedback, Learning how to learn, Seeing the bigger picture, etc..... Simply put, the concept of learning from the many. I believe i now see the world in different scope. Special thanks to my team member too, three of us are exchange student, best wishes for them where ever they go to.