From my experience there are two areas in which strategic thinking amongst the operations is most effective; the scope of the business and the rules to win. Discuss the scope of the business and what it means to the ops team, and discuss the rules to win for the organisation and what these mean to the ops team.
Out of these two discussions, the executives will learn the perspectives of the operations and their impact on achieving strategic objectives. And the operations will actively engage in strategic thinking.
As a result of these inclusive conversations the organisation will more likely achieve its strategic objectives.