Operations Management For Dummies

Operations Management For Dummies
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Author: Mary Ann Anderson,Edward J. Anderson,Geoffrey Parker
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781118551073
Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Score your highest in Operations Management Operations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most undergraduate business majors and MBA candidates. Now, Operations Management For Dummies serves as an extremely resourceful aid for this difficult subject. Tracks to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy, and covers topics such as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance and efficiency, materials management and product development, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new, improved processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs of projects. Clearly organizes and explains complex topics Serves as an supplement to your Operations Management textbooks Helps you score your highest in your Operations Management course Whether your aim is to earn an undergraduate degree in business or an MBA, Operations Management For Dummies is indispensable supplemental reading for your operations management course.

Strategic Operations Management

Strategic Operations Management
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Author: Steve Brown,Richard Lamming,John Bessant,Peter Jones
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9781136362309
Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a substantial new edition of a successful textbook which continues to have a sensible and 'easy to read' style. Each Chapter has a past/present/future theme with a real strategic approach. Strategic Operations Managment shows operations as combining products and services into a complete offer for the customer. Services are therefore seen as key and are integrated throughout the material in each chapter. Manufacturing, service supply and other key factors are all shown to be in place. In an era where companies are fond of talking about core competences but still struggle to understand their operations, this is an important for academics and practitioners alike. Only when managers understand their operations will they be able to leverage them into any sort of capabilities that will lead to competitive advantage. Online tutor resource materials accompany the book.

Operations Management

Operations Management
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Author: Michael A. Lewis
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781351034968
Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Operations Management (OM) is a multi-faceted blend of myriad academic andpractical disciplines – from engineering and economics via mathematics and marketing, to systems and psychology. To capture the state of the art, the bookreviews contemporary and classic scholarship in one of the oldest business and management disciplines. To offer the reader a thought-provoking point of entry into the selected sources, the book curates its content as an imaginary exhibit, eachchapter a thematic OM ‘gallery’ (process; planning and control; people; strategy and measurement; technology) introduced by a description of some extraordinary artefacts, paintings, sculptures and architecture. The content has been curated around three principles intended to benefit the casual reader and both new and established OM scholars. First, it incorporates works that build on, or help to distinguish, fundamental tenets from more transitory fads. Second, the text makes significant efforts to try and balance the gravitational pull of the factory, (even though this may not offer an accurate representation of the majority of the field) and third, to try to keep managerial rather than technical/ analytical concerns to the fore. This concise book provides a useful overview of current and classic OM research. Written by a leading authority, it is intended to be a valuable and engaging resource for both students and scholars of business.

Operations Management

Operations Management
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Author: R. Dan Reid,Nada R. Sanders
Pages: 720
ISBN: 1118122674
Release: 2012-10-15
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the 5th Edition of Operations Management, Dan Reid and Nada Sanders have strengthened their commitment to improve the teaching and learning experience in the introductory operations management course. The text provides a solid foundation of Operations Management with clear, guided instruction and a balance between quantitative and qualitative concepts. Through an integrated approach, the authors illustrate how all business students will interact with Operations Management in future careers. And, with increased support for students through new pedagogy, worked out examples and WileyPLUS, the 5th Edition provides the help students need to complete the course with greater success. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.

Strategic Operations Management

Strategic Operations Management
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Author: Steve Brown
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780750663199
Release: 2005
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a substantial new edition of a successful textbook which continues to have a sensible and 'easy to read' style. Each Chapter has a past/present/future theme with a real strategic approach. Strategic Operations Managment shows operations as combining products and services into a complete offer for the customer. Services are therefore seen as key and are integrated throughout the material in each chapter. Manufacturing, service supply and other key factors are all shown to be in place. In an era where companies are fond of talking about core competences but still struggle to understand their operations, this is an important for academics and practitioners alike. Only when managers understand their operations will they be able to leverage them into any sort of capabilities that will lead to competitive advantage. Online tutor resource materials accompany the book. * Well-received and innovative strategic operations management text with new cutting-edge material that really does have a strategic emphasis. * Integrated services ops man material, new issues explored, new cases and up-dated. * No other book covers such a range of topics - including operations, innovation, supply, services - in such depth by one of the strongest team of internationally renowned authors in POM * TRP and web material available

Operations Management Policy Practice and Performance Improvement

Operations Management  Policy  Practice and Performance Improvement
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Author: Steve Brown,Kate Blackmon,Paul Cousins,Harvey Maylor
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9781136375477
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Operations Management: policy, practices, performance improvement' is the latest state-of-the-art approach to operations management. It provides new cutting edge input into operations management theory and practice that cannot be found in any other text. Discussing both strategic and tactical inputs it combines and balances service and manufacturing operations. * Cutting edge techniques accompanied by brand new case studies * Challenges standard approaches * Comprehensive coverage of strategic supply management * Critical sample questions to aid discussion * Reading lists and articles to support learning * Additional lecturer support material This outstanding author team is from the Operations Management Group at the University of Bath. Their expertise and knowledge is apparent in the text, and they bring to it their original research and experience in the field of operations management.

The Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management

The Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management
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Author: Martin K. Starr,Sushil K. Gupta
Pages: 712
ISBN: 9781317419235
Release: 2017-03-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This remarkable volume highlights the importance of Production and Operations Management (POM) as a field of study and research contributing to substantial business and social growth. The editors emphasize how POM works with a range of systems—agriculture, disaster management, e-commerce, healthcare, hospitality, military systems, not-for-profit, retail, sports, sustainability, telecommunications, and transport—and how it contributes to the growth of each. Martin K. Starr and Sushil K. Gupta gather an international team of experts to provide researchers and students with a panoramic vision of the field. Divided into eight parts, the book presents the history of POM, and establishes the foundation upon which POM has been built while also revisiting and revitalizing topics that have long been essential. It examines the significance of processes and projects to the fundamental growth of the POM field. Critical emerging themes and new research are examined with open minds and this is followed by opportunities to interface with other business functions. Finally, the next era is discussed in ways that combine practical skill with philosophy in its analysis of POM, including traditional and nontraditional applications, before concluding with the editors’ thoughts on the future of the discipline. Students of POM will find this a comprehensive, definitive resource on the state of the discipline and its future directions.

Operations Management for Business Excellence

Operations Management for Business Excellence
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Author: David Gardiner,Hendrik Reefke
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9780429643880
Release: 2019-10-28
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All businesses strive for excellence in today’s technology-based environment in which customers want solutions at the touch of a button. This highly regarded textbook provides in-depth coverage of the principles of operations and supply chain management and explains how to design, implement, and maintain processes for sustainable competitive advantage. This text offers a unique combination of theory and practice with a strategic, results-driven approach. Now in its fourth edition, Operations Management for Business Excellence has been updated to reflect major advances and future trends in supply chain management. A new chapter on advanced supply chain concepts covers novel logistics technology, information systems, customer proximity, sustainability, and the use of multiple sales channels. As a platform for discussion, the exploration of future trends includes self-driving vehicles, automation and robotics, and omnichannel retailing. Features include: A host of international case studies and examples to demonstrate how theory translates to practice, including Airbus, Hewlett Packard, Puma, and Toyota. A consistent structure to aid learning and retention: Each chapter begins with a detailed set of learning objectives and finishes with a chapter summary, a set of discussion questions and a list of key terms. Fully comprehensive with an emphasis on the practical, this textbook should be core reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of operations management and supply chain management. It would also appeal to executives who desire an understanding of how to achieve and maintain ‘excellence’ in business. Online resources include lecture slides, a glossary, test questions, downloadable figures, and a bonus chapter on project management.

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Author: William J. Stevenson
Pages: 903
ISBN: 0073041912
Release: 2007
Editor: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Features the latest concepts and applications while not losing focus on the core concepts that has made this text a market leader. This approachable text supports students in applying concepts and methods by providing solved problems, examples, questions, practice problems, and cases.

Security Operations Management

Security Operations Management
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Author: Robert McCrie
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0080469493
Release: 2011-03-31
Editor: Elsevier

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The second edition of Security Operations Management continues as the seminal reference on corporate security management operations. Revised and updated, topics covered in depth include: access control, selling the security budget upgrades to senior management, the evolution of security standards since 9/11, designing buildings to be safer from terrorism, improving relations between the public and private sectors, enhancing security measures during acute emergencies, and, finally, the increased security issues surrounding the threats of terrorism and cybercrime. An ideal reference for the professional, as well as a valuable teaching tool for the security student, the book includes discussion questions and a glossary of common security terms. Additionally, a brand new appendix contains contact information for academic, trade, and professional security organizations. * Fresh coverage of both the business and technical sides of security for the current corporate environment * Strategies for outsourcing security services and systems * Brand new appendix with contact information for trade, professional, and academic security organizations

Operations Management

Operations Management
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Author: Kostas N. Dervitsiotis
Pages: 771
ISBN: STANFORD:36105030226679
Release: 1981
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies

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Public Service Operations Management

Public Service Operations Management
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Author: Zoe J. Radnor,Nicola Bateman,Ann Esain,Maneesh Kumar,Sharon J. Williams,David M. Upton
Pages: 462
ISBN: 9781317602958
Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do policy makers and managers square the circle of increasing demand and expectations for the delivery and quality of services against a backdrop of reduced public funding from government and philanthropists? Leaders, executives and managers are increasingly focusing on service operations improvement. In terms of research, public services are immature within the discipline of operations management, and existing knowledge is limited to government departments and large bureaucratic institutions. Drawing on a range of theory and frameworks, this book develops the research agenda, and knowledge and understanding in public service operations management, addressing the most pressing dilemmas faced by leaders, executives and operations managers in the public services environment. It offers a new empirical analysis of the impact of contextual factors, including the migration of planning systems founded on MRP/ERP and the adoption of industrial based improvement practices such as TQM, lean thinking and Six Sigma. This will be of interest to researchers, educators and advanced students in public management, service operations management, health service management and public policy studies.

Manager s Guide to Operations Management

Manager s Guide to Operations Management
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Author: John Kamauff
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780071713184
Release: 2009-10-09
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The secrets to improving operations while maintaining the highest quality How do you operate at maximum efficiency with minimum cost? Manager’s Guide to Operations Management addresses one of the most pressing business issues of our time by offering easy-toimplement advice on creating the most effective, streamlined operations possible. This quick-reference guide explains how to: Improve your production processes Boost quality using the Six Sigma approach Manage supply chains and inventory Forecast, plan, and schedule efficiently With Manager’s Guide to Operations Management, you have the tools you need to ensure a smooth, steady work flow while producing products and services of the highest quality—the secret to business success.

Production and operations management

Production and operations management
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Author: Chary
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0070091536
Release: 2009
Editor: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

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Operations Management

Operations Management
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Author: Mike Pycraft
Pages: 829
ISBN: 1868910709
Release: 2000
Editor: Pearson South Africa

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Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management

Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management
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Author: Vecchi, Alessandra
Pages: 443
ISBN: 9781522518662
Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fashion has been steadily moving from the brick and mortar to the digital market. As such, it is increasingly vital to research new methods that will help businesses to grow and succeed in this new sphere. Advanced Fashion Technology and Operations Management is a pivotal reference source for the latest development management strategies, fashion marketing, international business, and fashion entrepreneurship. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as online shopping behavior, digital fashion, and e-commerce, this book is ideally designed for professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and researchers.

Essential Operations Management

Essential Operations Management
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Author: Alex Hill,Terry Hill
Pages: 383
ISBN: 1137526564
Release: 2017-11-22
Editor: Red Globe Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The second edition of this innovative core textbook spans the service and manufacturing sectors, equipping readers to grasp and overcome the core challenges faced in planning, designing and implementing operations. The prestigious and well-respected author team takes a ‘tasks and challenges’ approach that marries theory to their extensive practical experience of running operations in high-profile business settings while reflecting their clear vision and personal philosophy of operations management. Packed with engaging learning features that truly bring the subject to life, the text provides a concise and real-world orientated look at the key parts of an operations manager’s job. This textbook is an ideal course text for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking a module in operations management or manufacturing/services operations.

Operations Management

Operations Management
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Author: Andrew Greasley
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781849202374
Release: 2007-12-12
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The SAGE Course Companion on Operations Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an operations manager but also to think about the subject critically.

Public Service Operations Management

Public Service Operations Management
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Author: Zoe J. Radnor,Nicola Bateman,Ann Esain,Maneesh Kumar,Sharon J. Williams,David M. Upton
Pages: 462
ISBN: 9781317602941
Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do policy makers and managers square the circle of increasing demand and expectations for the delivery and quality of services against a backdrop of reduced public funding from government and philanthropists? Leaders, executives and managers are increasingly focusing on service operations improvement. In terms of research, public services are immature within the discipline of operations management, and existing knowledge is limited to government departments and large bureaucratic institutions. Drawing on a range of theory and frameworks, this book develops the research agenda, and knowledge and understanding in public service operations management, addressing the most pressing dilemmas faced by leaders, executives and operations managers in the public services environment. It offers a new empirical analysis of the impact of contextual factors, including the migration of planning systems founded on MRP/ERP and the adoption of industrial based improvement practices such as TQM, lean thinking and Six Sigma. This will be of interest to researchers, educators and advanced students in public management, service operations management, health service management and public policy studies.

Service Operations Management eBook o4

Service Operations Management eBook o4
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Author: Robert Johnston,Graham Clark
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9780273740490
Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This international market-leading book, aimed at both students and practising managers, provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to service operations management. Building on the basic principles of operations management, the authors examine the operations decisions that managers face in controlling their resources and delivering services to their customers.