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Essentials of operations management

Essentials of operations management

Slack, Nigel; Johnston, Robert, 1953-; Brandon-Jones, Alistair

Essentials of Operations Management is a brand new concise version of the market-leading text Operations Management. It has been developed forstudents on short courses in operations management – for example, doing an initial course at undergraduate, postgraduate or post-experience level.  In these books the author team have set the standards in Operations Management which other textbooks seek to emulate: Expert authorship, an engaging writing style, and an interesting collection of cases combine to communicate the importance of managing operations and processes within a successful organisation

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Published Harlow, England; New York: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Nigel Slack, , Alistair Brandon-Jones, Robert Johnston
ISBN: 9780273752424
EAN: 9786613275608
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Description based on print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 328 p.) : ill
Other Number: 9786613275608
Subject: Production management.; Industrial management .; Manufacturing processes.

Contents

  1. 1 Operations management
  2. 2 Operations strategy
  3. 3 Social, environment and economic performance
  4. 4 The design of products and services
  5. 5 Process design
  6. 6 Location, layout and flow
  7. 7 Supply network management
  8. 8 Capacity management
  9. 9 Inventory planning and control
  10. 10 Planning and control
  11. 11 Lean synchronization
  12. 12 Quality management
  13. 13 Operations improvement
  14. Notes on chapters
  15. Index

Author note

Nigel Slack is the Professor of Operations Managment and Strategy at Warwick University. Previously he has been Professor of Manufacturing Strategy and Lucas Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Brunel University, a University Lecturer in Management Studies at Oxford University and Fellow in Operations Management at Templeton College, Oxford.

Alistair Brandon-Jones is a lecturer in Operations and Supply Management at the University of Bath, School of Management, and a visiting lecturer at Warwick Medical School. Previously, he was a Teaching Fellow at Warwick Business School and also worked in a number of logistics and retail roles. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and a Doctorate in Business from the University of Warwick and is widely published in leading operations and supply management journals.

Robert Johnston is a Professor of Operations Management at Warwick Business School and Associate Dean, responsible for finance and resources. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Service Industry Management and he also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Operations Management and the International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research.

 

Description

Essentials of Operations Management is a brand new concise version of the market-leading text Operations Management. It has been developed forstudents on short courses in operations management – for example, doing an initial course at undergraduate, postgraduate or post-experience level.  In these books the author team have set the standards in Operations Management which other textbooks seek to emulate: Expert authorship, an engaging writing style, and an interesting collection of cases combine to communicate the importance of managing operations and processes within a successful organisation.

Back cover copy

Operations management is critical to the success of all organisations, no matter how large or small. It enables them to provide services and products that we all need; it is central to changes in customer preference, networks of supply and demand, and developments in technology; and its responsibilities are financial and logistical, social and environmental. Whether at work or at home, we all experience and manage processes and operations…

 

Thousands of students worldwide have benefitted from the expert approach of the market-leading text Operations Management. The ‘grand master’ authors now transfer the same winning formula to this concise textbook, based on the bestselling Operations Management and particularly aimed at those studying just the essentials of operations management.

Focus on the sustainable and socially responsible imperatives of operations management.

Over 50 cases and illustrations of real-life operations around the world.

Greater emphasis on ‘process management’, making the discipline directly relevant to all areas of an organization’s activity.

Worked examples to give you confidence in applying qualitative and quantitative problem-solving techniques.

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