Essential Guide to Operations Management

Essential Guide to Operations Management

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This book is a novel treatment of Operations Management. It takes a fresh insight to this increasingly important topic, exploring fundamental principles equally applicable to service and manufacturing situations. The book adapts a strategic stance by providing a framework for effective decision making and is aimed at practising managers who need to design working processes, manage change and make decisions within a strategic framework. The framework and supporting case vignettes allow the practitioner to grasp essential concepts quickly in a range of different operational contexts. a€œBamford and Forrester have done an excellent job in creating a concise, salient, and appealing approach - they have captured the essential elements of designing processes, products and work organizations; exploring approaches to operations planning and control; managing change through effective project management and technology transfer; and then managing quality and improvement strategiesa€. Professor Rob Handfield, Professor of Supply Chain Management North Carolina State University, USA a€œThis is an excellent concise text that introduces students to all of the key areas - ita€™s an invaluable aid for students in understanding all of the major aspects of operations and their importance to the success of businessesa€. Professor Steve Brown, Professor of Management University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter, UK a€œFor todaya€™s or tomorrowa€™s business leaders this text has well structured invaluable content ready for immediate adoption. Follow the guide, put it into practice, and the rewards will followa€. Mr Vernon Barker, Managing Director First TransPennine Express, First Group Plc, UK a€œThis book combines technical theory a€˜book smartsa€™ with real life experience a€˜street smartsa€™ in a flowing reada€. Mr Stephen Oliver, Vice President Marketing a Sales Vicor Corporation, Boston, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc (General Motors Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation). ... Fall, 41a€“52. a€c Lodge, A. and Bamford, D. (2008) Using lean techniques 118 Essential Guide to Operations Management.

Title:Essential Guide to Operations Management
Author:David Bamford, Paul Forrester
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-02-09


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