Operations Management: WITH Quantitative Analysis in Operations Management AND Companion Website with Gradetracker Student Access Card: Operations Management

by: Nigel Slack - Stuart Chambers - Robert Johnston - Alistair Brandon-Jones

Operations Management: WITH Quantitative Analysis in Operations Management AND Companion Website with Gradetracker Student Access Card: Operations Management
Author: Nigel Slack, Stuart Chambers, Robert Johnston, Alistair Brandon-Jones

Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall

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Publication date: 07 August 2008 (REV)

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ISBN: 1408215373 ISBN 13: 9781408215371 This product is replaced by a new edition: Operations Management: AND MyOMLab (2009)

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How does an organisation ...*create and deliver products at lower cost and with higher revenue? *meet the challenges posed by changes in customer preferences, internet-based technologies and global supply networks? *promote creativity, manage knowledge and innovation, and encourage social responsibility in finding solutions to those challenges? The answer is through effective operations management. Managing operations is important, exciting and challenging, and it's central to successful organisational performance. In this market-leading text, Slack, Chambers and Johnston bring to life their comprehensive, practical and strategic view of operations management with over 100 contemporary and international examples of operations in practice, as well as providing critical commentaries on areas of academic contention and professional debate. Tracking the latest developments in the field, the fifth edition of Operations Management examines issues such as: *Supply-chain planning that enables the fast fashion' Zara, H&M and Benetton *How information technology helped the city of New Orleans in recovering from Hurricane Katrina *The outsourcing of laptop manufacturing by Apple, Dell and Sony *The greening' of operations in Hewlett Packard's recycling programme Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Financial Times Prentice Hall

Edition details 5th Revised edition

City: Harlow

Edition: REV

More info: height 264 mm width 196 mm weight 1780 gr thickness 36 mm

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Age recommended: Professional and scholarly

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 658.5

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Summary Operations Management: WITH Quantitative Analysis in Operations Management AND Companion Website with Gradetracker Student Access Card: Operations Management Contents Guide to operations in action', examples, short cases and case studies Guided tour of the book Guided tour of the online resources Preface How to use this book About the authors Acknowledgements Part One INTRODUCTION 1. Operations management Introduction What is operations management? Operations management is about managing processes Operations processes have different characteristics The activities of operations management The model of operations management Summary answers to key questions Case study: Design house partnerships at Concept Design Services Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 2. The strategic role and objectives of operations Introduction The role of the operations function Operations performance objectives The quality objective The speed objective The dependability objective The flexibility objective The cost objective The polar representation of performance objectives Summary answers to key questions Case study: Operations objectives at the Penang Mutiara Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 3. Operations strategy Introduction What is strategy and what is operations strategy? The top-down' perspective The bottom-up' perspective The market requirements perspective The operations resource perspective The process of operations strategy Summary answers to key questions Case study: Long Ridge Gliding Club Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Part Two DESIGN 4. Process design Introduction The design activity Process types -- the volume variety effect on process design Detailed processes design The effect of process variability Summary answers to key questions Case study: The Central Evaluation Unit. Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 5. The design of products and services Introduction Why is good design important? Concept generation Concept screening Preliminary design Design evaluation and improvement Prototyping and final design The benefits of interactive design Summary answers to key questions Case study: Chatsworth House - the adventure playground decision Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 6. Supply network design Introduction The network perspective Configuring the network supply The location of capacity Long-term capacity management Summary answers to key questions Case study: Delta Synthetic Fibres Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Supplement to Chapter 6 Forecasting Introduction Forecasting knowing the options In essence forecasting is simple Approaches to forecasting 7. Layout and flow Introduction What is layout? The basic layout types Detailed design of the layout Summary answers to key questions Case study: Weldon Hand Tools Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 8. Process technology Introduction What is process technology? Materials-processing technology Information-processing technology Customer-processing technology Process technology should reflect volume and variety Choice of technology Summary answers to key questions Case study: Rochem Ltd Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 9. Job design and work organization Introduction What is job design? Designing environmental conditions ergonomics Designing the human interface ergonomic workplace design Designing task allocation the division of labour Designing job methods scientific management Work measurement in job design Designing for job commitment behavioural approaches to job design Summary answers to key questions Case study: South West Cross Bank Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Part Three PLANNING AND CONTROL 10. The nature of planning and control Introduction What is planning and control? The nature of supply and demand Planning and control activities Summary answers to key questions Case study: Air traffic control: a world class juggling act Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 11. Capacity planning and control Introduction What is capacity? Planning and controlling capacity Measuring demand and capacity The alternative capacity plans Choosing a capacity planning and control approach Capacity planning as a queuing problem Summary answers to key questions Case study: Holly Farm Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Supplement to Chapter 11: Analytical queuing models Notation Variability Types of queuing system 12. Inventory planning and control Introduction What is inventory? The volume decision how much to order? The volume decision when to place an order? Inventory analysis and control systems Summary answers to key questions Case study: Trans-European Plastics Problems Study activities 13. Supply chain planning and control Introduction What is supply chain management? The activities of supply chain management Types of relationships in supply chains Supply chain behaviour Summary answers to key questions Case study: Supplying fast fashion Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 14. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Introduction What is ERP? Materials requirement planning (MRP) Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) Enterpriseresource planning (ERP) Web-integrated ERP Summary answers to key questions Case study: Psycho Sports Ltd Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 15. Lean operations and JIT Introduction What is lean and just-in-time? The lean philosophy JIT techniques JIT planning and control JIT in service operations JIT and MRP Summary answers to key questions Case study: Boys and Boden Useful Introduction What is a project? Successful project management The project planning and control process Network planning Summary answers to key questions Case study: United Photonics Malaysia Sdn Bhd Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 17. Quality planning and control Introduction What is quality and why is it so important Conformance to specification Statistical process control (SPC) Process control, learning and knowledge Acceptance sampling Summary answers to key questions Case study: Turnround at the Preston plant Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Part Four IMPROVEMENTImprovement priorit Summary answers to key questions Case study: Geneva Construction and Risk Appendix: Extract from What is Six Sigma and how might it be applied in GCR?' Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 19. Failure prevention and recovery Introduction Operations failure Failure detection and analysis Improving process reliability Recovery Summary answers to key questions Case study: The Chernobyl failure Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites 20. Total quality management Introduction TQM and the management of improvement What is TQM? Implementing TQM improvement programmes Quality awards Summary answers to key questions Case study: The Waterlander Hotel Problems Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Part Five THE OPERATIONS CHALLENGE 21. The operations challenge Introduction Why challenges? Globalization Corporate social responsibility Environmental responsibility Technology Knowledge management Summary answers to key questions Case study: CSR as it is presented Study activities Notes on chapter Selected further reading Useful websites Glossary Index Top page

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