Essentials of Operations Management

Series
Pearson
Author
Nigel Slack / Alistair Brandon-Jones  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
July 2018
ISBN13
9781292238845
ISBN
1292238844
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Description

Based on the market-leading Operations Management text, this is the ideal book for those wanting a more concise introduction to the subject, focusing on essential core topics, without compromising on the authoritative, clear and highly practical approach that has become the trademark of the authors.  

Revised and updated to reflect the ever-changing world of operations management, the book is rooted in real-life practice with a wealth of examples and case studies from different sectors and industries around the world.

 

MyLab Operations Management not included. Students, if MyLab Operations Management is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Operations Management should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

New to this Edition

·    Thoroughly revised and updated, addressing new developments and trends in operations management.

·    New chapter on project management.

·    Model answers to the ‘Problems and applications’ exercises at the end of each chapter are available for lecturers via the lecturer resource centre, to help support your teaching. In addition, answers to the first question in each chapter are included in the companion student website.

Table of Contents

1. Operations management and performance

2. Operations strategy

3. Product and service innovation

4. Process design – resources

5. Process design – analysis

6. Supply chain management

7. Capacity management

8. Inventory management

9. Resource planning and control

10.   Lean operations

11.   Operations improvement

12.   Quality management

13.   Project management

Back Cover

Operations may not run the world, but they make the world run

 

There has never been a more exciting time to study operations management. Fast, frequent and fundamental changes to the way goods and services are produced and delivered present both new opportunities and challenges for the business world. Operations management is critical to the success and survival of organizations everywhere, no matter how large or small.

 

Essentials of Operations Management is the ideal text for those wanting a concise introduction to the subject. Based on Slack and Brandon-Jones’ leading Operations Management, it focuses on essential core topics, without compromising the authoritative, clear and highly practical approach that has become the trademark of the authors.  

 

Key features:

 

o   Revised and updated to reflect the ever-changing world of operations management

o   Illustrations-based - rooted in real-life practice with a wealth of examples showing ‘Operations in Practice’ from a variety of businesses and organizations globally

o   Problems and applications – practical exercises at the end of each chapter allow you to reflect on what you have learnt and test your understanding

o   Balanced approach – drawing on a wide array of examples from organizations in different sectors and industries from around the globe.


Undergraduates on business studies, technical or joint degrees, as well as MBA and postgraduate students will all find this an invaluable resource to support their studies.

 

Nigel Slack is an Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Warwick University, an Honorary Professor at Bath University and an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, Oxford University. 

Alistair Brandon-Jones is a Full Chaired Professor in Operations and Supply Management at the University of Bath, and an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School.