Analyzing Operations in Business: Issues, Tools, and Techniques

Analyzing Operations in Business: Issues, Tools, and Techniques

by Michael R. Summers
     
 
The field of operations management is increasingly recognized as being crucial to the success of a company. The premise of this book is that learning specific analytical techniques can provide a deeper understanding of the problems in operations management than merely reading about these problems. The book is concise while still providing a broad discussion of the

Overview

The field of operations management is increasingly recognized as being crucial to the success of a company. The premise of this book is that learning specific analytical techniques can provide a deeper understanding of the problems in operations management than merely reading about these problems. The book is concise while still providing a broad discussion of the issues and details to learn these valuable tools.Each problem area is introduced with an overview of the issues that must be addressed and the array of tools available to analyze them. Next, detailed examples are presented. Through these examples, the ramifications of the various approaches and the tradeoffs that must be considered when choosing one approach over another are explored. The book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and business practitioners.

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Presents a theory of operations management designed to help organizations meet optimum performance levels, discussing the necessary blend of technical and behavioral knowledge required to put it into practice. Outlines concerns in terms of long-run decisions such as location and layout of facilities, "medium-run" decisions such as forecasting and aggregate planning, and short-run decisions such as inventory models, production scheduling, and quality control. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567201260
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1998
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.89(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL R. SUMMERS is Professor of Management Science at Pepperdine University. He is active in the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

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