Operations Management for MBAs / Edition 5

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Overview

Operations managers need aresource that will enhance their experiences with relevant examplesand discussions. This fourth edition arms them with the informationthey’ll need to succeed. The material has been completelyreorganized with a focus on the current thrusts of operationsmanagement: strategy, six sigma, lean, and supply chain management.Several case studies have been added to show how the concepts areapplied on the job. The pages are now in two colors to enhance theimages and exhibits integrated throughout the chapters. Inaddition, the heavier quantitative material is minimized to provideoperations managers with just the coverage needed and examples thatillustrate a particular concept.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118369975
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 445
  • Sales rank: 216,178
  • Product dimensions: 7.83 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


Jack Meredith is currently Professor of Management & Broyhill Distinguished Scholar & Chair in Operations at the Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Meredith's research has focused on the strategic and operational problems that managers face, particularly those concerning the management of advanced technology.  He received his BS and BSME at Oregon State University and his MBA and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Meredith has written eight books on operations management, project management and management science, including "Project Management" and "Operations Management for MBAs." He serves as outgoing editor in chief of the Journal of Operations Management. He received the school's inaugural Cowan Research Prize in 2002, the Academy of Management's 2003 Distinguished OM Scholar Award, and was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Nature of Operations 1
Ch. 2 Business Strategy and Global Competitiveness 20
Ch. 3 Quality Management 63
Ch. 4 Product/Service Design 99
Ch. 5 Transformation System Design 134
Ch. 6 Capacity and Location Planning 179
Ch. 7 Schedule Management 229
Ch. 8 Supply Chain Management 256
Ch. 8 Supplement: The Beer Game 281
Ch. 9 Inventory Management 285
Ch. 10 Material Requirements Planning 308
Ch. 11 Just-in-Time Systems 333
Ch. 12 Project Management 358
App. A 399
Index 401
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