Service Operations Management: Improving Service Delivery / Edition 4

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Overview

This international market-leading book, aimed at both students and practising managers, provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to service operations management. Building on the basic principles of operations management, the authors examine the operations decisions that managers face in controlling their resources and delivering services to their customers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273740483
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Johnston is Professor of Operations Management at Warwick Business School.

Graham Clarkis Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Cranfield School of Management and Director of the Executive MBA Programme.

Michael Shulver is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Operations Management Group at Warwick Business School where he is the Academic Director of the School’s BSc in Management.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: INTRODUCTION

1 Introducing Service Operations Management

2 Understanding the Challenges for Operations Managers

Part 2: FRAME

3 Developing and Using the Service Concept

Part 3: CONNECT

4 Understanding Customers and Relationships

5 Managing Customer Expectations and Perceptions

6 Managing Supply Networks and Supplier Relationships

Part 4: DELIVER

7 Designing the Customer Experience

8 Designing the Service Process

9 Measuring, Controlling and Managing

10 Managing People

11 Managing Service Resources

Part 5: IMPROVE

12 Driving Continuous Improvement

13 Learning from Problems

14 Learning from Other Operations

Part 6: IMPLEMENT

15 Creating and Implementing the Strategy

16 Understanding and Influencing Culture

17 Building a World-class Service Organisation

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