Analyzing Operations in Business: Issues, Tools, and Techniques

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction to Operations Management
1
LongRun Decisions
17
Location of Facilities
19
Layout of Facilities
34
Process Planning and Job Design
49
Time Studies
62
MediumRun Decisions
77
Forecasting
79
Production Scheduling and Control
153
JustinTime Systems
168
Project Planning with PERT
175
Quality Control
191
Putting It All Together Developing WorldClass Operations
209
Areas under the Normal Curve
217
Cumulative Poisson Probabilities
219
Control Chart Factors
223

Aggregate Planning
97
ShortRun Decisions
111
Inventory Models for Independent Demand
113
Inventory Models for Dependent Demand
135

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Page 230 - May-June 1990. Gunn, Thomas G. Manufacturing for Competitive Advantage. Cambridge, Mass.: Ballinger Publishing Co., 1987. Johnson, D. "The Building Blocks of CIM," Manufacturing Systems, February 1988.

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About the author (1998)

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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