Operations Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Volume 4

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Michael Lewis, Nigel Slack
Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
Describes the key concepts of operations management, covering such topics as planning and control, the role of technology, and "just-in-time" techniques.
 

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Contents

supply chain management an analytical framework for critical literature review
3
The bullwhip effect in supply chains
37
Information distortion in a supply chain the bullwhip effect
52
What is the right supply chain for your product?
73
Interfirm networks antecedents mechanisms and forms
89
Making the most of foreign factories
123
Strategies for globalizing service operations
143
Strategic alliance structuring a game theoretic and transaction cost examination of interfirm cooperation
160
Alternative perspectives
329
Against lean production
331
A comparison of the American System of Manufactures circa 1850 with Just In Time methods
367
Looking ahead by looking back swift even flow in the history of manufacturing
389
History of technology manufacturing and the Industrial Revolution an alternate perspective on Schmenners hypotheses
403
History of technology manufacturing and the Industrial Revolution a rejoinder
411
A production line that balances itself
418
Integrating environmental issues into the mainstream an agenda for research in operations management
446

Alternative perspectives methodology
197
Empirical science new frontier in operations management research
199
Empirical science new frontier in operations management research
242
Alternative research paradigms in operations
266
The genealogy of operations management
305
Evaluating failure in the innovation process the micropolitics of new product development
482
Options thinking and platform investments investing in opportunity
504
Index
524
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