Production and Operations Management
This text is intended for an introduction to production and/or operations management course in undergraduate and MBA programs at four-year schools. Its comprehensive introduction to the concepts and techniques of operations management places importance on operations strategy early, with balanced coverage of quantitative techniques and managerial issues.
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Introduction and Overview
Factors Affecting POM Today
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