Production and Operations Management

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South-Western College Pub., 1999 - Production management - 846 pages
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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Norman Gaither is Professor Emeritus of Business Analysis and Research at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Oklahoma and his B.S.I.E. from Oklahoma State University. Prior to teaching, Professor Gaither worked at Olin Corporation, where he held the positions of chief industrial engineer, plant manager, and director of a multiplant operation, and at B.F. Goodrich Company as senior industrial engineer
Professor Gaither's writings on a wide range of operations management topics have appeared in Management Science, Decision Sciences, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Simulation, Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, IIE Transactions, Journal of Cost Analysis, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Greg Frazier is an Associate Professor of Production and Operations Management in the Department of Information Systems and Management Sciences at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is an APICS Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) and has served as a Faculty Fellow at The Boeing Company. Other teaching experience includes Texas A&M University, University of Oregon, and Harvard Summer School at Harvard University
Professor Frazier received a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University. His Ph.D. in production and operations management is also from Texas A&M, where Norman Gaither chaired his dissertation research.

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