The Management of Operations: A Conceptual Emphasis
Completely reorganized to follow a chronological flow, the Fourth Edition offers new material reflecting recent trends, changes and issues in the production/operations management market. Coverage includes international competitiveness, ethics, strategy, tying other functional areas of business to operations, service sector and new manufacturing technologies. Each chapter opens with coaching tips enabling students to hone in on important concepts and the ``Applications in Operations'' sections bring conceptual matter to life.
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PART ONE OPERATIONS IN
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activities analysis APPLICATIONS IN OPERATIONS approach areas automated average bill of materials breakeven business strategy capacity planning cell CHAPTER chart competitive concept considered control chart cycle defects demand DESIGNING THE TRANSFORMATION determine distribution efficiency engineering equipment example exponential smoothing facility factors Figure firm firm's fixed cost flow focus forecast function Gantt chart GLOBAL MARKET illustrated improve increase inputs inventory Japanese labor layout linear programming machine major manufacturing master schedule materials MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS PLANNING method minimize Motorola multifactor productivity needs OMIS operations manager organization output percent period plant process design product or service product/service production process production system profit reliability reorder response result safety stock sampling SELECTION AND DESIGN sidebar solution Solved Problem standard Table task tion TRANSFORMATION PROCESS units variable cost volume week workers