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Operations Management: Processes & Supply Chains
Creating value through Operations Management. "Operations Management" provides readers with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues. This text uses a systemized approach while focusing on issues of current interest. The latest edition of this text has been revised to integrate a supply chain orientation.
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published January 12th 2009 by Prentice Hall
(first published March 1987)
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Aug 07, 2012 Justin Jaeger rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: MBA Candidates
Recommended to Justin by: Willamette University
The book is colorful and relevant. The first few chapters seem somewhat dry, but the diversity of cases and problems and brainstorming opportunities lead a student to approach every situation in life and at work with an eye for process improvement. I don't feel like it taught me everything, but I like that it got me interested in going further down the operations and supply chain rabbit hole.
I read this book for a course I took during my studies toward the degree of Master of business Administration. operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains is an excellent resource for the manager who wants to stay informed about the wide world of operations and process management. The depth with which the authors go into the operations and process management is breathtaking as the authors delve into concepts such as multifactor productivity rates and other mathematical formulas relevant ...more
Honestly, this textbook is just terrible. It takes a moderately hard subject and describes it in such obtuse terms it's almost incomprehensible at times. The writers/editors could have done a lot better. If you want to understand operations, this probably isn't the best text for you (internet sources describe it much better).