This book takes a pedagogical approach that is participative and interactive, involving the case study method of learning. Chapters start with an Indian case study of a well known company. This is used as a capstone case for the chapter. The student will find this an easy learning experience as data and additional information for these enterprises is readily available. The selection of such cases makes classroom learning truly suited to the Indian business environment.The value driven approach to Operations Management is used in structuring the text into three modules. The first module discusses the infrastructure function of Operations Management. Infrastructure function is considered to be product, process, capacity and location. Module Two describes the structure of the operations function. This includes quality and other product transformation processes. Module Three focuses on the organization, people and processes i.e. the job, the work, and the workplace. In addition, most of the mathematical techniques have been separated into supplements attached to the relevant chapters. Software solutions for the techniques have been explained in the text. Every mathematical technique is exemplified with a number of solved problems. Unlike many Production and Operations Management texts, this book covers E-commerce, Industrial Safety, Maintenance, Environmental Management (Green Productivity) and new technological trends in the discipline. These sections should add to the significance of exploring how firms can gain competitive advantage and promote sustainable development at the same time. The last section of the book comprises of a selection of cases from The Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad. The cases encompass the entire spectrum of Indian Industry the private and the public sectors, professional and family managed business organizations, service and manufacturing industries, single industry and conglomerates. The cases relate to Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Capacity Planning, New Products, Manufacturing Technologies, etc. The Case Studies are of world class. Prof. Tirupati, one of the authors of the case studies, according to Management Science, has penned one of the top 100 management articles in the 50 years.The book is comprehensive, lucid and easy to read and understand. It should be of great value both to students and faculty.
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"Covers the core concepts and theories of production and operations management in the global as well as Indian context. Includes boxes, solved numerical examples, real-world examples and case studies, practice problems, and videos. Focuses on strategic decision making, design, planning, and operational control"--Provided by publisher.
This book covers the emerging and important topics related to production and operations management in a systematic way. It covers not only the essentials of planning, designing, managing and controlling of manufacturing operations, but also a number of relevant topics such as total preventive maintenance, environmental issues in production system, advanced production system, total productivity management and work system design, which are not covered in many books. The book is a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of MBA programmes, as well as B.Tech and M.Tech programmes of production and industrial engineering. Key Features • Theories and concepts based on day-to-day practical applications in the industry • Large number of solved examples to explain the theoretical concepts • Case study at the end of each chapter to illustrate the theory • Brings out the link between linear programming and its applications
Examines operations management, covering such topics as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs.
This revitalized new edition of Strategic Operations Management focuses on the four core themes of operations strategy, a vital topic for any company's objectives: strategy, innovation, services, and supply. Expertly authored by a team of Europe's top scholars in the field, the text is enhanced by the addition of new case examples, graphic images, learning objectives, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading. In addition, the companion website offers a comprehensive set of web links and videos to augment the learning experience. This truly comprehensive volume underscores the differences between the core theories that underpin operations management. Students taking MBA, MSc and MBM classes on operations management, advanced operations management, and strategic operations management will find this textbook fulfills all their requirements whilst advanced undergraduate classes in these areas will also find the book an essential read.
ïAs the services sector has become the most important sector of many of our economies, this book makes a valued contribution to our greater understanding of what features are critical to operational success in this sector. Based upon sound research and drawing on numerous cases studies, the author has delivered an expose that will be of value to academics and practitioners alike. From a long career in the field, the author has distilled critical content into a well-organised book that is a must for students and practitioners in services operations management. It is welcoming to read of service operations management in the not-for-profit and public sectors.Í _ Peter Liesch, University of Queensland Business School, Brisbane, Australia ïDavid has captured the essentials of service operations within a complete enterprise framework. Based upon case studies from a broad variety of organizations from around the globe, this easy to understand text is a must for students and practitioners alike. Students of service operations and indeed services marketing have been long awaiting a reference such as this.Í _ Derek Lundberg, Metcash Food & Grocery ïThe author recognizes the critical fact that service operations is worlds apart from manufacturing operations management that produces tangible products _ a failing of so many other texts that have drawn on yesteryear manufacturing paradigms to try and explain services. This book succeeds in combining operational analysis with the empirical research to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of the forces that shape and change the service sectors. Drawing on a wealth of information by virtue of his track record of many years researching the service sectors, this book will be invaluable to both students, practitioners and anyone interested in successful service operations _ tourism, hospitality, transport, retailing, utilities, not for profit, public service.Í _ George Downie, Senior Lecturer, Southampton Business School, UK ïThis is an important book for educators, students and professional managers. As the services sector becomes a larger and increasingly pervasive part of our economy and as service operations management becomes the biggest part of most organizations, the opportunity to increase productivity, quality, flexibility and innovation of service provision must be grasped firmly by those who want their organizations to remain competitive and successful. This book very effectively blends conceptual frameworks with new, practical case studies. It is full of valuable and useful insights.Í _ Danny Samson, University of Melbourne, Australia This comprehensive textbook will become required reading for postgraduate students seeking to understand the principles of service operations management and for undergraduate students specializing in hospitality, tourism or the public sector. It will also serve as a handbook for operations managers in service organizations as they seek to develop and implement improved operations strategies. Focusing on service delivery design, capacity, recovery, performance measurement and service strategy, the challenge of delivering exceptional service quality is addressed through a comparison of customersÍ perceptions and expectations. A new approach to quality in services describes the tools and methods for continuous service improvement. This accessible and engaging textbook is the ideal foundation for a course in service operations management. Each chapter: - ' represents a lecture and specific topic _ with specified learning objectives and outcomes ' develops using a ïchunking and scaffoldÍ pedagogical technique _ sub-sections in the chapter develop the chapterÍs theme ' includes examples of organizations and small case-vignettes suitable for class/group discussion and larger cases of international organizations for set-work activity ' draws upon contemporary research with clear citations to show the source _ each chapter has a bibliography and reference list ' includes a series of questions that can be asked of the audience/students _ either to promote discussion or to be set as an assignment See the companion website _ INCLUDE LINK _ for an Instructor Resource Guide and PowerPoint slides, with tips for activities and as a general guide to explore issues raised in the book.