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|Author||: Mary Ann Anderson,Edward J. Anderson,Geoffrey Parker|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Score your highest in Operations Management Operations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most undergraduate business majors and MBA candidates. Now, Operations Management For Dummies serves as an extremely resourceful aid for this difficult subject. Tracks to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy, and covers topics such as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance and efficiency, materials management and product development, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new, improved processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs of projects. Clearly organizes and explains complex topics Serves as an supplement to your Operations Management textbooks Helps you score your highest in your Operations Management course Whether your aim is to earn an undergraduate degree in business or an MBA, Operations Management For Dummies is indispensable supplemental reading for your operations management course.
|Author||: Robert McCrie|
The second edition of Security Operations Management continues as the seminal reference on corporate security management operations. Revised and updated, topics covered in depth include: access control, selling the security budget upgrades to senior management, the evolution of security standards since 9/11, designing buildings to be safer from terrorism, improving relations between the public and private sectors, enhancing security measures during acute emergencies, and, finally, the increased security issues surrounding the threats of terrorism and cybercrime. An ideal reference for the professional, as well as a valuable teaching tool for the security student, the book includes discussion questions and a glossary of common security terms. Additionally, a brand new appendix contains contact information for academic, trade, and professional security organizations. * Fresh coverage of both the business and technical sides of security for the current corporate environment * Strategies for outsourcing security services and systems * Brand new appendix with contact information for trade, professional, and academic security organizations
|Author||: Michael A. Lewis|
Operations Management (OM) is a multi-faceted blend of myriad academic andpractical disciplines – from engineering and economics via mathematics and marketing, to systems and psychology. To capture the state of the art, the bookreviews contemporary and classic scholarship in one of the oldest business and management disciplines. To offer the reader a thought-provoking point of entry into the selected sources, the book curates its content as an imaginary exhibit, eachchapter a thematic OM ‘gallery’ (process; planning and control; people; strategy and measurement; technology) introduced by a description of some extraordinary artefacts, paintings, sculptures and architecture. The content has been curated around three principles intended to benefit the casual reader and both new and established OM scholars. First, it incorporates works that build on, or help to distinguish, fundamental tenets from more transitory fads. Second, the text makes significant efforts to try and balance the gravitational pull of the factory, (even though this may not offer an accurate representation of the majority of the field) and third, to try to keep managerial rather than technical/ analytical concerns to the fore. This concise book provides a useful overview of current and classic OM research. Written by a leading authority, it is intended to be a valuable and engaging resource for both students and scholars of business.
|Author||: Alison Bettley,David Mayle,Tarek Tantoush|
`This reader is an outstanding piece of work. It captures the essence of operations management by providing an interesting and sometimes provoking set of readings. It also provides an excellent review of the topic. Its approach to operations management is both topical and comprehensive. The editors have done an outstanding job of including many of the significant recent developments in the area, particularly in the technology and operations strategy areas' - Nigel Slack, Professor of Operations Strategy, Warwick University
|Author||: Jan Vissers,Roger Beech|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
Featuring a number of case studies and a theoretical framework, this textbook leads the reader across geographical boundaries and through the logical steps in health operations management. The authors explore its development as a tool for monitoring and controlling the use of valuable resources.
|Author||: Ajay Das|
An Introduction to Operations Management: The Joy of Operations covers the core topics of operations management, including product and service design, processes, capacity planning, forecasting, inventory, quality, supply chain management, and project management. Das provides a clear, connected, and current view of operations management and how it relates to a firm’s strategic goals. Students will benefit from the real-world scenarios that foster an understanding of operations management tasks. Without relying heavily on statistics and mathematical derivations, the book offers applied models and a simple, predictable chapter format to make it easy to navigate. Students of introductory operations management courses will love this practical textbook. A companion website features an instructor’s manual with test questions, as well as additional exercises and examples for in-class use.
|Author||: Glenn A. Bassett|
|Editor||: Greenwood Publishing Group|
Looking at service industries from the cost and quality management viewpoint, Bassett argues that to achieve effective service delivery, companies must move from high-volume, long-run output to low-volume and short-runs operations. He maintains that despite the inevitability of suboptimized plan and equipment utilization, inefficiencies are not inherent. His book outlines a vision of short-run operations based on proven principles of management and organization science, and provides service industry management with a blueprint for successful competition.
|Editor||: Discovery Publishing House|
Contents: Organisation, An Outline of the Problem, The Classic Economic Production Quality Model, The Timing of Labour Transfers in Dual Resource Constrained Systems, Procedures for Determining Relative Frequencies of Production, Materials, A Discrete Production Switching Rule for Aggregate Planning, Replanning Frequencies for Master Production Schedules, New Technology Investments in Multistage Production Systems, Simulation Approach for Determining Maintenance Crew Size for a Machine-shop A Case Study, Quality Control, Productivity and Materials Management, Product Structure Complexity and Multilevel Lot Sizing Using Alternative Costing Policies, Budgeting in Public Enterprises.
|Author||: S. Anil Kumar|
|Editor||: New Age International|
This Book Presents Lucid Treatment Of A Wide Range Of Issues Involved In Production And Operations Management. It Focuses On The Latest Techniques In Production Planning And Control Considered To Be Pivotal For Organizations, Which Aim At Maximizing Their Productivity And Profitability.The Book Further Discusses In Detail The Production System Concept, Facility Location, Plant Layout Design, Production Scheduling, Mass Production Techniques Such As Assembly Line Balancing Maintenance Planning And Control, Scheduling, Quality Control; And Modern Production Management Tools That Include Cim, Tqm And Iso 9000 Series.Primarily Designed As A Textbook For Various Courses Like Bbm, Bba, B.Com., Mba And Also Useful For Students Pursuing Courses, Production And Operations Management, Mechanical, Industrial And Production Engineering Of Bangalore And Other Indian Universities.Salient Features: * Book Is Written In Simple And Lucid Style * Contents Are Presented In A Most Meticulous Manner * Charts Are Provided For Easy Understanding Of The Concepts * Exercises Are Designed For Self-Evaluation And Include Objective Type, Analytical Type And Application Type Questions * Contains Examination Question Bank * Contains Exhaustive Glossary Of Terminologies * Focuses On Materials Management Concepts And Techniques * Focuses On Plant Location And Layout Concepts * Focuses On Statistical Quality Control Concepts And Technique * Focuses On Industrial Engineering Concepts Such As Time Motion Study, Maintenance Management, Waste Management & Automation
|Author||: P Rama Murthy|
|Editor||: New Age International|
This Book Is Specially Designed For B.Tech And Mba Students. It Explains In A Simple But Thorough Manner, The Fundamental Concepts And Techniques Involved In Both Production And Operations Management. Sufficient Examples Are Included Throughout The Text To Illustrate These Concepts And Techniques.
Management Extra brings all the best management thinking together in one package. The series fuses key ideas with applied activities to help managers examine and improve how they work in practice. Management Extra is an exciting, new approach to management development. The books provide the basis for self-paced learning at level 4/5. The flexible learning structure allows busy participants to study at their own convenience, minimising time away from the job. The programme allows trainers to quickly plan and deliver high quality, business-led courses. Trainers can select materials to meet the needs of their delegates, clients, and budget. Each book is divided into themes of ideal length for delivering in a training session. Each theme has a range of activities for delegates to complete, putting the training into context and relating it to their own situation and business. The books’ lively style will stimulate further interest in the subjects covered. Guides for further reading and valuable web references provide a lead-in to further research. Management Extra is based on the NVQ framework to ease the creation of Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma or NVQ programmes for managers. It is accredited with all leading awarding bodies.
|Author||: David Hedlund,Gil Fried,Rick Smith|
|Editor||: Human Kinetics|
Esports have rapidly expanded from a pastime undertaken by casual players to one of the largest segments of the entertainment industry, in which hundreds of millions of people play and compete daily. Esports Business Management With HKPropel Access is one of the first textbooks to present an all-encompassing look into the world of esports business, will teach both aspiring students and sports professionals about the business of this rapidly expanding industry. Written by esports executives, business experts, and esports educators—and endorsed by the International Esports Federation, Esports Research Network, and the United States Esports Federation—the textbook offers a comprehensive approach to the operational side of esports, supplemented by a striking full-color design and dynamic imagery that will bring concepts to life. The text begins with a basic overview of the industry, including various levels of esports, culture, and social issues. Next, readers will explore the interests and concerns of various tiers of stakeholders—from title publishers and event organizers to leagues, sponsors, fans, and more—and learn about governance at multiple levels, from the international level to college conferences. A full look at the marketing engine of esports examines sponsorship opportunities, esports events and venues, and communications at all levels, including broadcasting, analytics, and social media. The book addresses managerial and business issues associated with running an esports-related entity, including financial and legal concepts as well as team and player management. The text concludes by examining careers found in the various segments of the industry and looking at the future of esports. Throughout the text, Zoning sidebars provide real-world spotlights that bring the concepts to life. Student learning will be enhanced by the related online learning aids delivered through HKPropel, with student exercises and case studies that apply content to life, industry profiles, and a list of Internet resources for further learning. While similarities exist between the sports and esports environments, there are also significant differences in how the esports industry must operate to thrive. Esports Business Management is the foundational text for understanding and working in this exciting, fast-paced industry. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.
|Author||: Eric C. Schwarz,Stacey A. Hall,Simon Shibli|
Anybody working in sport management will be involved in the operation of a sports facility at some point in their career. It is a core professional competency at the heart of successful sport business. Sport Facility Operations Management is a comprehensive and engaging textbook which introduces cutting-edge concepts in facilities and operations management, including practical guidance from professional facility managers. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition—which introduces new chapters on capital investment and operational decision-making—the book covers all fundamental aspects of sport facility operations management from a global perspective, including: ownership structures and financing options planning, design, and construction processes organizational and human resource management financial and operations management legal concerns marketing management and event planning risk assessment and security planning benchmarking and performance management Each chapter contains newly updated real-world case studies and discussion questions, innovative 'Technology Now!' features and step-by-step guidance through every element of successful sport facilities and operations management, while an expanded companion website offers lecture slides, a sample course syllabus, a bank of multiple-choice and essay questions, glossary flashcards links to further reading, and appendices with relevant supplemental documentation. With a clear structure running from planning through to the application of core management disciplines, Sport Facility Operations Management is essential reading for any sport management course.
|Author||: Peter Robinson,Paul Fallon,Harry Cameron,John C Crotts|
Covering the applied managerial perspective of the travel industry, this book looks at the core disciplines and the application of theory to practice. Considering individual and corporate social responsibility, it teaches effective managerial skills by reviewing legal frameworks, quality management and marketing, financial management, and the management of shareholders and stakeholders. It discusses current trends such as sustainability and governmental emission targets against a background of the needs of a commercial business to innovate and increase profits. A valuable tool for both students and those working in the travel industry, this new edition includes new content, a revised structure and all-new international case studies.
|Author||: Neil Bentley,Richard Jeffery|
|Editor||: Practical Inspiration Publishing|
Practiced by tens of thousands of people across more than 40 countries, Active Operations Management (AOM) is one of the most successful methods for managing performance in service operations. Now the people who developed the method tell you exactly how you can do it for yourself.
|Author||: David Gardiner,Hendrik Reefke|
All businesses strive for excellence in today’s technology-based environment in which customers want solutions at the touch of a button. This highly regarded textbook provides in-depth coverage of the principles of operations and supply chain management and explains how to design, implement, and maintain processes for sustainable competitive advantage. This text offers a unique combination of theory and practice with a strategic, results-driven approach. Now in its fourth edition, Operations Management for Business Excellence has been updated to reflect major advances and future trends in supply chain management. A new chapter on advanced supply chain concepts covers novel logistics technology, information systems, customer proximity, sustainability, and the use of multiple sales channels. As a platform for discussion, the exploration of future trends includes self-driving vehicles, automation and robotics, and omnichannel retailing. Features include: A host of international case studies and examples to demonstrate how theory translates to practice, including Airbus, Hewlett Packard, Puma, and Toyota. A consistent structure to aid learning and retention: Each chapter begins with a detailed set of learning objectives and finishes with a chapter summary, a set of discussion questions and a list of key terms. Fully comprehensive with an emphasis on the practical, this textbook should be core reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of operations management and supply chain management. It would also appeal to executives who desire an understanding of how to achieve and maintain ‘excellence’ in business. Online resources include lecture slides, a glossary, test questions, downloadable figures, and a bonus chapter on project management.
|Author||: Alberto F. De Toni|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
International Operations Management: Lessons in Global Business uses a fascinating selection of case studies researched during the 'International Operations Management Project', sponsored by the European Commission, to produce a valuable view of businesses in Western and Eastern traditions. Ranging from China Post and Flextronics International (Singapore) to Electrolux, Ford, and GlaxoSmithKline, the studies link conceptual and practical approaches in five areas: international operations management strategy, sourcing and manufacturing, new product development, logistics, and networked organisations. Throughout, the authors compare the Western and Eastern approaches to business, and introduce theory to clarify the comparison and the real consequences of internationalisation. With its balance of theoretical and applied content, this volume, created from an exciting collaboration between universities and schools of management in Europe and China, serves as both a primary and supplementary source for higher level students and educators, and as a worthwhile read for interested practitioners.