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Operations Management (Operations and Decision Sciences) ISBN 9780073525259 by William Stevenson is one of the most effective management books in print. The author succeeds in explaining how to administer the production of services and goods without being too overwhelming for beginners. Stevenson uses easy-to-understand plus up-to-date examples to present...
Operations Management (Operations and Decision Sciences) ISBN 9780073525259 by William Stevenson is one of the most effective management books in print. The author succeeds in explaining how to administer the production of services and goods without being too overwhelming for beginners. Stevenson uses easy-to-understand plus up-to-date examples to present industry trends in a more engaging manner. Readers will not only be able to fully understand how to oversee, design, and control production and operations but easily apply the theories, too. The book starts with a gripping introduction, then goes on to discuss productivity, strategy, competitiveness, forecasting, and service / product designs. It also covers topics such as strategy capacity planning for services and products, and boasts a comprehensive supplement on decision theory, process election, facilities layout, and linear programming. Students will be able learn about the different designs of work systems, location planning and analysis, management of quality, quality control, and acceptance sampling. This handy reference provides examples on real-life supply chain management, inventory management, aggregate palling, and MRP and ERP issues. Other topics covered in Operations Management (Operations and Decision Sciences) include lean operations, maintenance, scheduling, project management, and management of waiting lines. To make more complicated subjects even easier to understand, Stevenson uses problem solving, detailed examples, current issues, and short cases. To test out retention, each chapter ends with challenging problems and application-oriented tests. The author is an associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Business. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management and quality applications.
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