Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones
Even if operations aren't directly responsible for keeping the world running, they certainly help!
If you want to have an accurate understanding of how a company functions, you need to get your hands dirty. Only in this way can you get an accurate understanding of what is actually taking place within a company. The practice of looking inward for the answers is at the core of what is known as Operations Management.
Benefit from the wealth of experience that world-renowned experts Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, and Nicola Burgess bring to the table when it comes to assisting businesses of all shapes and sizes in becoming more successful. The book takes a strategic stance and provides readers with an all-encompassing and actionable method to investigate fundamental ideas and observe how those ideas are implemented through a plethora of examples from around the world.
What are some of the factors that contribute to the success of the 10th edition of Operations Management?
A well-defined framework (made possible by the “4 Ds” model of business operations management)
Examples taken directly from real life, presented in the form of “operations in practice” boxes and case studies
Examples with work done on them combine qualitative and quantitative viewpoints.
Critical commentaries often present contrasting points of view when applicable.
Concise responses to the most important questions formatted as bullet points
A brand new section in each chapter titled “Responsible Operations,” which provides a synopsis of how the subject matter relates to social, ethical, and environmental concerns.
Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Warwick Business School, Honorary Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Bath University, and ‘Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association' are all titles that describe Nigel Slack's roles at these institutions.
Alistair Brandon-Jones is currently the Head of the Information, Decisions, and Operations Division at the University of Bath's School of Management in addition to holding the position of Full Chaired Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Bath.
At the Warwick Business School, Nicola Burgess holds the position of Reader in Operations Management. She has extensive experience working with organizations in the public sector to gain an understanding of operations management and improvement in the context of the public sector.