Foundations of Production and Operations Management

ISBN-10: 1592602762
ISBN-13: 9781592602766
Edition: 2007
Authors: Martin Starr
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Book details

List price: $162.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Foundations of Production and Operations Management focuses on the concepts essential to a simple-quantitative understanding of strategies and tactics in the P/OM field. Using a managerial focus with the systems approach, this book clarifies the field of Production and Operations Management in its current state. The systems approach is ideal for the managerial focus because the systems approach crosses functional boundaries in search of best solutions. This line of attack has come into strong favor by industry managers. In lieu of detailed quantitative discussions, Starr has streamlined, clarified, and updated fundamental qualitative concepts of business and P/OM. This introductory text provides students with a solid managerial framework for making better decisions, developing career skills, and problem-solving to support company sustainability. The writing style encourages educational literacy. This textbook is dedicated to broad educational objectives in the belief that managers prefer to hire well-informed students.

Overview and Introduction to Production and Operations Management (P/OM)
Production and Operations Management (P/OM) and the Systems Approach
P/OM's Key Role in Productivity Attainment
Strategic Perspectives for Production and Operations Management (P/OM)
Forecasting: Strategies for P/OM
Quality Management: Strategic Issues
Designing the Process, Analysis, and Improvement
Process Configuration Strategies
Process Analysis and Process Redesign
Methods for Quality Control
Management of Technology (MOT)
Planning Teamwork and Job Design
Supply Chain Management and Capacity Planning
Facilities Planning
P/OM Tactics?Operating the System and Making Product
Materials Management (MM) in the Supply Chain
Aggregate Planning?Forecasting Demand, Assigning Resources, and Sequencing Work
Inventory Management
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) for Sporadic Demand
Scheduling Production and Operations
Cycle-Time Management: CTM, TBM and SCM
Transition Management: Preparing for Success and Sustainability
Project Management: Product Development Strategies
Change Management: P/OM Strategies and Tactics
Environment, Ethics, Technology, and Contingency Planning

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