Operations Management Policy Practice and Performance Improvement

Author: Steve Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136375465
Format: PDF, Docs
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'Operations Management: policy, practices, performance improvement' is the latest state-of-the-art approach to operations management. It provides new cutting edge input into operations management theory and practice that cannot be found in any other text. Discussing both strategic and tactical inputs it combines and balances service and manufacturing operations. * Cutting edge techniques accompanied by brand new case studies * Challenges standard approaches * Comprehensive coverage of strategic supply management * Critical sample questions to aid discussion * Reading lists and articles to support learning * Additional lecturer support material This outstanding author team is from the Operations Management Group at the University of Bath. Their expertise and knowledge is apparent in the text, and they bring to it their original research and experience in the field of operations management.

Operations Strategy

Author: Terry Hill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137532777
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by leading authors in the field. Packed with original cases that connect key concepts, this book provides students with core tools and techniques to enable them to design and implement a successful operations strategy. Built on sound academic research and industry best-practice this is an invaluable resource for all students.

E1 Enterprise Operations

Author: Bob Perry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1856177904
Format: PDF, Kindle
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CIMA Official Learning Systems are the only textbooks recommended by CIMA as core reading. Written by the CIMA examiners, markers and lecturers, they specifically prepare students to pass the CIMA exams first time. Fully updated to reflect the 2010 syllabus, they are crammed with features to reinforce learning, including: - step by step coverage directly linked to CIMA's learning outcomes - fully revised examples and case studies - extensive question practice to test knowledge and understanding - integrated readings to increase understanding of key theory - colour used throughout to aid navigation * The Official Learning systems are the only study materials endorsed by CIMA * Key sections written by former examiners for the most accurate, up-to-date guidance towards exam success * Complete integrated package incorporating syllabus guidance, full text, recommended articles, revision guides and extensive question practice

Hospital Operations

Author: Wallace J. Hopp
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132908662
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In Hospital Operations, two leading Operations Management experts and five practicing clinicians demonstrate how to apply new OM advances and metrics to substantially improve any hospital's performance. Replete with examples, Hospital Operations shows how to generate principles-driven breakthrough ideas to systematically improve emergency departments, operating rooms, nursing unites, and diagnostic units." -- Back cover

Project Management

Author: Harvey Maylor
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Combining a strong academic approach with relevant practical cases, this text skilfully shows the range of issues that face project managers throughout the project cycle. Harvey Maylor considers projects as being a core business activity and approaches the subject from a strategic perspective, covering both the role of projects in the execution of organisational strategy and the application of strategic principles in projects. "Classic features: " Covers a wide range of project settings, from traditional large-scale industrial projects through to small-scale personal projects, in both service and manufacturing settings Each chapter contains examples of 'Project Management in Practice' as well as case studies, discussion questions and exercises to help you check your understanding This new Media Edition comes with a free CD Rom containing a 60-day evaluation version of Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 to help familiarise you with the most commonly used project management software. "Project Management" is used extensively to accompany courses on undergraduate, masters and MBA programmes, as well as for in-company training and for professionals wanting to bring themselves up-to-date with developments in the field. Extra teaching materials are available online for lecturers at http: //www.booksites.net/maylor. Dr Harvey Maylor is Lecturer in Operations and Project Management at the University of Bath School of Management. He is also a consultant and trainer in the area of Project Management, and has received funding for his research from industry, government, the European Commission, and most recently, the Project Management Institute. 'For all involved in projects, it's a book that needs to be on your bookshelf, but better in your hand'. "Bob Saunders, Open University and Association for Project Management." 'A thorough introduction to project management. Highly recommended for use as an introductory course text'. "Paul Walley, Lecturer in Operations Management, Warwick Business School." 'A useful introduction to the subject for students, as it indicates the complexity of the subject and its importance in a wide range of industries'. "Prof J.H.Rogerson, Dean of Engineering, Science and Manufacturing, Cranfield University"

Operations Management in Healthcare

Author: Dr. Corinne M. Karuppan, PhD, CPIM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826126537
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes how to build a competitive edge by developing superior operations This comprehensive, practice-oriented text illustrates how healthcare organizations can gain a competitive edge through superior operations – and demonstrates how to achieve them. Underscoring the importance of a strategic perspective, the book describes how to attain excellence in the four competitive priorities: quality, cost, delivery, and flexibility. The competitive priorities are interrelated, with excellent quality laying the foundation for performance in the other competitive priorities, and with targeted improvement initiatives having synergistic effects. The text stresses the benefits of aligning the entire operations system within the parameters of a business strategy. It equips students with a conceptual mental model of healthcare operations in which all concepts and tools fit together logically. With a hands-on approach, the book clearly demonstrates the “how-tos” of effectively managing a healthcare organization. It describes how to negotiate the different perspectives of clinicians and administrators by offering a common platform for building competitive advantage. To bring the cultural context of a healthcare organization to life, the book engages students with a series of short vignettes of a fictitious healthcare organization as it strives to achieve the status of a highly reliable organization. Integrated throughout are a variety of tools and quantitative techniques with step-by-step instructions to assist in problem solving and process improvements. Also included are mind maps linking competitive priorities and concepts, quick-reference icons, dashboards displaying measurement and process tracking, and boxed features. Several project ideas, team assignments, and creative thinking exercises are proposed. A comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials further enhance the book’s outstanding value. Key Features: Includes mind maps to connect competitive priorities, concepts, and tools Provides an extensive tool kit for problem solving and process improvements Presents icons throughout the text to emphasize competitive priorities and tool coverage Emphasizes measurement with dashboards and includes data files for statistical process control, queuing, and simulation Demonstrates human dynamics and organizational challenges through realistic vignettes Presents boxed features of frequently asked questions an real-world implementations of concepts Provides comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials

Operations Management

Author: Alison Bettley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412919036
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`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

Performance Management for the Oil Gas and Process Industries

Author: Robert Bruce Hey
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0128104473
Format: PDF
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Performance Management for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries: A Systems Approach is a practical guide on the business cycle and techniques to undertake step, episodic, and breakthrough improvement in performance to optimize operating costs. Like many industries, the oil, gas, and process industries are coming under increasing pressure to cut costs due to ongoing construction of larger, more integrated units, as well as the application of increasingly stringent environmental policies. Focusing on the ‘value adder’ or ‘revenue generator’ core system and the company direction statement, this book describes a systems approach which assures significant sustainable improvements in the business and operational performance specific to the oil, gas, and process industries. The book will enable the reader to: utilize best practice principles of good governance for long term performance enhancement; identify the most significant performance indicators for overall business improvement; apply strategies to ensure that targets are met in agreed upon time frames. Describes a systems approach which assures significant sustainable improvements in the business and operational performance specific to the oil, gas, and process industries Helps readers set appropriate and realistic short-term/ long-term targets with a pre-built facility health checker Elucidates the relationship between PSM, OHS, and Asset Integrity with an increased emphasis on behavior-based safety Discusses specific oil and gas industry issues and examples such as refinery and gas plant performance initiatives and hydrocarbon accounting