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Operations strategy : focusing competitive excellence
Stonebraker, Peter W., 1942-
Publication Information:
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [1994]

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xvi, 607 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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TS155 .S76 1994 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Unlike other books, which are primarily casebooks, books of readings, or designed for a non-classroom audience, this book is primarily text, with some cases and numerous real-world examples. The book is comprehensive and integrates the classical foundations with recent application advances. The chapters are organized to show the importance and interrelationship of each topic, describing all relevant algorithms, showing their applications, and noting the strategic operations issues of how, when, where and why. This perspective integrates corporate strategy formulation and implementation within long range business planning, midrange operations planning and short-range tactical execution of the strategy, without losing its linkage with operations management fundamentals.

Table of Contents

I Introduction The "Strategic Overview" Perspective
1 Operations Management: The Key Competitive Weapon
2 The Dimensions of Strategic Operations
3 The Operations Strategy Process
Cases Part I
Case I Operations Strategy at Waste Management
Case II Business Planning at Elco Manufacturing
II Structure Considerations Of Operations Strategy
4 The Integration of Organization Design
5 Capacity Evaluation
6 Facilities Strategy
7 Production System Design
Cases Part II
Case III Facilities Strategies at Courtyard by Marriott
Case IV Capacity Evaluation, Facilities Strategy & Production System Design at Elco Manufacturing
III Infrastructure Considerations Of Operations Strategy
8 Operations Planning
9 Improving Materials Management
10 Just-in-Time
11 Quality and Customer Service Management
12 Productivity and Workforce Management
Cases Part III
Case V Motorola - In Pursuit of Six Sigma
Case VI Operations, Inventory, and Quality Planning at Elco Manufacturing
IV Operationalizing Operations Strategy
13 The Management of Technology
14 Policy The Guide to Implementation
15 Operations Management 2000: Toward the Millennium
Cases Part IV
Case VII As GM goes ... So Goes the Nation
Case VIII New Product Development at Elco Manufacturing